Director of Nursing & Governance

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive Salary

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  • Expiry date

    01 July 2019

  • Client

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Ref: GSe54987

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services to almost a million people across Berkshire.  The Trust employs over 4000 people operating out of over 100 sites - working closely with partner organisations. Our vision is to be recognised as the leading community and mental health service provider by our staff, patients and partners.

We are a high performing Trust with an overall Care Quality Commission rating of Good and an Outstanding rating for the Well-Led domain. We have embarked upon an ambitious Trust-wide quality improvement programme which provides a consistent approach to continuous improvement resulting in better experience and outcomes for patients and staff. We are also a digital pioneer and have been named by NHS England as a “Global Digital Exemplar”. This will allow us to transform patient care through new technologies.

We are seeking an ambitious clinical leader to lead our talented and highly engaged workforce into the next phase of our journey. Our new Director of Nursing and Governance will provide visible and professional leadership to our nursing, therapist and AHP workforce, inspiring a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.  Setting the highest standards of quality and care for our service users and their families; you will also work with our partners across the region, to influence and shape the future of health and care services as we seek to provide a more integrated offer to our population.

You will be experienced working at, or close, to Board level, with a track record of delivering transformation, quality improvement and innovation in health and care service delivery.  Comfortable in shaping the strategic direction of an organisation and liaising with stakeholders at the highest level; your approachable and inclusive style will allow you to engage and empower both our staff and service users. Most of all you will share our values and commitment to being outstanding in all we do.

Closing date1st July 2019
Long listingw/c 8th July 2019
Preliminary interviewsw/c 15th July 2019
Short listingw/c 22nd July 2019
Final panelw/c 29th July 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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Contact details
Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Serena Dobson: 07530 627120

Richard Murphy: 020 3854 2219