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Ward Manager

Band 7

Main area
Secure Services
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Northside House
£37,570 - £43,772 gross per annum
26/05/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Secure Services has consistently been rated “Good” by the CQC in 2016, 2017 & 2018. They said, “Staff we spoke with reported that morale was high with their teams and felt that levels of job satisfaction were high. Staff reported that they felt listened to by their teams and were never afraid to raise issues, as the team or managers addressed them.”

Come and join us on our journey to Outstanding!

An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to lead the Occupational Therapy and Fitness team covering inpatient secure services in Norfolk and Suffolk. We are a large therapy team linking in with the 5 wards for low and medium secure service users. We are recovery focused providing core Occupational Therapy and fitness assessments and rehabilitation for patients in secure services. There is a large amount of resources available to the team and exciting opportunities to continue to develop the service.

The team regularly receive positive feedback from service users and visiting inspectors about vocational facilities including the service user run shop, horticultural and workshop areas and wide variety of sessions offered. We are also proud of the whole team being trained in MOHO assessments, our recovery college and our involvement in service projects including staff wellbeing and carers events.

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist who is able to work autonomously using leadership skills, innovation and creativity to manage the Occupational Therapy & Fitness team and develop the service. The role is well established within the service, you will be fully involved with service meetings and will work closely with all professions within secure service. You will be supported to further your leadership, skills and knowledge through access to training and education.


If you are interested to know more or are considering an application, please get in touch, we are really happy to discuss the role.



Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.


NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.


Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be held on the week commencing 3rd June 2019, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Julie Parker - Lead for Psychology and Therapies

Tel: 07468 716208 or email