Site Director of Nursing Ealing Hospital and Corporate Nursing

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£105,327 to £120,385 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen at London Northwest University NHS trust for a site Director of Nursing, Ealing Hospital and Corporate Nursing.

You will be clinically responsible for the nursing workforce at Ealing, working with the hospital triumvirate to deliver a safe, operationally smart hospital with the ability to innovate and develop. You will report directly to the Chief Nurse and hold a corporate nursing portfolio aimed at developing and delivering advanced nursing practice and supporting our staff to be the best they can be.

You will need to have excellent influencing skills and be able to work in a matrix model of working. The post includes responsibility for developing and managing our digital nursing workforce, responsibility for delivering the patient experience strategy and leading on patient safety initiatives such as pressure ulcer reduction.

You will need to be able to work in a complex operationally intense organisation and be able to have the skills to prioritise and create strategic time for yourself to deliver on our long term aims.

This post includes being on the on-call gold command rota for the Trust.

Informal conversations with the chief nurse are encouraged pre application and can be arranged by contacting - on 020 8869 5045.

Closing date - Wednesday 7th June 2023

Shortlisting - w/c 12th June 2023

Interview - provisionally 23rd June 2023

Main duties of the job

The post holder is the senior nurse within the hospital and is professionally accountable for the performance of the nursing and midwifery profession at that site and at any other locations/clinics where that hospital delivers services. They will work with the site Director of Operations and Medical Director to ensure that Ealing runs safely, and operational flow is smooth. This team will lead on engaging all the staff at the site, creating a high visibility and high impact team. The Site Director of Nursing postholder will make a fundamental contribution at the highest level in supporting the Chief Nurse in leading and managing the delivery of nursing care across the organisation. This includes setting the strategic direction for nursing, monitoring high level, critical performance against objectives, and ensuring effective stewardship and high standards of corporate governance.

The Site Director of Nursing plays a pivotal role in leading the Trust's patient safety and quality agenda in partnership with the Quality Group. Together they will lead the development and implementation of quality initiatives to improve patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Act as external professional link with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and other relevant bodies as required.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Post registration qualifications to masters level or equivalent level of experience
  • Formal management or leadership development or qualification


  • Project management qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven track record of achievement as clinical leader within an acute setting
  • Demonstrable change management experience of a complex nature
  • Experience of business planning, budget setting and financial controls
  • Experience of leading teams and managing complex staffing issues
  • Experience of Implementation of Electronic Patient Records System


  • Media training and experience of handling media enquiries

Skills, Abilities and Attributes


  • Extensive knowledge of current NHS policy and its implications for an acute hospital
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of current nursing issues
  • Strategic Vision for development of both clinical practice and clinical services
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Highly developed communication skills and ability to convey complex or contentious issues to a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge and positive approach to promoting equality and diversity


  • N/A

Personal Qualities


  • N/A


  • Ability to establish credibility both with Trust Board and clinical colleagues
  • Political astuteness
  • 'Can do' attitude
  • Ability to write complex business cases, reports etc. to a consistently high level
  • Ability to make difficult decisions
  • Ability to engage clinicians quality improvements
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflicts
  • oCommitment to NHS core values

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