Director of Nursing & Governance

Barts Health NHS Trust
£117,475 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join St Batholomew's Hospital as our Director of Nursing and Governance.

The role will report directly to the Hospital Chief Executive, with a professional line to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and you will be accountable for the delivery of the professional nursing agenda at St Bartholomew's Hospital. The role has specific focus on workforce, education, clinical effectiveness and patient safety as well as professional practice, research and innovation and patient experience.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a skilled compassionate and inclusive leader who will provide strong professional leadership across all care settings, encouraging innovation, creativity, and strategic thinking about service provision and staff experience.

The successful candidate will be joining a management team who will support you so that you are able to flourish in the role alongside being a key player in the wider Barts Health NMAHP leadership community. There will be many opportunities for both personal and professional development.

About us

Join us at an exciting time as we celebrate 900 years!

St Bartholomew's Hospital, the oldest hospital in England with some of the newest facilities, is home to world-leading cardiac and cancer centres, providing state-of-the-art treatment to our patients.

With the introduction of the Elizabeth Line, alongside our accessibility by Tube, Bus and Rail, we are very well connected at the very heart of the City of London.

We were voted a top 10 UK hospital in 2021 and have a range of BMJ and HSJ award winning teams and clinicians who are leaders in their fields.

We treat the whole range of cancers including rare tumours and are a leading provider of stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy.

We're also one of the five busiest Heart Attack Centres in the UK, and home to the largest Atrial Fibrillation Ablation centre in Europe.

We are an internationally recognised nursing and allied professional research department embedding research in practice and clinical academic opportunities.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging.

We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

To know more about us, see our celebrations and learn how we can support you to shape your story: visit us at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the candidate recruitment pack including the job description/ person specification for full details of this role.

For an informal discussion / tour of the hospital please contact Sam Mcalister, EA to Deputy Chief Executive -

Interview and Assessment Date being held 20th July 2023

As a flexible employer, we want to support you to work in a way that is best for the NHS, our patients and you.

Please do speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether thats job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

Person Specification



  • Significant Senior Nurse leadership Experience either at Deputy DoN level or divisional level
  • Acute Hospital Leadership Experience
  • Can demonstrate a track record of successful delivery


  • Experience of being a member of a board



  • Managing complex change
  • Demonstrate solid professional decision-making ability and able to manage complex professional clinical issues
  • Can demonstrate a track record of successful delivery
  • Ability to work effectively within a matrix organisation.
  • Demonstrate excellent skills within the fields of quality assurance and clinical governance
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of current nursing policies such as safe staffing revalidation and safe-guarding



  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of current nursing policies such as safe staffing, revalidation and safe-guarding
  • Detailed knowledge of quality and clinical governance



  • Current NMC Registration
  • Master's Degree



  • Determination to achieve high standards and strive to deliver improvements in patient care within the framework of the Trust
  • Passion, enthusiasm and pride for the professionvv
  • Absolute commitment to put patients at the heart of all we do
  • Ability to command confidence of medical and other Trust colleagues
  • Ability to demonstrate capability for strategic thinking and decision-making and commitment to addressing issues from a corporate perspective
  • Demonstrate skill in analysis of complex problems, reasoned debate and negotiations over potentially contentious issues and credibility in generating solutions
  • Resilience
  • Ability to work in partnership with stakeholders and demonstrates a breath of leadership styles and approaches that fit with the values of Barts Health

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