Deputy Ward Manager

Band 6

Main area
Forensic Inpatient
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, BR3 3BX
£30,549 - £40,105 p.a inc.
28/03/2018 23:59

This post offers an exciting opportunity to work in the Forensic Intensive Psychological Treatment Service (FIPTS), a well-established, innovative service for offenders with personality disorder in SLaM. 

This full-time position based on Waddon Ward, River House, a medium secure service in South London.  Waddon Ward provides assessment and treatment for 16 adult men with severe personality disorder from London and the South, who have committed serious offences and continue to pose a high risk to others. The clinical model is an integrated modular approach centred on the Violence Reduction Programme and incorporating other evidence based treatments for specific personality difficulties and offence types, including sexual offending.  There is also an extensive programme of art therapy, education and other occupational therapies, both on the ward and in the wider Bethlem Royal Hospital site.  Meaningful service user involvement is central to the approach to care and treatment in the service, as evidenced by our recent Enabling Environments Award. 

The successful candidate will deputise the Ward Manager in leading the dedicated multi-professional team in providing care for service users. The candidate will need to be passionate about high quality patient care and have experience in leadership. The post holder will be a ‘self-starter’ and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a multi professional team.

We believe that frontline clinical leadership is essential to improving patient experience and outcomes, and   we therefore offer opportunities for development, training and support. We are a forward thinking service and welcome new ideas and improved ways of working to enhance the service user experience.

We employ around 4,800 people across South London and other sites in the UK. It is a diverse team of talented individuals, spanning a wide range of specialities and benefiting from many world-leading healthcare experts. We deliver more than 14,000 training experiences each year for our staff, providing an extensive range of learning opportunities. Staff can benefit from exceptional professional development opportunities and we will work with you to build your career in mental health. In addition, our working relationship with King's Health Partners allows those working at the Trust to get involved in academic research.

We are committed to helping to develop the people that come to work with us. We know that the Trust can only be as good as the people who work here and we’ll invest in you to maximise that potential. That’s why we really welcome and value people so highly. In short, if you’ve got what it takes we’d be delighted for you to come and work with us.

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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

Edward Kanu, Clinical Service Lead - / 0203228 8400

Aurelia Hossu - / 020 3228 8432


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