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Ward Manager

Job Description

£31,383 - £41,373

Are you passionate about working with young people? Do you believe that strong, effective leadership helps to create great experiences in health care? Do you thrive on challenges and enjoy thinking on your feet as much as applying longer-term strategy? Then you may be the person we are looking for.

We are currently recruiting for a Band 7 Ward Manager to join our Tier 4 children’s services on a Fixed Term basis for 12 months, working 375 Hours Per Week.

The Phoenix Centre is renowned for the treatment of Eating Disorders in Adolescence. The 14-bedded unit is nationally commissioned through NHS England and provides for the assessment and treatment of eating disorders for young people aged 13 to 18 years old, including those with co-morbid diagnosis.

Situated on a green and rolling hospital site just outside Cambridge, this specialist unit is one of three commissioned Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient wards, providing excellent care to young people and their families. All 3 wards are involved with QNIC and at different stages of the accreditation process. The co-location of these units is unique in the region and thus provides exceptional opportunities for professional development in this specialist area of mental health work, benefiting both the young people and staff within the units.

As a Ward Manager on The Phoenix you would be providing robust and creative leadership to a Multi-Disciplinary Team. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of commitment to raising standards of care for children and young people in the NHS. Prior knowledge or experience of working with people with eating disorders is desirable, but not essential.

For further information please contact Rob Bode on  ( Phone number removed ) .

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system. Please ensure that all the details you provide on your application form are correct.

**Internal CPFT Trust applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over any other candidates who may apply for this post. Further consideration will then be given to other internal applicants currently ‘affected by change’ and then to other NHS applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the wider NHS. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration**

In submitting an application form, you authorise Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Serco ASP will be providing the recruitment administration service for this Trust. We provide a recruitment administration service to a range of Primary Care Trusts within Cambridgeshire and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. If you have any queries concerning your application please contact us on –  ( Phone number removed ) 

The aim of the employing organisation is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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