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Head of Mental Health Learning Disabilities Clinical Quality - Band 8b

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 Per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023
We are seeking to appoint a new Head of Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Nursing & Clinical Quality. This is an exciting role that will have a significant impact on the development of Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing in our Trust. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading professional practice for Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing.

They will help the Trust to develop the expanded role of the nurse and support work to develop the talent pipeline from unregistered staff and new registrants through to Nurse Consultant Responsible Clinician roles. They will act as a supportive source of expert nursing knowledge and will be highly visible and accessible to our Trust's nurses.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Mental Health Learning Disabilities Nursing & Clinical Quality will report to the Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality and will work closely with senior NTQ colleagues to deliver high standards of nursing leadership, professional standards and quality outcomes.

The post holder will provide mental health and Learning disability nursing leadership to colleagues and partners through a collaborative, creative, motivational and problem-solving approach. The post holder will provide expert nursing, professional and clinical advice as required and be able to signpost colleagues to experts within the system.

The post holder will support the development of nursing practice including developing new nursing roles within the Trust in support of the Trust's strategic direction and its commitment to excellent standards of nursing care

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health or Learning Disabilities)
  • Appropriate management development/qualification or relevant experience


  • Teaching qualification and/or experience in nurse education management



  • Evidence of sustained practice development and achievement in previous posts

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Edward Jenner Court

1010 Pioneer Avenue



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