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Divisional Nurse Manager

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) as the Trust seeks a Divisional Nurse for Surgery and Cancer services

In the new post holder, the Trust is looking for an inspirational, motivated, and high performing senior nurse who is committed to improving patient and staff experience.

For an informal conversation about the role with Karen Jessop, Chief Nurse, please contact

Main duties of the job

  • Provide effective nursing input into the development of Divisional Strategy, Policy and the Business Planning
  • On behalf of the Divisional Director, ensure the effective management of the pay and non- pay budgets relating to the nursing workforce.
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional nursing leadership across the Division ensuring appropriate structures are in place to provide high quality, compassionate and safe
  • Leading by example, support the successful implementation and delivery of the Trusts transformation and improving practice

For the full job description and main responsibilities please read the attached job pack .

About us

Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS FT provides the full range of local hospital services and provide some community and specialist tertiary services, including vascular surgery. We serve a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, and the surrounding areas through three main hospital sites with a small community site at Retford. We are also a teaching hospital operating within the Yorkshire region, working closely with the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

As an organisation, it is our vision to be the 'safest Trust in England, outstanding in all that we do'. To serve this ambition, we have an embedded ethos of Quality Improvement (Qi), a strong focus upon performance, and a values-based culture which places the patient at the heart of everything we do as health professionals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide advanced professional nursing knowledge and expertise to support all disciplines within the Division .
  • Demonstrate an understanding of required clinical skills, and practice such skills regularly and where appropriate and
  • Interpret overall health service policy and strategy, in order to establish the Divisions goals and standards for Harm Free
  • Contribute as required to Trust responses to Regulator, Professional Bodies, NHS England, NHS Improvement, Local Area Teams and the Clinical Commissioning Groups on initiatives relating to nursing/ midwifery and quality, ensuring local
  • Play an active role as a member of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Team, contributing to the planning and development of the Trusts Professional
  • Provide guidance, support and courageous leadership to all nursing staff.
  • Be highly visible, approachable and available to respond to patients, relatives and the Maintain open and honest communication channels.
  • Monitor clinical standards to ensure high quality compassionate patient Ensuring practice is evidence based and that clinical guidelines and care pathways are developed and implemented to reflect best practice
  • Contribute to, lead and provide professional advice to specific Trust-wide projects and programmes.
  • Be familiar with the Major Incident and CBRNE related plans and the Divisions role within that

For the full job description and main responsibilities please read the attached job pack.

Person Specification



  • Substantial nurse management experience at Matron level or above, in NHS setting
  • Experience of managing services, including finance, business, HR
  • Experience of change and Project Management
  • Evidence of service innovation
  • Fully conversant with the national nursing agenda and the impact of national initiatives on the profession
  • Evidence of managing budgets
  • Evidence of having developed new initiatives, including multi-professional working
  • Evidence of strategic working
  • Ability to write senior level documents
  • Working in a challenging and busy Environment
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply extensive knowledge of safeguarding in the context of staff and patients


  • Previous experience of working in a similar role in an acute Trust
  • Participated in or facilitated nursing related research activities
  • Recognized training/qualification in clinical governance



  • Masters Degree or equivalent experience, or first degree with evidence of further academic/ Personal
  • RN Level 1
  • Development


  • Service Improvement Skills

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

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Thorne Road



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