• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Senior Leadership Team as the Clinical Ward Manager role will be based at Mulberry Ward which is an Adult Acute Assessment Unit

The successful candidate will have experience in working within Acute Inpatients Home Treatment and PICU as a band working within a multi-disciplinary team along with evidence of partnership working developing links with other organisations both inside and outside of the NHS.

Main duties of the job

The individual will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of working with service users with Mental Health, complex and challenging needs as well as effectively leading and managing a clinical team and has a passion for Acute Care.

We are looking for a leader who is motivated and able to provide managerial, leadership and demonstrate good resilience in driving the Acute Care Team forward. To ensure care is delivered which is person centred and meets standards for Quality and Safety in partnership with service users and carers.

A key component of a clinical leadership role within CWP is being an effective role model for the team and demonstrating the organisations values of the 6C’s.

CWP provide full access to clinical and managerial supervision which will assist you in developing your professional development plan. To be successful in this role you will need to be committed to Personal Learning and Development, Evidence and Values Based Practice and Patient Centred Care.

Working for our organisation

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you. 

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for a full copy.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

To ensure that we continue to provide ‘Outstanding for Care’ (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a  Values Based Interview/Assessment ,  which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours which are ‘the 6 Cs’ Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A ‘Guide to completing your application form’ can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the ‘essential’ criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer ‘YES’ to the question: ‘Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?’ Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health/Learning Disability).
  • Degree in nursing or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Desirable criteria

  • RGN.
  • Advanced clinical skills course
  • Masters degree / working towards in related clinical speciality
  • Knowledge and Expertise

    Essential criteria

  • Specialist clinical knowledge of medical and psychiatric conditions, diagnosis, treatment and care including contraindications and side effects to medication, relevant to the health speciality.
  • Knowledge & understanding of Recovery Model of Care
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and quality framework associated with the clinical speciality (Eg MHA, Clinical & Social Governance).
  • Understanding and appreciation of Safeguarding procedures.
  • Understanding of the role and function of other organisations providing services to people with mental health needs and how these complement services the NHS provides
  • Knowledge of performance management procedures.
  • Knowledge of transformation or transactional change
  • Awareness of planning & developing services processes
  • Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge and understanding of the wider NHS Agenda including best practice.
  • Advanced computer skills and use of spread sheets
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of managing clinical practice at Band 6.
  • Experience of leading on Safeguarding issues including providing advice and guidance to other staff.
  • Experience in supporting clients with complex needs
  • Experience of clinical practice development
  • Experience of implementing and monitoring standards of care.
  • Experience of managing clinical risk effectively
  • Experience leading and managing a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of providing clinical and managerial supervision
  • Experience of working in a multicultural environment and knowledge of methods to develop culturally sensitive practice. Participation in research
  • Experience of recruitment and selection of staff.
  • Evidence of undertaking audit work
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working with other client groups and of using a variety of models and approaches to care.
  • Experience of managing staff performance
  • Experience of implementing changes in working practices
  • Experience of project management.
  • Experienced in planning & developing services
  • Delivering training and presentations
  • Experience in delivering transformation or transactional change.
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