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Band 9 Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£99,891 to £114,949 a year per annum, pro rata (subject to job matching)
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) is the NHS provider of Mental Health services in England's second city of Birmingham, and Solihull. We are a progressive Trust with a clear plan of how we will transform our services by delivering our Trust Clinical Strategy over the next five years. Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) will be at the forefront of this transformation which will be supported through the development of our Nursing Strategy and by our existing AHP strategy.

We provide a wide range of services across Birmingham and Solihull which include 49 inpatient units and community services such as;
  • Medium and Low Secure
  • Forensic Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Acute inpatient units
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Home Treatment Teams
  • Veterans Service
  • Psychiatric Intensive Care Units
  • Specialities such as Perinatal Mental Health, Eating Disorders and Dementia & Frailty services.

All of our staff (over 4000) are dedicated to providing the very best care that they can, and deserve inspirational professional leadership to support them.

Main duties of the job

The Trust is looking for an outstanding Deputy Director of Nursing who will report directly to the Chief Nursing Officer and will hold a critically important portfolio of Infection Prevention and Control, Safeguarding, Under and Postgraduate Education, Physical Health, Professional Standards and Safer Staffing as well as deputising across the full range of the Chief Nursing Portfolio, including representation at core Trust and system meetings.

Quality Improvement sits within the CNO portfolio and following excellent feedback from our partner organisation, we are excited to be moving on to a new stage in our QI journey this coming year. There will be many opportunities for the post holder to get involved with the QI movement across the organisation and receive training and development to hone your QI skills.

You will also be responsible for leading the development of our Trust Nursing Strategy, taking this through from engagement with our frontline staff to presentation for approval at the Trust Board.

The post holder will be a core member of the Trust Senior Leadership Team, working with a wide range of professional and operational colleagues who will look to you for professional and clinical advice and expertise. There will be a comprehensive support and development package for you, whether you are a first time Deputy Director or an experienced deputy looking for a step up.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education, Qualification and Training


  • Registered Mental Health Nurse, Masters level education or equivalent, Leadership and/or management training. Substantial experience in management or a senior clinical role. Extensive knowledge and expertise across a number of areas e.g. clinical, personnel, finance.
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent



  • Experience at a senior level of managing healthcare delivery systems
  • Experience of concurrently managing a wide variety of projects
  • Experience of working in partnership with the public and independent sector
  • Significant experience of engaging clinicians in service redesign, demand management and care pathways



  • Demonstrates high level understanding of current policy and issues in healthcare practice, compliance and standards and the wider NHS
  • Ability to interpret and manage complex policy and organisational environment
  • Effective influencing, communication and negotiating skills

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