Deputy Lead Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to promotion we are able to offer a Deputy Lead Nurse opportunity for an experienced nurse to provide visible and supportive leadership to our teams based at St. Mary's Hospital. This would suit someone with significant experience in either gynaecology or an acute service speciality.

Our Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine service operates across St Mary's, Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea and Hammersmith hospitals. Specialities include general gynaecology and gynaecology-oncology wards, emergency gynaecology and early pregnancy care and a large and successful IVF clinic, as well urogynaecology, colposcopy, hysteroscopy and termination of pregnancy. Our highly skilled nursing workforce includes a quality and safety lead, a clinical practice educator, as well as a large team of nurse specialists.

You will be one of a team of three deputy lead nurses, supported by an experienced senior nursing team and have lots of opportunities and encouragement to develop new knowledge and skills. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced nurse looking to progress on the next step of their career.

Main duties of the job

  • This role provides key strategic oversight for our Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine services. The post holder will oversee the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care focused on improving outcomes and experiences for patients, families and carers.
  • The post holder will have continuous responsibility for the ward and outpatient areas, providing visible professional leadership and line management for teams of nursing and support staff and ensuring budgets and resources are managed efficiently and effectively.
  • The post holder is responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment, supporting the department managers in quality improvement projects and participating in taking forward the directorates quality and safety agenda.
  • The role combines clinical expertise and leadership skills with managerial, educational and professional responsibilities, liaising with the multi professional team to optimise patient care and the patient experience.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location. As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Educated to postgraduate diploma/degree level or equivalent experience
  • Recognised teaching/assessing qualification
  • Management certificate or equivalent experience


  • Master's degree
  • Post registration qualification in specialty



  • Leading and developing a team in an acute care speciality
  • Budget management
  • Service development
  • Change management
  • People & workforce management


  • Project management

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Organisation and management skills
  • Ability to manage change
  • Ability to lead a large team
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to undertake root cause analysis

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Queen Charlotte's Hospital


W12 0HS

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