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Deputy Nurse Director

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Afantastic opportunity has arisen within the Surgical Services Care Group, for a senior nurse to undertake the role of Deputy Nurse Director. We are seeking applications from experienced senior nurses who have demonstrable acute clinical experience, dynamic leadership skills and are highly motivated with a desire to progress in their nursing career.

The post holder will actively lead and manage the governance agenda, working closely with the medical quality leads and the care group governance coordinator, providing support and advice relating to clinical and non-clinical governance. The post holder will lead and manage the Education team and provide leadership and support to deliver on the care groups educational priorities. They will support the Nurse Director across the full range of duties, providing strong leadership and professional advice across multi professional teams to enable high quality patient centred services and care. This role will be expected to represent nursing at Trust and National level and will lead on specific projects and work streams on behalf of the Care Group, deputising for the Nurse Director in her absence.

Attributes should include proven leadership skills and the ability to demonstrate evidence of leading and managing change in a dynamic and challenging environment. The post holder will be able to demonstrate experience of working effectively in a complex, multi professional environment within an acute hospital setting.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:

Provide strong leadership, effective management and professional advice, which enable high quality patient centred services to be delivered to patients within Surgical Services with the resources available.

Provide leadership advice and support on the clinical governance agenda, including clinical and non-clinical governance .

Provide leadership advice and support to the Education team enabling them to meet their KPI's

Work closely with the Nurse Director and act on his/her behalf when absent supporting the wider senior nursing team.

Provide leadership, support and monitor the development of the Governance Co-ordinator within a robust clinical governance system and structure.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on part 1 or 12 of the Nurses and Midwives Council.
  • Proven leadership skills
  • 1st degree or equivalent learning
  • Masters Qualification or actively working towards.
  • Recognised leadership and management qualification or relevant study and experience.


  • Recognised qualification / experience in the sphere of healthcare governance.



  • Extensive post registration experience of working effectively in a relevant multi-professional environment. Experience at middle management level and have included effectively managing staff, budgets and high-quality patient centred acute services.
  • Evidence of contributing to, and effectively implementing nursing strategy.
  • Experience of developing robust healthcare governance systems.
  • Evidence of patient experience management and development of robust learning and feedback process to enhance patient experience and outcome.


  • Experience of multi-agency team / project work
  • Experience of managing regional specialities
  • Experience of managing complaints procedure

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Evidence of relevant professional development
  • Evidence of academic achievement.
  • Ability to manage change.
  • Evidence of commitment to Evidence Based Practice.
  • Ability to represent nursing effectively at local and National level.
  • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills.


  • IT skills including the Datix System
  • Knowledge of word processing and software packages
  • Ability to perform as the Vulnerable Adult / Child Protection Officer for the Care Group

Other Factors


  • Must be able to participate in Duty Matron rota and will include either NGH or Central Campus, including night duty when required.


  • Car Owner / driver with valid licence for driving in UK

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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