Assistant Head of Nursing

NHS AfC: Band 8d

Main area
Nursing and Quality
NHS AfC: Band 8d
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Wildwood, Worcester / St Chad's Court, Birmingham
£67,247 - £83,258 per annum
26/04/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.

We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term contract within NHS England (West Midlands). We are looking for an experienced Associate Director of Nursing (with current professional registration) to work with our dynamic team and reporting to West Midlands Director of Nursing and Quality. This is an excellent opportunity for those aspiring to be a Director of Nursing (DoN) and for those on the DoN talent pipeline to experience transformational and strategic commissioning at sub regional system level. 

You will have an opportunity to work with a range of organisations across the West Midlands, to deliver the nursing, quality and safety agenda. You would be contributing to the leadership of professional nursing, patient safety, mental health and primary care nursing. 

Are you proactive and inspirational and able to demonstrate how you have made a difference to enable the professionalism of nursing and midwifery? We are looking for someone who can demonstrate how they have delivered excellence in the quality and safety of services, and can work effectively in teams and with partners. You will work with initiative, have excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills, and be passionate about improving patient care.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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For further information regarding this post, please contact Jacqueline Barnes on 07714773368.