Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.
We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Families, Young People and Children Directorate for the post of Head of Nursing and Quality. We welcome interest from nurses from a wide range of specialities but have a particular interest in applications from nurses with experience in children’s nursing and/or mental health.
We require an enthusiastic, committed and motivated individual to provide inspirational leadership to our nursing workforce and lead on the quality and governance agenda within the directorate. The post holder, working at a strategic level, will require political astuteness, resilience and have a leadership style that reflects the Trust’s values. They will be a strong advocate for the nursing profession and service users and their families / carers to ensure they receive evidence-based, safe and effective care. The post holder will be expected to work with autonomy to provide highly professional and specialist advice to colleagues and the leadership team.
The post holder will work in our Senior Leadership Team and with the Director and Associate Director for Nursing, AHPs and Quality. This new and exciting role will provide strong professional leadership for the nursing profession and lead the quality and clinical governance agenda. We welcome applicants with a drive for encouraging innovation and quality improvement across our services and health and social care system. This post provides an exciting opportunity to develop talent in our staff, promote inclusivity and ensure services develop genuine partnerships with families, children and young people. This post holder will be central to actively contributing to the delivery of the Trust’s quality agenda and lead on ensuring high standards of care to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and families across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact;
Deanne Rennie, Deputy Clinical Director or Mark Roberts, FYPC Associate Director on [Click here to apply]
We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.
Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.
For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.
To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.
For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.
We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.
For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.
Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.
Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.
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