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Deputy Ward Manager - Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Inpatient CAMHS unit
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The Beacon Centre
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum + outer London HCAS
Salary period
24/09/2020 23:59

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19. NLFS delivers mental health care across some of the prisons and provides mental health services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.​


Deputy Ward Manager (Beacon Centre) - Band 6

Are you wanting to make a difference in the life of a young person?

The Beacon Centre is a specialist 16 bedded inpatient general adolescent unit in Edgware, treating young people between the ages of 13 up to 18 with acute and severe forms of mental illness. It is a nationally commissioned service, although the unit prioritises young people from the North Central London area.  There is a strong emphasis on co-production in the unit, as well as a programme of continuous quality improvement. The unit is rated Good by the CQC and is part of the Specialist Services Division within Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Deputy Ward Manager at band 6 to join the nursing team at The Beacon Centre. There are excellent training and leadership opportunities available with a structured development programme, as well as a range of clinical specialist training such as DBT and QI training. The successful candidate should be self-aware and resilient, with a desire to provide quality services that enable and empower young people.

Are you an RMN/RNLD with a strong interest in working with young people and meet the following minimum criteria?

  • Significant experience working as a band 5 nurse in an inpatient mental health setting
  • Skills and experience to support the Ward Manager in carrying out managerial duties, supervision, appraisals and team leadership
  • Coordinate service user assessments and implementation of care plans in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of managing behaviours seen in general adolescent units, such as self-harm, aggression, violence
  • Work as a role model in leadership and management
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to negotiate, problem solve and influence
  • Able to work under pressure while remaining calm and maintaining quality
  • Have a flexible and creative approach to problem solving
  • Able to complete PMVA mandatory training

Interview Date: TBC

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julius Kanyeredzi

Ward Manager


Dr Karen Townend

Senior Service Lead for Tier 4 CAMHS

020 8702 4475

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