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Senior Nurse Manager

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are seeking an experienced Band 8b Senior Nurse Manager for the Bay Network, this post will cover the inpatient services covering Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow.

This is an exciting opportunity and the successful candidate will be part of an evolving service that has the needs of our service users at its heart. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic to come and join a forward thinking, dynamic and a constantly developing team.

The Senior Nurse Manager (SNM) has responsibility for the leadership and management of nursing across the designated hospital sites; this includes line management of the Matrons. The SNM will support the Network Director of Nursing & Quality in all issues relating to nursing within the hospital and is an integral part of the senior nurse structure.

Closing date 1st June 2023 (midnight). Once shortlisting has taken place, interviews will be scheduled 1 week later.

Main duties of the job

The SNM will establish and foster an effective working relationship with the Hospital Management team to lead improvements in nursing, service delivery and the achievement of organisational priorities. The SNM are responsible for decision making where practice or service delivery issues arise within the hospital and where cross-locality leadership is required.

The SNM has responsibility for the delivery of safe, clinically effective and compassionate nursing care across the hospital sites, and will provide clinical assurance to the Network Director of Nursing & Quality and Chief Nurse & Quality Officer regarding compliance against all appropriate professional, organisational and national compliance standards.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (MH or LD) with current professional registration
  • Master's Degree in relevant subject or equivalent knowledge & experience
  • Management/Leadership qualification



  • Extensive knowledge of relevant legal frameworks such as the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Thorough understanding of the policy/standards agenda in relation to clinical practice, and an understanding of the broader policy drivers pertinent to healthcare delivery



  • Experience of clinical leadership and change management
  • Experience of implementing improvement methodology and influencing and motivating staff to improve services and patient experience
  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries in the development and provision of services

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