Associate Director of Nursing – Research & Education

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

  • Associate Director of Nursing for Education and Research

UHCW NHS Trust ( Band 8c)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a substantive post of Associate Director of Nursing for Education and Research based at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

We are seeking an experienced, self-motivated leader who will continue to build on the achievements that have been made so far, reflected in our ANCC Pathway to Excellence Accreditation, our 'Good' CQC rating and on our strategic ambition to become a national and international leader in healthcare.

This post provides a key leadership role in the delivery of the corporate nursing portfolio - with specific responsibilities for Education Governance for pre and post registration practice including the management of the Practice Development Team and all external education funding streams.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 20th June.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will also lead and develop the Non-Medical education and research portfolio including enhanced and advanced level practice.

If you are an experienced senior leader, educated to Masters level with a proven track record of driving improvement and highly developed knowledge, skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.
  • Highly visible compassionate leadership that inspires others
  • Ability to meet challenging timelines / returns
  • Experience of continuous improvement methodology
  • Strong partnership / collaboration skills
  • Personal resilience, consistency and reliability
  • Ability to create opportunities and drive this exciting agenda forward

Working in partnership with clinical group leaders, you will be responsible for the delivery of the organisational strategy, operational planning and financial performance.

With a credible, confident and influential approach, you will have significant opportunity to work in partnership across boundaries to inspire teams and to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

In joining us on this journey, you will have the opportunity to make a difference whilst making your mark; gain valuable experience, and work within a progressive organisation that is at the forefront of transformational change.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Education Lead the development and implementation of under-graduate and post-graduate nonmedical education programmes for the Trust Lead on curriculum development for the Trust in partnership with HEI providers Lead the Practice Educators and Practice Development Team Contribute to workforce planning to ensure that training/student placement numbers adequately reflect organisational requirements. Lead and maintain excellent standards in non-medical education Ensure processes are in place to provide assurance in relation to educational provision, e.g. NMC, HEE Support and contribute to the development of systems and processes to facilitate strategic workforce planning and development. Work collaboratively with system partners to maximise opportunities for workforce and education development, including new roles, e.g. Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Nursing Associates Oversee implementation of appropriate frameworks/requirements for education for enhanced, specialist, advanced and consultant roles (HEE faculty and core capabilities frameworks) Oversee non-medical prescribing from funding allocation and training to approval to practice Co-ordinate training plans based on workforce requirements in order to oversee and rationalise the use of workforce development and CPD funds Develop relationships with international education providers to facilitate opportunities for shared learning and collaborative working Monitor funding for all education programmes Co-ordinate internal and external reports as required Collaborate with Associate and Group Directors to ensure patient outcomes and experience is factored into education and training programmes

For further details please see the attached job description.

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