Lead Nurse – Safe staffing, Workforce, Revalidation and Regulation

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, motivated and exceptional senior nurse to join the corporate nursing team at the Trust. This exciting post covers an important portfolio of work to strategically lead and deliver the safe and sustainable staffing agenda across the organisation.

We are looking for an individual who will work closely with the Executive Director of Nursing, Deputy Chief Nurses, and Divisional Nurse Directors, and also represent the Trust externally, to provide expert advice and support on safe staffing requirements. This involves supporting the clinical divisions with establishment reviews, actual versus planned, workforce safeguards, and chairing the safe staffing working group. The successful candidate will need to build links with the national team and ensure that the Trust continues to provide a safe working environment for nurses and midwives to deliver the highest levels of care. Experience or interest in this area is essential.

In addition to leading on safe staffing, the post holder will be responsible for overseeing NMC regulation including revalidation. Experience in dealing with complex issues related to NMC referrals will be an advantage.

We are looking for an individual with great communication skills, a professional role model, and good organisational skills, the ability to work at pace and meet deadlines and use and understand relevant IT systems.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead on safe and sustainable nursing and midwifery strategy, including coordination of data collection and analysis using the Safer Nursing Care Tool.
  • To provide expert advice on assessment of acuity and dependency and support training in this area.
  • To support clinical divisions to understand the SNCT dataset, and guide them through the annual establishment review process, and the mid-year establishment reviews.
  • To work alongside the Deputy Chief Nurse to ensure that safe and sustainable staffing policies, procedures, and reporting are in place and that recommendations from the Carter review and NHSEI workforce safeguards and NQB guidance are implemented to ensure greater efficiency in workforce planning.
  • To coordinate reporting Actual versus Planned workforce data and critically analyse these data and identify trends and themes.
  • To lead and implement workforce development initiatives for nursing and midwifery, and actively engage with the strategic supply of nursing workforce work within the organization.
  • To provide professional leadership for NMC referrals, revalidation, and other regulatory and professional activities, including providing expert advice to colleagues within the Trust.
  • To take managerial responsibility for all communication with the NMC regarding referrals and fitness to practice enquires, managing the database and ensuring all investigations are managed in a timely manner.

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



  • Requires NMC registration on relevant part of register.
  • Masters qualification


  • Working towards post graduate CPD modules or M/Phil/PhD in relevant subject to role



  • Leadership experience and skills
  • People management
  • Good team worker with the ability work autonomously.
  • Excellent IT skills


  • Proven teaching and assessing skills.



  • Proven and significant leader-ship experience at senior nurse or midwife level
  • Experience in managing clini-cal services, leading teams through service change
  • Knowledge of national safe staffing agenda influencing professional & practice devel-opment


  • Presented research posters or abstracts

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




W6 8RF

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