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Deputy Head & Professional Lead of Temporary Staffing and eRostering

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced, registered professional with an in-depth knowledge of eRostering and Temporary Staffing.

At Nottinghamshire Healthcare we aim to provide the best possible care to our patients, and we continuously strive to ensure we are a great place to work for all our colleagues. Key to ensuring this is a high quality, responsive and comprehensive eRostering and Temporary Staffing service that has the right people with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time.

To achieve this, we need to maximise the use of rostering software and ensure the best possible care is being delivered to patients by the Trust's bank workforce. Reporting to the Head of eRostering & Temporary Staffing, you will play a key role in leading the provision of the rostering system and will require exceptional leadership and management skills to ensure Trust wide compliance of effective rostering, with a customer focus that is efficient, effective, and delivers the highest possible professional standards.

Your passion, skills and knowledge will drive forward our ambition to be leading the way and at the forefront of electronic rostering and temporary staffing provision.

Main duties of the job

This role will be responsible for working with senior nursing staff and other roster managers to improve their understanding of the capability of the system. You will continually critically examine the Trust rostering and bank/agency systems and will be pro-active in developing and introducing new processes, tools and procedures to support the maximum use of eRostering.

You will directly line manage the eRostering and Temporary Staffing Team Leaders, the Clinical Nurse Advisor for the bank, plus the management of clinical bank workers.

As a registered professional with an in-depth knowledge of inpatient rotas, you will report on eRostering metrics in accordance with set objectives, targets, quality standards and influence the delivery of safer staffing. In addition, you will support and lead on key areas to drive improvements and raise our Levels of Attainment for rostering, ensuring our bank worker provision is supportive, developing and training our workers with the skills required, aligning with Our People Plan.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will contribute to improving quality of service provided to Divisions and to bank workers, linking in with a broad range of stakeholders both internally and externally. As a professional lead, you will be a strong clinical advocate for the service, with close working relationships with multi-professionals including our Heads of Nursing, influencing the agenda at key clinical meetings on the quality and safety of our rosters, linked to local and national temporary staffing and rostering targets.

If you have the experience and skills in effective rostering and passion for supporting bank workers across our organisation, with a clinical background in driving improvement then we would love to hear from you. For informal inquiries please contact Lorna Lord, Deputy Director of People & Culture (

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Professional registered nurse qualification supplemented by post graduate diploma, specialist training, experience, short courses plus further specialist training to master's equivalent level.
  • Maintain current registration with the NMC and adheres to NMC Code. Demonstrates continued professional development within their specialism
  • Management and Leadership qualification and experience


  • Project management qualification e.g., PRINCE2
  • Allocate Accreditation



  • Willingness to undertake education, training or development that will enhance service delivery



  • Experience of motivating and managing people
  • Evidence of managing budgets effectively
  • Experience of working in teams and able to promote a team spirit
  • Experience of managing and delivering quality inpatient ward rotas using electronic rostering
  • Experience of business planning and financial management
  • Experience of leadership within the NHS
  • Experience of delivering on projects or programmes within set timescale and budget
  • Line management experience, including managing difficult situations or conflict resolution
  • Evidence of managing and prioritising own workload and supervising that of others
  • Experience of influencing strategy and policy


  • Previous experience working within an eRostering or Temporary Staffing team



  • Knowledge of national rostering and temporary staffing (bank and agency) policy and strategy
  • Knowledge of Nursing and Midwifery good practice in relation to electronic rostering
  • Knowledge of National Quality Board guidance in relation to safe sustainable and productive staffing
  • A good understanding of rostering KPIs
  • Knowledge and understanding of Working Time Directive
  • Knowledge of NHSE Agency Guidelines and reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of NHS People Plan, including how rostering and temporary staffing link into the delivery of this
  • Knowledge of other local and national NHS priorities


  • Familiar with employment legislation



  • Be able to interpret national and local policies and to embed these into rostering interfaces
  • To be able to provide and receive personal and sensitive information
  • The ability to make effective decisions in a timely manner
  • Well-developed IT skills including proficient use of systems (e.g., electronic rostering software) and Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Proven ability to work independently and within a team
  • The ability to make effective decisions in a timely manner
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Proven ability to use Allocate Healthroster or other rostering software effectively
  • Ability to lead negotiations with stakeholders in a highly complex organisation including internal and external partners
  • Ability to cope with tight deadlines and competing priorities
  • Well-developed customer focus
  • Ability to negotiate with and persuade others, skills for nurturing key relationships and maintaining networks
  • Able to present information to a wide audience including senior colleagues in a compelling, clear and concise way

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