Ward Manager – 2 Vacancies

London (South), London (Greater)
£38,318 - £48,615 per annum
03 Jan 2018
25 Jan 2018
Nursing Field
Community Care, Mental Health
Ward Manager
Job Type

Ward Manager – 2 Vacancies

Band 7: £38,318 - £48,615 per annum

Permanent Position

Full Time hours: 37.5 hours per week + plus bleep holder responsibilities

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability is a non-profit, medical charity, a hospital and home, based in Putney, South West London. We provide both short and long-term specialist services (assessment, rehabilitation and disability management) for adults with profound or complex disabilities resulting from damage to the brain or nervous system. Through these services, we seek to enable people with profound neuro-disability to enjoy an optimal quality of life in our fantastic location in London. The Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability was awarded a “Good” rating by the CQC in September 2017; the report noted many areas of excellence in care, responsiveness, management and leadership.

We currently have vacancies for 2 strong and dynamic, dedicated and inspiring Ward Managers for the following wards.

Hunter Ward – Continuing Care Ward - This unit specialises in patients with long term care needs associated with acquired brain injury. This ward provides a 24 hour care to our 19 long term care patients with acquired brain injury that requires full assistance with activities of daily living. We have patients with tracheostomy tube, gastrostomy tube, suprapubic and urethral catheters that require routine changes. We work closely with multidisciplinary team in providing optimal care and management of long term disability as well as to encourage our residents to be as independent as possible in all the activities of daily living and in making decisions about their daily life.

Wellesley Ward – Neuro-Behavioural Ward- This is a 13 bedded neuro-behavioural service for adults with an acquired brain injury. These patients’ rehabilitation and placement options have been limited, often due to the nature of their behaviour. As with any service that works with challenging behaviour our goal is not simply to manage and reduce risk but also to take a curious approach to the underlying purpose of such behaviour and try to develop better ways for our patients to get their needs met. The approach is monitored for effectiveness and continually developed to refine treatment strategy.

As part of the Leadership Team within the Hospital, key responsibilities of the Ward Manger include the human resource and financial management of the ward. You will ensure the 24 hour nursing service is covered by appropriate rostering and skill mix, facilitate multi-disciplinary team working and monitor/participate in patient care provision. You will have proven leadership, managerial, communication, excellent interpersonal skills, evidence of recent professional development, good team working and the ability to prioritize workloads. As a Ward Manager, you will be working in an environment where there is a high staff to patient ratio for nursing and HCA staff. In addition to this there is a high level of AHP input. Due to the challenges encountered working in such an environment it is very important that the nursing and HCA team form a central part of the wider multidisciplinary team. Ensuring cohesive integration of nursing into the MDT is a key role for the Ward Manager who will frequently liaise with other senior clinicians in order to find effective ways to ensure high standards of care.

What we offer:

  • Golden Hello (Financial Support for Relocation costs)
  • Free on-site parking
  • Opportunity to undertake the Putney Nurse Programme which entails training of “Management of Patients who have Highly Complex Neurological Disorders Programme”
  • Access to on site staff accommodation
  • Contributing staff pension scheme
  • Transport season ticket loan
  • Occupational health service which includes a range of wellbeing services
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Newly refurbished canteen and subsidised Costa Café

To explore more about these Ward Manager vacancies and to apply, please click on the following links below:

Hunter Ward – Continuing Care Ward:


Wellesley Ward – Neuro-behavioural Ward


If successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to an assessment centre.


Closing Date on 25th January 2018 11.59pm

Shortlisting to be done on 26th January 2018. If shortlisted, invitations will be sent on the same day

Assessment / Interviews to take place on either 30th OR 31st January 2018 (tbc)