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Associate Chief Nurse - BSW Acute Hospital Alliance

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023
This is aunique and exciting opportunity for a senior Nurse leader with aspirations to hone their skills further byexperiencing whole system working and targeted career development,with the aim of becoming a Deputy Chief Nurse.

Reporting to the Chief Nurses, this exciting strategic role requires the ability to influence, engage, develop, and deliver improvements in the transformation of the nursing workforce across the Acute Hospital Alliance comprising of three Trusts. You will also work in collaboration with BSW Academy, relevant Higher and Further Education Institutes, and local communities.

You will be an experienced, compassionate leader who champions new roles, develops new ways of working and encourages skill-mix changes to secure sustainable service delivery across the region. You will innovate and inspire novel recruitment and retention strategies, as well as focus on key developmental pathways to ensure we have a highly skilled workforce.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead on all matters in relation to the Staff Methodology Priority Nursing Work stream for the BSW Acute Hospital Alliance. This includes collaborative working with work stream leads for Medical, AHPs and Midwifery. The post holder will also provide leadership and expertise in delivery of the AHA Clinical Strategy, supporting deep dives and transformation and improvement projects.

The post holder will champion new roles, develop new ways of working and skill mix changes to secure sustainable service delivery at a time of service re-design. Identify and support new service models which ensure value for money and promote excellence for the Trust.

The post holder will act as the strategic lead for the commissioning and development of appropriate education and training programmes to deliver the service now and in the future and to deliver the System's objectives.

The post holder will, as a senior corporate nurse, work with the Chief Nurses and Deputy Chief Nurses, leading and supporting on themes within Nursing and Midwifery priorities and initiatives to promote innovation and achieve operational excellence.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Active registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Educated to a master's level in a relevant field of study or evidence of working towards
  • Management or leadership qualification or demonstrable experience of working within leadership roles
  • CNO Safe Staffing Fellowship



  • Strong management and leadership skills with a proven record of introducing organisation wide change
  • Experience of working in a senior role in a similar healthcare environment, within commissioner or provider organisation
  • Experience of developing business cases / business planning


  • Evidence of cross system working

Employer details

Employer name

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


Royal United Hospital

Combe Park



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