Chief Nursing Officer

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Surrey and Hampshire

  • Location

    Surrey and Hampshire

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    VSM - Competitive Salary

  • Client

    Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We deliver high quality care across our 140 services, all of which are registered with the Care Quality Commission. Individual treatment and support, which helps people work towards recovery, is at the heart of everything we do.

With a workforce of over 2,700 dedicated staff, we serve a population of 1.3 million. Our services are provided in community settings, hospitals and residential homes with an emphasis on providing local treatment and support close to people's homes wherever possible.

Rated “good” by the CQC in 2020, our partnership agreement with Surrey County Council allows us to offer integrated health and social care to meet people's full range of needs. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers. We have recently opened a new mental health facility in advance of the new hospital in North West Surrey opening in the next two years.

We have seen unprecedented challenge for all parts of the NHS and we are no different. The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on people’s mental health and we are seeing a significant rise in demand for services. Our staff continue to show resilience, compassion and professionalism to the pressure and demand of delivering care and supporting colleagues and we are focused on continuous improvement and development of our services to meet ever increasing need.

Working with our partners across the Integrated Care Systems (ICS) across Surrey, Hampshire and parts of Sussex, we are focused on remaining an organisation where people want to work and where our services provide safe and reliable care for every person, every time. As the ICSs take shape, the focus on system leadership, reducing health inequalities and improving population health and wider wellbeing will increase. It is our role to ensure that the provision of excellent mental health and learning disabilities services remains a priority across our region.

As our Chief Nurse, you will play a critical role in helping us to deliver our vision. As a member of the Trust Board and Executive, you will share accountability for overall delivery of performance and financial sustainability as well as contribute to a culture which is person centered, empowers staff, promotes personal accountability, is fair and collaborative and delivers continuous improvement.

With experience as a Director or Deputy Director of Nursing from a complex organisation, you will provide visible and professional leadership to our nursing colleagues and passion and energy to our fantastic organisation.  Working with colleagues and across systems, you will be able to lead change demonstrate your ability to take teams with you in challenging circumstances.  Most of all, you will bring your confidence, compassion, integrity, and inclusivity, role modeling the behaviours we want to see across the organisation.

For more information, please click on the link below or contact Julia St Clare our recruitment advisor from GatenbySanderson on or via 07801 564631.

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Recruitment Table

Closing date
9am Monday 3rd October 2022

Preliminary interviews
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th October 2022

Final panel
Stakeholder sessions: Thursday 3rd November 2022. Final Panel : Monday 7th November 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.

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