Consultant Nurse

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 pro rata per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, organised, experienced and efficient Consultant nurse for inpatients (women's services) working alongside the MDTS, Head of operations for inpatients, Head of Nursing and quality and the Associate director of Nursing and Quality and associate Director of Medicine for Manchester . This posts will be based at Park House North Manchester and Laureate House. This post will also work to support the CERN pathway, currently in development.

The postholders will be a collaborative, inclusive and compassionate leader with values and behaviours that inspire understanding and trust, build inclusion and reduce inequalities.

In conjunction with the Care group Senior leader teams the Consultant Nurse will contribute to creating a positive safety culture, where the environment is collaboratively crafted, created, and nurtured so that everybody (individual staff, teams, patients, service users, families, and carers) can flourish to ensure brilliant, safe care.

The post holder, will be responsible for leading and developing a person-centred, evidenced based practice and for setting, maintaining and developing professional standards for nurses within women's in-patient services (including supporting the CERN pathway). Professional Practice within inpatient services.

Main duties of the job

Provide expert clinical practice and leadership for their area of clinical expertise, working closely with people, their families and carers and the Service and Care Group senior team.

Work strategically in partnership with other local and national NHS organisations, non-NHS organisations, Local Authorities, with independent contractors and the public to facilitate the implementation of best practice in relation to their area of clinical expertise.

Provide evidence-based interventions internally within the organisation, and externally to partner organisations, advise on, and develop policies and strategies in relation to their area of clinical expertise.

Develop research capacity within their area of clinical expertise and service.

Demonstrate values which respect service users' choice working alongside them and their families/carers to ensure they are at the centre of care planning (recovery model).

Support the Service and Care Group senior team in sustaining and developing the service utilising quality improvement strategies and frameworks.

Work in partnership alongside both clinical and non-clinical colleagues and key stakeholders, including the Trust's commissioners and partner organisations, to ensure that a joined up and seamless approach operates with regard to the management of services.

Support the development and implementation of the CERN pathway.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse in appropriate field of nursing
  • Masters degree in health related subject
  • NMP or working towards
  • Evidence of continued personal learning and development
  • Teaching as Assessing Qualification


  • MPhil/PHD/AP
  • Leadership Qualification
  • oSpecialist post graduate training in a recognised evidence based therapeutic interventions



  • Advanced knowledge in area of clinical expertise
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant legal frameworks such as the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Strong value base which drives practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Thorough understanding of the policy/standards agenda in relation to area of clinical expertise, and an understanding of the broader policy drivers pertinent to healthcare delivery
  • Knowledge of contemporary practice and best practice
  • oAbility to undertake critical analysis of complex policy information and synthesise into an interpretable format


  • oProject Management skills



  • Minimum of 5 years at a senior clinician level in area of clinical expertise
  • Experience of clinical leadership and change management
  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries in the development and provision of services
  • Evidence of significant contribution to clinical developments
  • Experience of providing education to various and multi-professional groups
  • Can organise own work around competing demands and perform under pressure
  • oAssertive, confident and competent


  • National and regional influence/presenting at conferences

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Park House

Delaunays Road


M8 5RB

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