Registered Nurse Manager – Athelstan House

Job Reference: 654


Salary: Band I £33,434 – £40,182 per annum – Equivalent to top band 6 / band 7 AFC

Location : Southampton

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Closing Date: 23rd February 2020

  • NMC fees paid. Current active NMC pin essential
  • 5 years post registration experience preferred

Are you looking for a fresh challenge in the independent sector where you have time to care, feel valued and have opportunities for professional development? If so, then please come and join our team at Fairways. We are a not for profit organisation that has been voted third in the Sunday Times best companies to work for.

Fairways delivers a comprehensive range of services to children and young people, including social care, support, training and education services in Southampton. We provide a continuum of care, offering specialist interventions for children and families at the high end of the spectrum of need. This includes residential and educational settings, as well as a fostering service.

This is an exciting role for a successful candidate to join the children’s and young people’s mental health service during a period of growth and development. We have a vacancy for a Registered Nurse Manager with experience of working in children’s and young people’s mental health services. Athelstan House is a CQC registered 6 bedded home located in Southampton that provides a mental health rehabilitation and recovery service for young people transitioning from Tier 4 in-patient services. The care we deliver is based on a community model, with a non-restraint policy, encouraging young people to re-integrate into society whilst being supported in developing successful futures.

We are looking for a Nurse who has passion for working with young people and also understands the importance of developing a team and role modeling best practice aligned with our values and behaviors: Professional Attitude, Accepting, Reflecting and Transparent.

You will be at the forefront of managing, guiding and leading the team to provide high-quality mental health care. You need to be familiar with the processes around managing staff, budgets, governance, risk management and clinical standards of care, plus robust in your decision making. You must be service user centred, have excellent organisational skills and be passionate to make a difference to people’s lives. You will need to lead the service effectively and safely ensuring compliance with legal and statutory legislation and adherence to best practice guidelines whilst delivering outstanding and inclusive quality care. This role is suitable for a more senior nurse of any discipline with the relevant experience (5 years post registration), but we would consider a developmental role for a band 6 as support and training will be given to ensure success.

In this role you will be supported by an experienced and passionate team of staff, in addition to peers in similar roles within the health service and the wider organisation, plus a HRBP and Director. Fairways employs in excess of 400 staff across Hampshire, therefore networking across our services is essential for communication, stability, support and growth.

For more information……or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Director of Health, Caroline Williams for more information on or 07851 251032


Fairways offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)

Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working

Purchase of additional annual leave

Training and development opportunities

A health and wellbeing service

After a year’s employment, staff can benefit from a health scheme

Offer discounted gym memberships.

Working for Fair Ways will provide you with an opportunity to seek discount on products and local services and well as auto-enrollment into our Pension scheme.

Next Step

We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities. Download the Job Description and an Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400) and ask for the Recruitment Team or email

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.

Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

All Applicants must have current UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependents (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.