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Deputy Ward Manager

Band 6

Main area
Hockley Ward
Band 6
Fixed Term/Secondment - 12 Months
Full time
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Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£28,050 £36,644 per annum pro rata
24/02/2019 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time enthusiastic Deputy Ward Manager on Hockley Ward. The post is for 1 year to cover maternity.

Hockley Ward is busy surgical colo-rectal ward. There are many opportunities to learn new aspects of surgical care we run the Enhanced Recovery Programme on the ward and have close links with stoma care and pain departments.

In liaison with the Ward Manager, you will lead and co-ordinate a dedicated team of nursing and support staff to ensure the delivery of a high standard of nursing care. In the absence of the Ward Manager you will be responsible for the effective deployment of ward/department resources including manpower.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is dynamic, can work well under pressure, well within a team and cope well with challenging situations. The candidate should possess good leadership skills.

Southend is a lively and vibrant seaside town, most famous for having the world’s longest pier. It boasts excellent road and rail communications – central London is less than an hour away by train and the newly-expanded airport is introducing new routes all the time. The town is renowned for its wide variety of cultural and sporting opportunities, with top-class theatres, arts and music festivals and water sports. It also prides itself on offering a buzzing nightlife with clubs, excellent restaurants and bistros. There are outstanding shops as well as plenty of parks and open spaces.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rona Wood

Ward Manager

Hockley Ward

01702 385123

If you have problems applying, contact

01702 508079