Chief Nursing Officer

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience VSM:Executives
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Thank you for showing an interest in working with us at Epsom and St Helier - a family of more than 7,000 colleagues rated as Good by the CQC.

We are truly an integrated health and care Trust. This means that as well as the services we provide at our acute care hospitals (Epsom in Surrey and St Helier nearby in south west London) we work with local GPs, mental health services, community providers and local authorities, with the joint aim of preventing local people from becoming unwell, and when they do, that they receive the right care, in the right place, with the right support.

We also work as part of the St George's, Epsom and St Helier Hospital and Health Group, with a shared leadership and increasing collaboration to develop stronger clinical and corporate services between two major providers serving Surrey and South West London.

These partnerships are at the forefront of joining together health and care for local people, and part of the national NHS ambition to provide the best care locally.

This post is the most senior nursing role in our Trust and sits alongside the other members of the site senior leadership team including our site Managing Director and Chief Medical Officer.

Professional accountability is to the Group Chief Nursing Officer of the St George's, Epsom and St Helier Hospital and Health Group.

Main duties of the job

Continuing the partnership theme, we also host and run some exceptional hospital-based services including the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Service - rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - and we also have the largest nephrology (care around kidney disease) service in the UK, that isn't co-located with a transplant service.

We continue to develop as a Trust and with our partners. There is lots to do and we welcome you to help us on that journey, starting with your application, which we hope inspires you to be part of our success.

Responsibility at site level for professional nursing and midwifery issues and professional lead for Allied Health Professionals.

Provide strong, visible leadership to the nursing and midwifery profession, encouraging innovation, creativity and strategic development of service provision.

Support the Group CNO in their capacity as Director of Infection Prevention and Control, ensuring that patients risk of infection is minimised, and that the Trust is fully compliant with national standards and expectations.

Ensure a consistent culture of putting the patient first along with effective team working across all sites and clinical services.

Support the Group CNO in delivering consistent clinical governance policies across the group

Promote and support group-led functions such as safeguarding and patient experience, and strategies and clinical collaboration and implement national strategy relevant to nursing and midwifery.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements.

Interview date Tuesday 19th December 2023

Person Specification

Core requirements


  • oCompliant with the Fit and Proper Persons Test.
  • oNMC Registered



  • oPrevious nursing leadership role at in an NHS organisation, at a minimum of clinical divisional chief nurse or similar level



  • oExcellent knowledge of NHS, current Government policies and change programmes.
  • oConsiderable knowledge of the local health community and the specific requirements for the population served by ESTH and SGUH.



  • oExceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills and credibility with clinical and operational colleagues.
  • oAbility to think and act strategically.
  • oAbility to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders of all professional backgrounds.
  • oDemonstrable leadership skills with significant evidence of a flexible leadership style.

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Epsom and St Helier Hospital



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