About Nightingale Hospital

Nightingale Hospital is the only private mental health hospital in Central London, with over 30 years of experience in delivering specialised, evidence-based treatments in outpatientday patient, and inpatient settings.

Our dedicated team of specialists is committed to diagnosing and treating all types of mental health conditions, including eating disorders and addictions. Conveniently located, we are a two-minute walk from Marylebone mainline and Underground stations, and within a ten-minute walk of Baker Street and Edgware Road Underground stations.

We are owned by the international medical group Orpea, delivering the full spectrum of psychiatric care, and high-quality care home and rehabilitation services across the globe.

The main purpose of the job

Are you an experienced Mental Health Nurse who can lead, inspire and oversee the delivery of the very best care? Nightingale Hospital have an exciting opportunity for a charge nurse who will provide operational management support and clinical leadership to our fantastic Nursing team.

On a day-to-day basis, you will be ensuring the delivery of high-quality nursing, effective customer care and efficient use of resources as necessary. Your commercial acumen will enable you to efficiently use staff resources to support service delivery, mindful of budgetary constraints and activity levels.

You will be resilient and professional in the face of conflicting challenges and priorities and above all a calming influence on the rest of your team. Your team will look up to you for support and guidance which you will excel in through your fantastic mentorship skills and desire to develop them.

Who we’re looking for?

  • You will be an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) with a current valid NMC registration
  • You will hold an ENB 998 Mentorship Course and have experience of mentoring, including supporting newly qualified nurses through their preceptorship
  • You will have previous experience at a supervisory or ward management level
  • Dedicated, ambitious and resilient, you’ll have a strong track record of delivering improvements to achieve high standards of quality care.
  • You will be able to maintain documentation, undertake audits and demonstrate integrity in your role
  • You will have good knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and understand latest nursing practices
  • Above all, you will be compassionate, resilient and dedicated to empowering and support our patients through their recovery

Salary: From £37,500 plus an additional London allowance of £4,000 per annum added to all permanent posts (pro-rata for part-time roles)

Job type: 37.5 hours per week. 162.5 hours per month. You will be required to rotate between night and day shifts and complete at least eight weeks of nights per year.


The following skills and qualifications are essential:

  • Registered mental health nurse
  • Evidence of post-registration study / continuing professional development
  • Proven experience in leadership and management of clinical care – minimum of two years experience as a Team Leader/Charge Nurse/Deputy Ward Manager within an inpatient setting
  • Ability to take responsibility for daily operational ward management
  • Experience in an inpatient acute setting
  • Up to date on current nursing practice
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Awareness/understanding of current health/nursing issues
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Computer literacy
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of protocols and clinical audit
  • Effective leadership and people management skills
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal & written
  • Ward budget/resource management
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Proactive approach to standard setting/problem solving
  • Strong patient experience and customer service focus

Strongly desirable qualities include:

  • Degree level or equivalent evidence of study
  • Evidence of experience working with people in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Experience in managing patients with OCD/BDD or have a special interest in this field
  • Understanding of private medicine and the relevant legislative frameworks

Main benefits

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salaries + an additional London allowance of £4,000 per annum added to all permanent posts (pro-rata for part-time roles).
  • Negotiable relocation allowance
  • 25 days’ annual leave pro-rata (increasing up to 30 with long service), plus bank holidays
  • A ‘refer a nurse scheme’ paying £2000 per successful recruit
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD) and training
  • Generous company pension scheme with The People’s Pension
  • 100% of NMC registration renewal paid (subject to meeting the criteria)
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Annual staff bonus (discretionary)
  • On-site restaurant with subsidised staff meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • An extensive Perkbox staff benefits package, offering a comprehensive range of discounts and access to well-being apps
  • Access to Perkbox Medical, which provides 24-hour access to a private GP service
  • Free life assurance cover (4x salary)
  • Free eye tests and contribution towards the cost of glasses (if required)
  • Long service recognition*
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay*
  • Long-term disability insurance*

*Subject to T&Cs

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  • Marylebone, London

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