Head Of Care - (Female ACUTE Service)
Ref: CYG12594

  • Location
  • Cygnet Nield House, Bradfield Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 4QW
  • Salary
  • £42,000 Per Annum
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 24/02/2021
  • We are looking for a Head of Care with a passion for delivering the best quality of care.

    You will be working 40 hours per week with an on call rota basis, on Compton Ward our Female ACUTE service at Cygnet Nield House.

    Cygnet Nield House in Crewe is our new 30-bed mental health hospital for women. This service will provide a robust person centred programme of care for women presenting with high risk needs and who may demonstrate difficulties with engagement or motivation with therapeutic programmes.

    Your Day-to-Day...

    • Provide leadership, direction and supervision to all clinical and support staff.
    • Implement and evaluate agreed systems of clinical and operational support aimed at the continual professional development of the Nursing Team and delivery of a high level of care to our clients.
    • Provide effective communication to both the care team and Multi-Disciplinary Team, acting as a positive role model at all times.

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    • Free meals on duty
    • RCNi membership
    • Bespoke career pathways
    • Flexible shift patterns
    • Plus many more
    • Oversee the effective admission/discharge of all clients.               

    You will have…


    • A Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) with a current pin number
    • Currently operating as a Ward manager / Head of Care or significant experience in a Senior Nursing role
    • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • Experience of providing clinical and managerial supervision, offering support in making clear and consistent clinical decisions along with the ability to lead and motivate a Nursing team effectively
    • The Ability to deputise in a Clinical Manager role


    • An interest in leadership, research and assessment
    • Have up to date knowledge of legislation in relation to mental health / personality disorder and co-morbid disordered eating.
    • Have leadership and management training or qualification
    • A minimum of two years post qualification

    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for 30 years

    You will be working on Compton Ward our 15 bed acute service for women. The service provides a safe and stabilising environment for women who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission. 

    What next?

    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply or alternatively email your CV to oliviajames@cygnethealth.co.uk

  • Job Description
  • 2018_Head_of_Care_Job_Specification.pdf

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