Nursing - Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing

  • Department Scheduled Care Matrons (RSH)
  • Salary £58,972.00 – £68,525 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/05/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8b
  • Job ref 223-DHN-764-C
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment - 12 months
  • Hours 37.5

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Senior Nurse to support the Division of Surgery in a developmental role of Deputy Head of Nursing. The candidate will be committed to lead on the delivery of high quality patient care and service innovation, as well as developing nursing teams who are skilled and confident for the future in the Division of Surgery Anaesthetics and Cancer. The individual will be supported through a 12 month developmental programme within the role and offered opportunities to enhance their experience and exposure to the Deputy role.

The Division is led by the Divisional Medical Director, Divisional Director of Operations and Divisional Director of Nursing using the triumvirate model of leadership. The post holder will also work alongside another Deputy Head of Nursing who will lead on Theatres. The key services delivered by this Division are Emergency and Elective Surgery, Intensive Care, Ophthalmology and Oncology and Haematology.

We are looking for an innovative and versatile leader who will support the Division through the many challenges and opportunities that are planned over the next few years including the Hospital Transformation Programme. Due to a previous promotion within the nursing leadership team this exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented individual with multiple skills overseeing and leading our elective and non-elective inpatient wards and larger departments within the Division across both the Shrewsbury and Telford sites.

Managing a team of Senior Nurses you will have the ability to demonstrate a compassionate approach to the care of patients and the public whilst possessing the ability to ensure robust clinical operational demands are met is a key requirement of the role. Alongside this you will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisation skills providing and delivering professional and operational leadership for Nursing within the Division. The Division is a fast paced, friendly and innovative Division offering you a fantastic opportunity to develop your senior nursing leadership journey in a supportive and welcoming team.

The successful applicant will take a senior management role to deliver an innovative service across the Division. In this role, you will lead a committed team to deliver the service, support the Senior Nursing Team priorities and the wider Trust agenda. You will work collaboratively with the clinical leads while developing partnerships with the other divisions and our specialist nurses. You will have had demonstrable success in a senior role working as part of a multi-professional team, and bring strong leadership and management skills. You will be able to establish your credibility with colleagues and be a visible senior nurse to an ambitious and high performing team.


The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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