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Deputy Ward Manager- Bellevue Ward (Female Slow Stream Rehabiliation)

Band 6

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week ()
Job ref
St Cadocs Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Job overview

An exciting opportunity for a deputy ward manager has arisen within Bellevue Ward , at St Cadocs Hospital.

Belleview ward provides psychology based slow stream rehabilitation in a 6-bedded all female unit.  The unit offers a Health Board wide service and therefore accepts referrals for patients within the catchment area of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. It is a locked ward, although the structured physical environment is designed to promote safety and facilitate bespoke therapeutic management and intervention for women experiencing a wide range of mental health issues. The ward MDT are supported by Hiraeth Team who assist in the provision of case formulation, training, reflective practice and 1:1 therapeutic interventions from psychological perspective.  It is an integral part of the Health Board’s mental health patient pathway.

The Unit offers long term, individualized care for those patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act and who are in need of a gradual transition  to the next phase of their treatment pathway, with the focus being on rehabilitation via exploration of psychological interventions and occupation.

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Ward Manager is a senior member of the inpatient team and will be responsible for the care coordination of patients and support the Ward Manager with the day to day clinical management of the ward, have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated and have the ability to respond effectively to arising mental and physical health needs, provide sound clinical practice and guidance to junior staff, be adaptable, and capable of delivering a high standard of care.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020.  Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

The main duties incorporate supporting and deputising for the ward manage  as and when necessary, enabling the ward to function as seamlessly as possible and facilitating safe, individualised care for the service users on the ward. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Essential criteria
  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification


Essential criteria
  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Hanka Roudnicka
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01633 436764
Additional information

Sarah Prosser ,

01633 436764

Elleanor Sparshott,

01633 436764