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Workforce Utilisation Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
Are you an experienced nurse who is innovative,proactive, accessible, and passionate about workforce?

Do you want to be part of a team that makes a difference by supporting clinical colleagues to create the best, efficient and cost-effective rosters, capturing the benefits of the workforce tool system?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Team for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to apply for the role of a Workforce Utilisation Nurse.

The Workforce Utilisation Nurse is a new fixed term post that will be key in delivering the workforce priorities as part of Nursing and Midwifery Strategy and instrumental in the development and implementation of the workforce strategy.

Main duties of the job

As a Workforce Utilisation Nurse, you will support the Senior Nurse for Workforce Utilisation and Lead Nurse for Nursing and Midwifery Workforce to provide a high level of clear and visible leadership. You will be responsible for the overall clinical and operational day to day embedding of best practice in rostering and the delivery of its associated benefits. You will also be involved in the continued development and improvement of the safer staffing agenda and be a visible presence to all wards/departments.

In return you will have the opportunity to further develop your leadership and quality improvement skills, working closely with leaders in the Trust.

This is a great time to join a friendly, effective and expanding team that is playing a central role in supporting wider clinical teams across a dynamic and high performing NHS Trust.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a great time to join a friendly, effective and expanding team that is playing a central role in supporting wider clinical teams across a dynamic and high performing NHS Trust.

Informal discussion regarding this post is strongly recommended to discuss the post in more detail, please contact:

Annabelle Balana ( 07890981957)

Senior Nurse for Workforce Utilisation

Inge Cordner ( 07971113473

Lead Nurse for Nursing and Midwifery

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • oFirst level registered nurse
  • oEducated to degree level
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development
  • oKnowledge of clinical information systems


  • oLeadership qualification
  • oManagement qualification



  • oExperience in the use of an eRoster system
  • oExperience of liaising within a multi-disciplinary team
  • oExperience of working in complex situations
  • oExperience of reviewing capacity and capability in the nursing and midwifery workforce
  • oExperience of developing and delivering education programmes
  • oExperience in audit and/or research


  • oExperience of building professional relationships and rapport with staff of all levels including senior clinical, corporate, and managerial colleagues
  • oExperience of developing workforce plans in line with future service requirements

Skills and Abilities


  • oAbility to undertake data collection, analyse and interpret data, and develop reporting.
  • oCompetent in the use of IT skills, data management and report writing in relation to roster practice
  • oProven ability to motivate staff and improve performance, involving and influencing individuals and teams
  • oAbility to assess a situation and act appropriately
  • oAbility to identify learning and development needs
  • oIT and report writing skills, to include but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams
  • oAbility to work autonomously, planning and prioritising workload of self and others
  • oAbility to work under pressure and to meet deadlines



  • oExcellent written and verbal communication skills
  • oFormal presentation skills


  • oEffective negotiating skills
  • oExperience of working with a diverse range of stakeholders and a successful track record of influence and engagement

Personal and People Development


  • oCommitment to professional development of self and others
  • oExperience of supporting others' personal development
  • oHas excellent organisational skills
  • oAble to demonstrate decision-making skills
  • oAble to manage time effectively
  • oAble to prioritise objectives and workload

Ensure the risk of infection to self, colleagues, patients, relatives and visitors is minimised by:


  • oCompleting all required training and education (both via e-learning and face to face) on infection prevention and control.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



250 Euston Road



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