Hospital Ward Manager (Registered Mental Health Nurse)

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 depending on experience

Full time: 37.5 hours per week -(Monday to Friday ) with on-call duties

Hillview Hospital is a Low Secure CAMHS service that provides specialist support for young people with severe and complex mental health conditions aged 13-18 years

We are inviting applications for the position of a Ward Manager to join our Ward Team reporting to the Clinical Lead at Hillview Hospital. Hillview Hospital is the only Low Secure CAMHS unit in Wales. Set in the heart of Ebbw Vale, the service comprises of three wards (admission and treatment wards and a transition ward.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate high performance leadership skills in the day to day management of the Ward team. With responsibility for clinical and financial KPIs, the post holder will work with the Multidisciplinary Team to ensure positive patient outcomes and compliance with all legislative requirements.

It is essential that the applicant has:

  • A recognised degree/diploma level qualification in mental health nursing or HCP equivalent

  • Be registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council/HCP as per post requirements; full membership/accreditation of a professional institution

  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (e.g. specialist relevant courses)

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a CAMHS Unit

  • Experience of working with children and young people

  • Experience in a supervisory capacity, responsible for professional/nursing staff

  • Specialist knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders in children and young people, and their impact on both the client group and their families/carers

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and policies relating to children and young people (e.g. Safeguarding, HSF, Every Child Matters etc)

The post holder must have the Leadership skills and capacity to promote:

  • An excellent and high standard of clinical practice with excellent clinical outcomes

  • Patients health and well-being

  • Effective motivation, monitoring and management of the Ward team

  • Communicates delivery and outcomes of care to patients and to other members of the team

  • Develop excellent working relationships with key stakeholders

  • Effective controls to ensure that Key Performance Indicators and financial targets are met

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have full current UK professional registration.


  • Discounted staff meals

  • Free on-site parking

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Statutory annual leave

  • Training and development

  • Breakaway training certificate

  • Employee Assistant Programme

  • Employee Store Discounts

  • Statutory sick pay

To apply for this position email our Regis application form to:

For more information about the role, please contact Sasha Davies- HR Recruitment and Retention Officer - 01495 350349.