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Head of Nursing and Clinical Practice

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Head of Nursing and Clinical Practice
Prometheus Safe & Secure/Complex Care
Head Office – West Midlands

Prometheus is a leading provider of secure transportation solutions specialising in the mental health sector and Complex Care Enhanced Observations for Acute Trusts, Mental Health Services and Local Authorities. Our team ensures that patients are transported safely and with dignity, maintaining the highest standards of care. Offering a range of services to support NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, and Independent Providers, we have established strong client relationships and have a good pipeline of business which will see the business continue to push for market leader status within this industry.

The Director of Nursing and Clinical Practice lead and oversee the professional leadership, clinical governance, clinical management, training and development of our nursing teams. The ideal postholder will have in- depth knowledge of mental health clinical practice with an understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007. The postholder must have a valid driving license to travel independently across regions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction to the nursing teams ensuring safe, effective, and high-quality care;

  • Oversee clinical governance, clinical risk management, and nursing care standards across the organisation;

  • Maintain a strong understanding of the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended 2007, Health and Social Care Act 2012, Health and Care Act 2022, Use of Force Act 2018, ensuring all practices are compliant;

  • Regularly review and assess service provision, ensuring services are adaptive to the changing needs of patients and the community;

  • Contribute to the development of mental health strategies, policies, and procedures;

  • Develop a robust Nursing and Training strategy;

  • Develop training needs analyses and ensure the delivery of comprehensive clinical training to nursing teams;

  • Promote evidence-based practice through the facilitation of research and development;

  • Recruit, mentor, and develop nursing staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement;

  • Engage with stakeholders, families, and patients to ensure patient-centred care;

  • Work in partnership with other senior managers to develop and implement strategic plans;

  • Ensure the efficient and effective use of resources, managing budgets and financial resources responsibly;

  • Lead on Infection Control, Safeguarding, Restrictive Practice, Physical interventions and use of Force for the organisation, ensuring robust measures and practices are in place for the protection of vulnerable individuals and members of staff;

  • Attend Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings when required, ensuring cohesive and integrated care strategies which demonstrate holistic patient care;


  • Several years post registration in the mental health sector or other healthcare related sector; Proven leadership experience and clinical practice and/or quality improvement in acute inpatient, secure or community mental health services in the NHS or Independent Sector;

  • Extensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended 2007, Use of Force Act 2018 and Health and Social Care Act 2012 and Health and Care Act 2022;

  • Competence in implementing the provisions and stipulations of the Mental Health Act 1983 as amended 2007 in clinical settings;

  • Experience of improving clinical practice, developing and delivering clinical training, and conducting clinical audit;

  • Delivering and monitoring clinical supervision as well as providing mentorship to clinical staff;

  • Commitment to continuous professional development and learning;

  • Experience of managing clinical incidents including safeguarding concerns and developing tangible action plans to address;

  • Demonstrable ability to communicate, present, and influence key stakeholders at senior level.


  • Mental Health Nurse with a valid Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration;

  • Evidence of further development such as an Advanced Degree in Mental Health Nursing or other clinical field.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Donna Larder - Divisional Director on 0161 241 9674 or email an application to