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Divisional Director of Nursing (Band 8c)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year per annuam
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a committed and dynamic team within the Medicine Community and Therapies Division. As Divisional Director of Nursing for Clinical Services you will work alongside Clinical and Operational Directors in developing and managing services to deliver high quality care for our patients.

We are looking for a talented, passionate, and experienced nurse leader who can successfully engage with a broad range of teams, disciplines, and staff across the Division, with the ability to communicate effectively across multi-professional boundaries as well as create an enviable culture of caring and compassion.

The ideal candidate needs to be able to articulate a clear vision and committed to continually improving patient services by providing an environment that sustains quality and performance, which will enable the Division to meet its demanding goals and strategic objectives.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing visible leadership, ensuring professional standards, strategic planning and project management to help ensure that the Division delivers and achieves its performance, quality and efficiency objectives and delivers high quality and cost effective care.

Main duties of the job

The Divisional Director of Nursing will lead and develop nursing teams within the divisional groups and as described within the accountability and organisational structure. They will have a pivotal role in the provision of compassionate leadership across the organisation. Act as a role model at all times, reflecting the trust values and behaviours.

The post holder will have responsibility for setting, maintaining and monitoring standards of nursing care within the division. They will work with the divisional senior leadership team to ensure delivery of the trust strategic aims and objectives, as set out in the Quality and Safety Strategy and the Trust Strategy.

The post holder will be accountable for providing professional leadership, guidance, advice and support to nurses within the divisional group and to members of the multi -disciplinary team. The post holder will maintain professional standards of behaviour across the division.

As part of the divisional senior leadership team the Divisional Director of Nursing will work collaboratively with the Divisional Medical Director, Divisional Operations Director and Chief AHP, to establish effective systems of governance and performance management.

About us

These are exciting times for Airedale. We have the once-in-a-career opportunity to be involved in the planning and building of a completely new hospital here on our Steeton site by 2030. By joining us now you'll be a key part of our journey over the next few years, with the chance to input into a state-of-the-art, modern healthcare facility that will deliver care to our communities for decades to come. We are also on the journey to a new electronic patient record, part of our wider ambition for our digital future - a future that builds on our significant telemedicine and digital care success. Ultimately, what makes Airedale special is our people. Not just our staff, but our volunteers, patients, visitors, and wider population who make up the Airedale family. This is a Trust that sits at the heart of our community, and our communities are very proud of their Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide outstanding nursing leadership across the division, working with the Deputy Chief Nurse and other senior nursing, midwifery and AHP leaders to ensure delivery of high quality care and a positive patient experience. Lead and manage the matrons and clinical leads across the divisions.

To work collaboratively with the Operational Directors and divisional Medical Directors to provide expert advice and guidance on all nursing related matters.

To lead and develop a safe, skilled and competent workforce working in collaboration with the divisional operational and nursing teams, ensuring the implementation of an effective plan for continuing professional development.

To work with the Deputy Chief Nurse on the delivery of a comprehensive nursing education programme that supports ongoing learning and professional development within the financial framework and demonstrates an innovative approach that recognises different ways of learning. Ensure that services are compliant with speciality standards regarding training and education.

Work with the Deputy Chief Nurse to ensure development of clinical practice, ensuring a just and learning culture, promoting professional curiosity and creating a positive learning environment.

Accountable for delivery of agreed nursing quality, safety and workforce metrics and implementation of an effective nursing assurance framework. Leading on the presentation of divisional performance against quality and safety metrics, demonstrating an ability to analyse and understand data trends and presenting solutions and improvement plans to address areas of poor performance and identifying areas of good practice.

Responsible for establishing an effective governance framework at divisional and directorate level to ensure risk, patient safety and quality is embedded across the organisation.

To work with the divisional Medical Director on the operational delivery of the key priorities set out in the trust quality and safety strategy and the patient experience strategy, ensuring the delivery of compassionate and personalised care that is evidenced based.

To lead on the development of quality and safety annual plans setting out clear priorities and success measures mapped to the trusts quality and safety strategy. Responsible for implementing the trusts quality improvement approach and ensure a culture of continuous improvement and learning.

Accountable for professional standards of nursing across the division, holding teams to account for the delivery and oversight of key quality and safety performance indicators for nursing at divisional level.To ensure implementation of national standards, guidance and best practice into operational practice at divisional level.

Responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative models of care that safely meets the needs of service users, working closely with relevant stakeholders, to ensure effective engagement and sustainability and alignment with any system planning processes.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • Post Graduate Leadership qualification or equivalent
  • Significant experience of leading and managing nursing teams
  • Leading transformation and evaluation


  • Project management
  • Experience of managing a multidisciplinary team



  • Masters degree or equivalent specialist experience/qualification



  • Significant experience of leading and managing nursing teams

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


BD20 6TD

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