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Mental Health Nurse
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Mary Seacole House
£35,392 - £42,618 per annum pro rata
Salary period
08/10/2023 23:59

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Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager - Mary Seacole Ward

Band 6

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Job overview

Male Acute Ward:

The Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager post requires the candidate to be committed and be able to rise to the challenges of the role.

Motivated to  succeed in  your personal development and supporting the professional goals of the team. 

Service user focussed and willing to work as part of the ward team, involved and supporting team decision making and providing exemplary care to those we work with to support recovery. 

Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse, with experience in leading and managing teams  and looking for a supportive and dynamic place to work at?

Then Ward 1  ward could be the place for you.

Ward 1 provides care for people (Adult Males of Working Age ) who are experiencing a range of acute mental illness crisis/distress of such severity that it cannot be managed safely at home or in a respite facility.


Main duties of the job

Applicants must be Registered Mental Health Nurses able to work in a challenging, dynamic and recovery focused environment.

You will need to demonstrate a range of skills including the following

Effective leadership

Crisis management

Discharge planning and coordination

Staff supervision and appraisals,

Rota management ,  

Effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, compassion and critical self-reflection

Clinical skills which reflect your understanding of the Mental Health Act and the frameworks governing our service.

Working for our organisation

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year.  We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community.  If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

We highly recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Person specification

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Essential criteria
  • Registred with NMC with Valid PIN

Experience in Management

Essential criteria
  • Previous post, experience of directly managing others

Experience in Acute/Forensic

Essential criteria
  • Nature of setting, what role and function they hav had there

Employer certification / accreditation badges

We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeStonewall Health ChampionsDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Benjamin Wilson
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
0121 301 6123