Interim Director of Nursing


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    07 January 2022

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Ref: GSi80912

Interim Director of Nursing – NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust – start: end of January, 2022 – 6 Months Duration – Full Time – VSM banding

We are seeking an Interim Director of Nursing for our client, an NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust. The role is to start at the end of January and the duration of the contract is expected to run for 6 months whilst the Trust hires the position substantively. This role has been banded at a VSM level, it will naturally sit inside IR35 and our client is open to either day rates or fixed term contracts. The role would require an on-site presence of 2-3 days a week, with the rest being conducted remotely.

The Job Role – The Executive Director of Nursing and AHPs will provide strategic direction for the nurses and allied health professionals workforce across the Trust. The post holder will hold Board-level responsibility for safeguarding children and adults and for infection prevention and control. The Executive Director of Nursing and AHPs is the professional advisor to the Trust board, Chief Executive and Executive Management Team on all nursing, allied health professionals and non-medical clinical matters. As such the post holder has a key role to play to ensure effective professional input to the definition and development of the Trust’s overall strategic vision and direction.

The Person – All candidates must be a registered nurse and have leadership experience from ideally an NHS mental health environment. The Trust is also open to considering those who come from an NHS community services background with some experience in mental health. Successful candidates must also have a detailed understanding of current challenges within the Nursing and AHP professions, as well as a good understanding of the regulatory framework e.g. CQC and associated Governance arrangements.

How to Apply – If you would like to apply for this position, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV that supports the criteria set out in the person specification as well as your contact details, availability and desired rate. Due to the number of applications we are currently receiving for roles, we will only be in contact with candidates who meet the required criteria to discuss the role further.

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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Eleanor Pugh: 01132056093