Chief Nurse (Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICS)

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care System

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire

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    Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire

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  • Expiry date

    28 February 2022

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    Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care System

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Do you have the vision to shape the future of health and care for people in your area?

Integrated Care Boards will bring together the NHS, local government and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in a new way to work in partnership to deliver the best possible health and care services with the resources available.

BSW ICB already has a strong record of delivery and improvement; and we are proud of what we have achieved together including being awarded Integrated Care System (ICS) status in December 2020.  As the health and care needs of the populations we serve change, with more people living longer, often with multiple long-term conditions, the BSW Partnership brings together many organisations who work together to collectively, take responsibility to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, ensure that health and care services are high-quality and to make the most efficient use of our resources.

We serve a combined local population of 940,000 across an area encompassing B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire which has a complex and extremely varied demographic structure and geography.  This complexity poses challenges to the delivery of health and social care but we are confident that by working together in partnership and taking a coordinated approach to how we design and plan services across our partner organisations, we can truly improve the health outcomes across the system, as well as the experience of those accessing services.  Together we are committed to doing the best we can for people and communities across BSW. 

Ahead of the ICB taking on statutory form in July 2022; and following the appointment of our Chair Designate and Chief Executive Designate, we are now embarking on the process of appointing to our Executive roles, each of whom will play a pivotal leadership role as we develop our structure, our governance and our strategy moving forward. 

We are confident that the ambition we have for the partnership, and for the people and communities we serve, together with our commitment to developing a culture that promotes inclusivity and actively encourages agile working practices present a compelling narrative to potential candidates. If you share our commitment and passion, we very much look forward to hearing from you. 

The Chief Nurse will have an influential Executive role and shared accountability (along with the Medical Director) to support the development and delivery of the long-term plan of the integrated care board (ICB), ensuring it reflects and integrates the strategies of all relevant partner organisations of the ICB, with a particular focus on developing a shared clinical and care strategy.

We are seeking an experienced, registered nurse leader with an excellent understanding of the delivery of high-quality clinical services. With a commitment to continuous quality improvement, the appointed individual will promote across the ICS a culture of inclusion, openness and learning, ensuring clinical staff have the knowledge and capability to deliver across all of the ICS priorities and support the continual improvement of care for those accessing services across BSW.  With a track record of contributing at a system level and strong partnership working, you will be adept at relationship building and focussed on embedding meaningful patient and public engagement within the development and improvement of care pathways.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We particularly welcome applications from women, people from local black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and people with disabilities and/or long term health conditions.

Further Information

For more information, please get in touch with Helen Barkham via email at

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 28th February 2022

Psychometric Assessments
w/c 7th March 2022

Stakeholder Engagement Sessions
(AM) 15th March 2022

Panel Interviews
24th March 2022

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.


  1. Fit_and_Proper_Person_Declaration - Exec.docx
  2. BSW Recruitment Pack Executive Roles.pdf