Executive Director of Nursing & Quality

East Cheshire NHS Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive salary

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  • Expiry date

    05 July 2021

  • Client

    East Cheshire NHS Trust

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East Cheshire NHS Trust is an integrated acute and community services organisation operating from our three hospital sites in Macclesfield, Congleton and Knutsford and across a range of community settings. Our mission is to work in partnership with providers in the region to provide high-quality and affordable integrated services and rated ‘Good’ with the CQC we have a strong reputation for delivering safe, effective and personal care to our patients. We serve a large population, and our vision is to ensure our patients receive the best care in the right place and we are actively engaged with our partners in both Cheshire & Merseyside and Greater Manchester to reshape the delivery of this care for our patients through whole system transformation.

Our current Director of Nursing and Quality is retiring after 11 years in post creating an exciting opportunity for an inspirational nurse leader to join our stable, supportive and developmental Board. As our new Director of Nursing and Quality you will provide strong and effective leadership and advice to ensure all Nursing, Midwifery and AHP professionals deliver consistently safe, kind, effective and high-quality care to our patients. You will also provide oversight to the implementation of the ‘Pathway to Excellence’ programme upon which the Trust has recently embarked. As a member of our Board, you will have a key role in shaping the future of services across East Cheshire, leading and supporting exciting programmes of work in a complex and multifaceted environment, whilst forging strong partner relationships.

This will be a broad and challenging executive leadership role for a progressive and dynamic leader and would suit those operating at board level currently or talented deputies looking to step up to their first executive role. You will bring experience of leading acute services and of working with community services and bring a passion for providing strong professional leadership to the workforce, and high-quality care for patients. Most of all you will share our values, which are central to everything we do.

To find out more click on the button below and for a confidential conversation contact Helen Barkham, Michelle Shirley or Emma Pickup on 0113 205 6073.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
9am on Monday 5th July 2021

Final Panel Interviews
Thursday 15th July 2021

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, 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.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


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