Associate Director of Nursing- Mental Health Services

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Transform Your Clinical Leadership Career with Us: Join the Pioneering Mental Health Services Division in our trust.

Seeking an unparalleled clinical leadership opportunity? Look no further!

Welcome to the Division of Mental Health Services, a unique and innovative community and inpatient health partnership that offers comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment pathways for young people aged 0-25. We are an integral part of Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust, and we pride ourselves on being the first service of its kind both nationally and internationally.

Join Forward Thinking Birmingham, a ground-breaking collaboration with third sector and independent sector organisations. United by our expertise and dedication, we provide exceptional services for the young people of Birmingham. Our teams work closely with various NHS organizations across the region and our invaluable partners in the voluntary sector, fostering a diverse, inclusive, and personalised approach to mental health care.

As a proud partner in the newly formed Mental Health Provider Collaborative, we jointly deliver all mental health services to the population of Birmingham and Solihull, strengthening our ties with Birmingham and Solihull mental health trust, the lead provider.

Now is an exciting time to be a key leader in two new and evolving provider collaboratives as Birmingham Womens and Childrens Hospital takes the lead in providing Tier 4 inpatient CAMHS services in the Midlands

Main duties of the job

As our Associate Director of Nursing, you'll collaborate with the Divisional Director of Operations, Deputy Medical Director, and Divisional Director of Psychological Therapies to achieve the division's objectives and ensure that children, young people, and their families receive the highest quality care and a positive experience within our services.

Our services span five main sites across the city, including three community hubs, a city centre base and referral management centre, and our Parkview Clinic. You'll be based at Parkview Clinic, the headquarters for the divisional management team, where you'll work alongside a strong Divisional leadership team to provide unwavering support for our local leadership teams and the eight clinical groups that form the division.

The post holder will lead transformational change in the delivery of patient safety and improving the patient experience within their clinical groups, supporting the Chief Nurse in the Trust wide strategic development of the nursing workforce. The postholder will provide clinical leadership and line management to the senior nursing team in the Mental Health Divison with an emphasis continuous improvement.

Working in collaboration across Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS FT and across the Provider Collaboratives for Mental Health is a key requirement for this role.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care; more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse RMN)
  • Relevant health care degree to Masters degree or equivalent
  • Leadership course



  • Recent Extensive operational management experience in a senior nurse leadership position, including staff, budgetary and performance management
  • Clinical experience relevant to clinical group.
  • Recent experience in clinical service management at a senior level within a mental health services
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of delivering improvements in clinical performance and standards
  • Expert knowledge of the Governance and Risk frameworks required to deliver safe, high quality clinical care

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