Associate Divisional Nurse Director - Medicine

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity within the Medical Division at the Norfolk and Norwich University Trust for a Deputy Divisional Nurse Director. This post forms part of the divisional triumvirate working with the Divisional Nurse Director, Divisional Operational Manager and Divisional Director. This role will bring opportunities for the right individual to make significant contribution within the medical division whilst supporting the strategy of the wider organization.

We are looking for someone with medical experience, a natural collaborator and a dynamic innovator. This role will bring opportunities for the right individual to make a significant contribution within the medical division whilst supporting the wider aspirations of the senior nursing, midwifery and allied health professional team in delivering our strategy, objectives and our aspirations for our patients, the people of Norfolk and our colleagues.

Interviews are scheduled for 28th September 2023

Main duties of the job

Reporting to the Divisional Nursing Director (DND), The Associate Divisional Nurse Director (ADND) will lead on key aspects for the implementation and delivery of the Divisional vision and strategies. They will provide nursing leadership and direction to nursing staff and provide senior, expert advice on matters relating to nursing within the Division.

They will act to ensure safe, high quality patient care is delivered by an effective and efficient nursing workforce, will actively support the Divisional Triumvirate in service planning and will provide key contributions in development and implementation of the Division's strategic direction.

The post has the following key functions:
  • Professional and operational leadership
  • Clinical Governance, safety and quality
  • Assisting the DND, COD and DOD with workforce planning and Divisional strategies and service developments
  • Managing nursing performance
  • Divisional role taking responsibility and being accountable for a specific portfolio of work related to nursing and professional leadership, safety and quality, audit & research and workforce development.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work with the DND, COD and DOD in providing strong, clear leadership to the whole Division through team working to ensure effective nursing/AHP management and delivery of the services.
  • To be responsible, with the DND, for the delivery of Divisional compliance with quality standards.
  • To support the development of the strategy for the Division and ensure staff are fully engaged and supported in operational, governance and performance matters.
  • In conjunction with the DND, to promote an evidence-based practice culture for all nursing and AHP staff within the Division, ensuring there are mechanisms for sharing good practice and disseminating evidence widely.
  • To support the delivery of the NNUHs strategic aims and strategic objectives/deliverables.
  • To support the DND in the delivery of services in line with the NNUHs financial strategy and SOPs.
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of policies within the Division.
  • To be professionally accountable to the DND for the quality and safety of the nursing and non-medical health professional services within the Division, and for maintaining professional standards and adherence to the NMC Code of Conduct and HPCC Code of Conduct.
  • To support the ability of the Division to meet its annual accountability agreements, Divisional corporate objectives and delivery programmes.
  • To ensure that robust systems in place are maintained, to allow follow-up of action/learning from Governance issues, including trend analysis, identification of risks and improvements required.

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience



  • Well-developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to coach, enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and teams.
  • A commitment to improving patient services through an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals



  • Excellent communication and Customer Care
  • IT Literacy

attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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