Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing & Quality - Cardiology

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are recruiting for a Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing & Quality - Cardiology who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

You will be a role model for leadership, training, coaching, and assessing staff development at all levels. You will be expected to develop alongside Trust education teams a programme that enables staff to achieve their full potential and clinical effectiveness with the aim of continually striving to improve the patient experience.

You will be expected to provide support, guidance and represent the broad views of Nurses and AHP's across the Division and will need to achieve a level of visibility that enables these goals to be met.

The post holder will be expected to interpret National Guidance in relation to all aspects of clinical care delivered by the Trust and advise on the implementation within the modernising and changing environment of all service areas.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing and Quality (DDDNQ) will be excepted to demonstrate strong professional clinical leadership and provide specialist and strategic education and clinical advice across the division.

Acting in support of the Divisional Director of Nursing and Quality (DDNQ)the post holder will be a key member of the senior management team across the trust.

The post holder will support the DDNQ to continually improve patient care, experience and assist with the implementation of National and Trust initiatives.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation; our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Effective nursing registration - RN or equivalent


  • Master's level qualification/ working towards or equivalent experience

Previous Experience


  • Extensive experience in Senior Nursing position
  • Experience in managing and leading in patient / outpatient Cardiology related conditions
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Specific management and/or leadership training
  • Experience of managing people
  • Experience of managing change and associated behaviours
  • Experience of developing policies and procedures


  • Experience of managing resources including financial resources
  • Proven record of leading change and innovation
  • Experience of managing teams across specialties and multi-disciplinary team members including AHP's



  • Proven record of accomplishment of achieving objectives
  • Excellent clinical and clinical leadership skills
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences, verbally and in written reports
  • Ability to use IT, including Microsoft Office and power point
  • Able to work within a multi- professional team
  • Flexibility - adapts to ensure achievement of objectives within changing environment
  • Able to work collaboratively with partner organisations
  • Ability to present complex data to different audiences with different information needs
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Innovative thinker with the ability to cut through barriers to change
  • Proven record of accomplishment of performance management



  • Demonstrate expertise in the full range of skills within cardiology
  • Wide knowledge of appropriate general cardiac conditions and their management

Other Requirements


  • Ability to work under pressure and within set timescales
  • Ability to engage and motivate staff to deliver targets
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Adaptability
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to withstand pressure of work, frequent interruptions, demanding conflicting priorities and to respond effectively to these
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information
  • Experience and evidence of engagement around the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.
  • Able to actively support the development of a culture that recognizes and promotes equality, values diversity, and actively leads by example in deploying these qualities.
  • Understands the impact on equality, diversity and inclusion issues in all aspects of service delivery and planning
  • Role model our Trust values every day

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