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Assistant Chief Nurse

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£91,317 to £104,122 per annum inclusive
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior nurse leader to join the Nursing Directorate at a world -class children's hospital. We are looking for an ambitious, talented and compassionate team player to join our team of excellent staff to lead on the delivery of the quality and workforce agenda at the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Working closely with the operational nursing leadership, you will lead a team who will support the continuous development of nursing quality improvement projects and initiatives that enhance clinical practice and have a positive impact on patient outcomes and experience as well as maintaining key quality metrics.

You will also work collaboratively with the nursing workforce in ensuring the nursing recruitment and retention agenda remains a priority. There will be an opportunity for you to be part of a leadership team who will deliver the Trust's Nursing Strategy, Safe in our Hands- to achieve joy at work.

If you are keen to join a motivated and enthusiastic team, working in a dynamic environment, then this role is for you.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

Combined Values


  • Combined Values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • RN with current NMC registration
  • Evidence of ongoing, dynamic continuing professional development
  • Training in quality/service improvement methodology
  • Educated to master's level or significant equivalent experience


  • Safe Staffing Fellowship/expected to work towards
  • Formal training in QI methodology



  • Extensive management experience in a senior nurse position
  • Experience in designing and implementing safety and quality strategies
  • Experienced in safe staffing compliance, leading on establishment review and reporting
  • Experienced in leading trust wide projects
  • Experience of system wide working on quality improvement projects



  • Well-developed leadership, influencing and negotiating skills with the ability to motivate, enthuse and involve clinical teams and individuals
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication, written and presentation skills with the ability to communicate a vision
  • Experience in learning methodologies e.g. After Action Reviews

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital



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