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Group Chief Nurse

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£175,000 a year
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) comprise a highly ambitious, newly formed NHS Group, the 12th largest acute and community provider in the NHS. With an NHS budget of over �1.3 billion, HUTH & NLaG are united by the purpose to ensure better care is provided to a population of over 1.5 million people. To ensure progressive and effective collaboration across the two Trusts, a Group Chair and Group Chief Executive have recently been appointed, enabling an effective transition into a Group Operating Model, with a single harmonised Executive Team and leadership structure.

As part of this transition, we are now seeing to appoint a new Group Chief Nurse. This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, energetic and compassionate leader to ensure the delivery of safe, effective, high quality care, in an environment of fast-paced change and transformation. You will provide vision, inspiration and professional leadership to our nursing, midwifery and AHP colleagues across the Group and work closely with partners in the region to develop new and innovative workforce models that will have a far reaching impact on the communities we serve.

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Main duties of the job

As an experienced nurse leader, you will bring experience working across systems, leading change, providing visible leadership and ensuring that quality of care sits at the heart of core decision making. You will need to combine outstanding communication and influencing skills with an ability shape strategies and plans and share our absolute commitment and passion to reduce inequalities and improve outcomes.

Primary base Hull Royal Infirmary, with requirement to work across all group sites on a scheduled basis.

Preliminary Interviewsw/c 18th December 2023 & w/c 1st January 2024Final PanelMonday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd January 2024

About us

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately �500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area, extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively

Our vision is Great Staff, Great Care, Great Future, as we believe that by developing an innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver great care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Trust and our community.

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Group Chief Nurse is a full Executive (voting) Director of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (the Group) and member of the unitary Group Board, and is expected to work as part of an integrated team and take lead responsibility for strategic and corporate issues both within and external to their immediate portfolio, making a major contribution to the achievements of the Group

vision and strategic goals.


The best for patient safety, quality and experience

The best place to work

Seamless integrated care

Financially sustainable

Centre of excellence for research, innovation, education and specialist services


As an Executive Director of the Group Board, the Group Chief Nurse will inspire confidence through their knowledge and expertise and ensure that the Board of Directors keep Quality of Care at the core of decision making.

The Group Chief Nurse has specific responsibility for Clinical Governance including external regulatory standards, safeguarding, Infection Control and will be the nominated individual for the CQC.

All Group Directors are expected to demonstrate highly visible leadership working as part of a cohesive, multi professional senior team, contributing to the overall strategic direction and leadership of the Trust, and when necessary, take lead responsibility for corporate issues outside their immediate sphere of responsibility.

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Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1 NMC)
  • First level Degree or equivalent level of experience
  • Masters degree in a relevant management or leadership subject
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Demonstrable operational, strategic and business focus
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage complexity and ambiguity whilst under workload and timescale pressures
  • Excellent analytical and information management skills
  • Ability to develop a culture that empowers frontline staff, devolves decision making to its lowest level, is risk aware and encourages creativity and continuous learning
  • Detailed knowledge of national and international nursing workforce development issues
  • Broad understanding of NHS and associated regulatory environments
  • Experience of working at senior levels within the NHS
  • Substantial experience of working within an Acute Trust setting at a senior and corporate nursing level (Deputy Executive Director equivalent or higher)
  • Demonstrable evidence of working with non-Executive and wider Board Colleagues developing trust, respect and teamship
  • Evidence of delivering against service delivery targets whilst maintaining high quality services
  • Evidence of delivering effective service change in partnership with staff and partners
  • Clear understanding of national health policy
  • Significant experience in quality and safety
  • Proven and sustained track record of transformational clinical leadership within a complex health system
  • Track record of delivery of objectives and positive outcomes

Skill, Attributes and Other


  • Inspirational leadership style
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Results oriented
  • Inclination towards creativity, innovation and change orientated
  • Inclusive and communicative management style
  • Well presented
  • Ability to be a full ambassador of the organisation
  • Ability to meet requirements of CQC Regulation 5: Fit and Proper Persons

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Hull Royal Infirmary

Anlaby Road



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