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Deputy Director of Nursing

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 a year Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

As the Deputy Director of Nursing you will provide highly visible and inspiring leadership across the Trust. You will have responsibility for the professional leadership of Nursing, the implementation of the Service User and Carer involvement strategy, Quality governance arrangements, compliance with CQC, Safeguarding and Infection Prevention and Control. You will also be responsible for Risk Management, patient safety and Serious Incident oversight and implementation of the PSIRF, safer staffing including student placement training, chaplaincy and the management of complaints and PALS.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing advice to the Trust on matters relating to Nursing.

  • Service User and Carer involvement including PALS and complaints management
  • Safeguarding of adults and children, PREVENT and MAPPA
  • Infection, Prevention and Control (including the role of Director of Infection, Prevention and Control (DIPC))
  • Professional development and training for Nursing, Allied Health Professions and Psychological staff
  • Clinical governance and patient safety, including clinical safety
  • Relationship with Care Quality Commission including registration, compliance with standards and organisational rating
  • Patient safety
  • Risk management
  • Investigation of Serious Incidents and management of external reviews
  • Safer staffing
  • The management of formal complaints and PALS
  • Clinical Policies, ensuring that that are up-to-date and adhered to

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Deputy Director of Nursing is part of a specific senior team working across the organisation which includes the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Director of Service Development, the Deputy Medical director and the Associate Directors of Clinical Leadership

They work collectively alongside a team of, heads of service and heads of clinical governance and have a shared responsibility to ensure that high quality care is consistently delivered in all care services.

In line with trust values and strategy the Deputy Director of Nursing is responsible on behalf of the Director of Nursing, Professions and Quality, and in conjunction with the Professional strategic leads for the planning, organising and development of resource to deliver high quality care across all clinical and support services with the trust;. The Deputy Director of Nursing is accountable for ensuring high standards of care are provided in line with requirements, regulations, evidence based research and good practice.

Person Specification



  • MH/LD registered Nurse
  • Educated to masters level or relevant clinical/ leadership experience.



  • experience of working in a Mental health and Learning disability organisation in a leadership position

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