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People Wellbeing Lead

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The wellbeing and welfare of our workforce has never been so important and we are committed to creating a work environment that enhances the welfare and wellbeing of our employees. At Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust we strive to deliver the very best care to our patients and to do this well, the wellbeing of our workforce must be at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about supporting the wellbeing of NHS staff. The successful candidate will work alongside internal stakeholders, including Occupational Health, the Clinical Psychology Team and HR, to develop, deliver and embed a comprehensive programme for our diverse workforce. You will also be an integral part of the health & wellbeing network across the Nottinghamshire ICS, working with other health & wellbeing leads across the system to develop the strategic approach to workforce wellbeing and exploring opportunities to work closer together to benefit our staff.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job
  • Lead on the development and delivery of a wellbeing and welfare strategy, to meet the needs of the Trust and in line with the wider NHS Health & Wellbeing agenda
  • Work with Wellbeing Leads across the health system to realise the benefits of cross-system working for the wellbeing of the health and social care workforce across Nottinghamshire
  • Produce implementation and action plans with key performance indicators, outcomes and clear evaluation criteria
  • Work closely with other services across the Trust to develop and implement changes to the Trust's wellbeing programme in line with best practice.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external agencies to support the Trust's overall strategy and targets for health and wellbeing such as healthy eating, smoking cessation and healthy behaviours

About us

The Health and Wellbeing Team at SFH sits as part of the wider Occupational Health team. The team encompasses a a wide range of clinicians including the Occupational Health Nurse Team and Doctor, Occupational Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologist and Administrative Team.

The members of this team all form part of the core group ensuring the health of SFH colleagues from the time they join Team SFH and throughout their journey with the Trust. The team share the common goal of keep colleagues happy and healthy at work and supporting them to perform at their best to continue the high levels of patient care seen at the Trust.

The Health and Wellbeing team also work closely with other SFH Teams including Health and Safety, Manual Handling, OD and HR.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The People Wellbeing Lead will provide specialist input to develop and deliver the provision of a wellbeing and welfare programme for the Trust workforce. This will include:
  • Implementation of a Wellbeing Strategy
  • Delivery of the Wellbeing action plan
  • Working within the wider system to realise the benefits of improved workforce health & wellbeing
  • Improved attendance levels of the Trust workforce and reduce sickness absence, particularly mental health related absence
  • A reduction in the turnover of staff across the Trust, particularly in service areas with high turnover
  • Improved staff morale and engagement as measured in the staff survey
  • Improve confidence and capability by upskilling line managers in relation to people management activities that influence wellbeing and engagement of the Trusts workforce

Please see Job Description Document for full details.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working in a specialist wellbeing role, with evidence of positively influencing change
  • Critical thinking, reflection and analysis skills
  • Ability to inspire others through value based healthcare
  • Influencing skills
  • Experience of developing, implementing and managing strategy and policy from concept to implementation with evidence of influencing key outcomes
  • Experience of working with leaders to improve staff experience
  • Experience of leading and managing complex projects and delivering identified benefits
  • Experience of working in a complex, multidisciplinary organisation
  • Experience of facilitating events, workshops and learning events, and, of presenting to diverse audiences
  • Experience of working closely with and influencing a wide range of stakeholders and external partners
  • Experience of writing formal reports for internal and external publication
  • Experience of developing and delivering training programmes


  • Experience of working in a specialist wellbeing role within the NHS



  • Open, collaborative, transparent and supportive working style with a commitment to developing a culture of openness
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex concepts and processes in a user friendly way
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate contentious and sensitive performance information
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and being self-aware understanding impact on others
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership though people management skills and to manage conflicts arising from differing expectations and priorities across diverse groups
  • Willingness and motivation to learn and self-develop, committing to Continuing Professional Development as appropriate



  • Significant, expert level knowledge and understanding of health and wellbeing principles, agenda, legislation, policy, standards and best practice
  • Knowledge of performance and service improvement initiatives and targets frameworks of process redesign and change management
  • Knowledge of workforce strategy development and implementation, with a welfare & wellbeing context
  • Knowledge of key project management principles and processes
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Registered Professional background (e.g., Mental Health Nurse, Adult General Nurse)


  • Knowledge of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire health and care partnership, in particular the wellbeing challenges facing the NHS and social care
  • Knowledge of current NHS workforce performance targets
  • Have a good understanding of the aims and objectives of the NHS People Plan / Promise and the NHS Long term plan



  • Masters degree or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Graduate degree or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development, particularly in relation to health, welfare and wellbeing


  • Professional CIPD qualification/status or working towards
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner



  • Evidence of continuing professional development in wellbeing

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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