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Associate Director of Nursing - BEH CAMHS Division

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£75,853 to £86,574 Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023
As Associate Director of Nursing (ADoN) for the CAMHS Division you will work in partnership with the Managing Director (MD) and Clinical Director (CD) on a day to day basis to consolidate and ensure the effective operation of Divisional services, and help develop new partnerships, pathways and service models. Together you will ensure the effective leadership to support the requirements of the Division. You will need to be creative and flexible and you will participate in the future development of the Trust.

The post holder is to provide nursing leadership across the Division across acute in-patient services and our community services, driving our improvement plan and QI initiatives.

The ADON will be supported by the local management team and will ensure effective integration of nursing and clinical governance with the Nursing Directorate.

The ADON will provide professional and visible nursing leadership, advice and support to nurses working in the Division, upholding professional standards.

The ADON will give direction of development of nursing policy and practice that reflects the needs of service users, implementing evidence based practice, and contributing further to the knowledge base by evaluation of practice, and implementation of innovation.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is to progress our improvement plan and QI initiatives across all of our clinical areas. The post holder will have an overview of quality across the services, reporting on learning from serious untoward incidents and complaints to the Division and provide leadership to further improve patient experience and ensuring the implementation of improvement science to improve practice and service delivery.

The provision of strategic professional advice to the Managing Director and Clinical Director, attending and contributing to the service Executive meetings, management of the service, and deputising for the Clinical Director when required.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people.We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where youcan thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent level of experience Further professional qualification Evidence of continuous personal and professional development



  • Significant senior nurse experience in an NHS Trust, operating at Band 8a and above
  • Previous experience responsible for nursing services
  • Experience of increasing staff engagement and motivation to improve performance
  • Experience of leading service and/or transformational change
  • Experience of managing complex problems
  • Experience of Project Management/Turnaround


  • Experience of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.



  • Current live NMC registration. Experience of working in a clinical or management
  • Analytical ability: capacity to process detailed information rapidly Is prepared to challenge restrictive practices and thinking.
  • Cultural flexibility: ability to develop an in- depth understanding of a wide range of organisational and community cultures, developing plans and strategies with all stakeholders
  • Ability to translate complex issues into meaningful actions and to develop others to do so
  • Ability to apply research evidence to development of clinical practice


  • Experience of working in a clinical or management in mental health



  • Fosters in others the willingness to contribute their best.
  • Has high capacity for concentration and activity, and is outcome-orientated.
  • Develops others to grow their capacity and potential.
  • Inclusivity and cultural sensitivity: adopts a wide perspective in thinking about issues, policies and people. Exhibits and promotes respect for service users, families and carers, individual staff and teams

Results Oriented


  • Focused on improvement: acts to improve performance and establish high standards of quality
  • Commits to accomplishing challenging objectives.
  • Experience of setting objective measurements and developing and monitoring systems for performance management and improvement
  • Displays initiative to improve performance and implement beneficial change.


  • Experience of directing a multi- dimensional project across a complex organisation.



  • Ability to contribute fully to the work of the executive team.
  • Ability to deputise for Directors
  • Ability to set out a clear direction, inspire others and provide direction when necessary.
  • Successful at building (selecting, training and developing) effective teams as well as leading them.
  • Develops the potential of teams to do their best and to access opportunities for career development.
  • Ability to make and implement autonomous decisions at directorate-wide level.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


St Ann's Hospital

St Ann's Road


N15 3TH

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