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Priory Group Overview

Hammersmith, England
10000+ employees
1980
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Priory Group is the leading independent provider of behavioural care in the UK. Our purpose is to make a real and lasting difference for everyone we support and we are passionate about investing in the future of those that work with us to achieve that ... Read more

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  • If you’re an RMN, RGN or RNLD looking for clinical variety and career progression in a highly supportive team environment, a role with Priory Healthcare or Priory Adult Care could be the most extraordinary job you’ve ever had.

    Great training, outstanding teamwork, ongoing professional development and a level of clinical variety rarely found in the NHS – a nursing career with us offers you all this and more.

    Find out more at jobs.priorygroup.com

  • Did you know, we have over 450 sites across the UK? Explore the latest mental health, adult care, nursing, children's service and specialist opportunities in your area and see where a career with Priory could take you.

    Discover the range of career paths you could follow at priorycareerpathways.com and apply for local jobs online today at jobs.priorygroup.com

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Priory Group – Why Work With Us?


 

When you join Priory Group, you’ll be part of an innovative and growing organisation that is helping to redefine health, education and social care in the UK. 

Priory Group is split into three divisions - Healthcare, Adult Care and Education & Children's Services. Our nationwide team treats more than 70 conditions through a network of over 450 facilities including:

  • Mental Health and addiction services
  • Rehabilitation and recovery facilities
  • Medium and low secure facilities
  • Specialist schools and colleges
  • Residential and care homes

Interested in a role in mental health? We also offer flexible part time and bank roles that enable our colleagues to fit work around their day-to-day lives.

Nursing at Priory

If you’re an RMN, RGN or RNLD looking for clinical variety and career progression in a highly supportive team environment, a role with Priory Healthcare or Priory Adult Care could be the most extraordinary job you’ve ever had.

Great training, outstanding teamwork, ongoing professional development and a level of clinical variety rarely found in the NHS – a nursing career with us offers you all this and more.

Read more about Nursing at Priory.

Learn about the development opportunities available on the Priory Career Pathways website.

 

Priory Group offer an ever-growing range of career opportunities and a distinct career development plan with Priory Career Pathways. Through Priory Career Pathways you can begin a rewarding career in a range of different fields including Healthcare, Education, Adult Care, Therapy, Social Work, Psychology and more.

With over 450 hospitals, education facilities, supported living and care homes, we offer an ever growing range of career opportunities, whatever your area of interest. 

Priory Career Pathways gives you the opportunity to: 

  • Develop your skills
  • Gain further qualifications
  • Undertake apprenticeships for debt free training
  • Complete extra learning and development
  • Get mentoring and support
  • Experience a long and fulfilling career

Learn more about the opportunities available on our Career Pathways website.

 

Our Healthcare services are recognised for their clinical excellence.

We are the UK’s leading provider of specialist secure mental health services working in partnership with the NHS to provide short, medium and long-term secure care and treatment tailored to the needs of our patients.

We provide Healthcare services through:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Wellbeing centres

Our UK wide network provides assessment, treatment and care for people with mental health-related disorders, complex neurological disorders, learning difficulties and people needing complex care plans to help their recovery.

Click here to explore the latest jobs at Priory.

 

We pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of care, comfort and support within a safe and homely environment.

We provide community-based residential care and a network of supported living services for adults over the age of 18 with autism, dementia, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and behaviours that challenge.

We provide Adult Care services through:

  • Supported living
  • Specialist residential
  • Older people’s care

By encouraging people to take control and have belief in their potential, we make positive outcomes a reality for everyone, regardless of age or presumed ability. We help individuals develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible and create pathways that support them towards community living.

Click here to explore the latest jobs at Priory

 

We strive to provide the highest quality education and care in a safe and positive environment that enables each young person to achieve their potential.

We provide Education and Children’s Services through:

  • Children’s homes
  • Schools and colleges 
  • Foster homes
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Our children’s homes across the UK provide specialist care for young people aged 5 to 25 and work alongside over 30 Priory schools and colleges designed to meet the needs of children with complex learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger’s syndrome and specific learning difficulties associated with dyslexia.

Our teams work hard to equip the young people in our care with the skills to live independently and offer them stimulating and engaging activities that contribute to their physical and mental health.

Click here to explore the latest jobs at Priory

Priory Group Reviews

  • Featured Review

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    "Excellent progression prospects if you are motivated, Priory Adult Care as a division making a lot of progress"

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    Current Employee - Registered Manager in Wakefield, England
    Current Employee - Registered Manager in Wakefield, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Priory Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good career progression if management at site level supportive, which mine when I started were thankfully
    - Senior management team made a lot of improvements to the running of the company in a lot of ways in recent years, from Craegmoor to Priory Adult Care
    - Satellite services good; HR, admin support etc
    - Employee benefits good
    - Good governance procedures in place, they have a document for everything
    - As a company, always trying to find ways to make improvements and lessons learnt which is reassuring
    - Learnt an extensive amount over time I’ve worked in 3 different services from support worker to registered manager in 4 years
    - The tasks/roles you are required to do as a manager make you far better as a manager

    Cons

    - Estates budget needs attention, there are still a lot of services that are in need of extensive refurbs, sends a message that doesn’t align with company values
    - Support worker wage not as competitive as it should be across the division, would be a far better investment for the company and improve efficiencies to increase wage/get a better candidate profile that is more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Not too many complaints, the company, mainly Priory Adult Care, is going in the right direction, have a lot of time for the leadership team in general. Would say it just seems obvious to reduce agency across the company, increase the wage and have a better quality candidate profile, reduces inefficiencies such as sickness, HR issues and everything else if better quality candidates were available, such a better investment surely?

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Priory Group Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

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    Mental Healthcare Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Darlington, North East England, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Priory Group (Darlington, North East England, England) in August 2019.

    Interview

    Applied online, received a call a couple of weeks later asking why I was interested in the job and if i could come in for an interview. The interview involved a quick introduction about Priory Group and the hospital and a talk about the main responsibilities of a Mental Healthcare Assistant. There was then a group task followed by an individual interview. There also involved a short literacy test.

    Interview Questions

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    • What would you do if you walked in a patient's room and saw them on the floor?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if you took a patient out and they ran away?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if a patient told you a staff member had been horrible to them?   Answer Question
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