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Interim Deputy Director of Nursing

West London NHS Trust
£105,327 to £120,385 per annum inc hcas (Outer)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Full Time

Job Details

Our current Deputy Chief Nurse will be taking up the Trust's Interim Chief Nurse post. This provides an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and high-achieving individual to take up the Interim Deputy Chief Nurse role for a minimum period of 6 months.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and high-achieving Interim Deputy Chief Nurse who will drive improvement through compassion taking forward the implementation of our nursing priorities, to lead the delivery of excellent standards of patient safety, care and experience, and be a role model to our nursing workforce.

If you are enthusiastic about the challenges this opportunity offers, driven by quality, safety and efficiency and believe that you have the skills, experience and ambition to play a pivotal role in delivering our vision, values and strategic objectives, then we would welcome an application from you.

There is opportunity to support your development by agreeing a portfolio which supports your development and leans to your strengths and passions.

Closing Date: Sunday 28th April 2024

Interview Date: 16th May 2024, on site, THQ

Main duties of the job

Working closely with the Interim Chief Nurse, you will provide strategic and value based professional leadership for our talented nursing workforce and will ensure that our nursing practice is of the highest possible standard. Through strong professional leadership, the Deputy Chief Nurse will empower staff to develop best practice in the delivery of high-quality patient care, fostering and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive culture which builds on our Trust values.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about our people, our patients and their families, and the public service we provide, and who places this at the forefront of all strategic development and improvement. Fundamental to this role is to lead the profession in showing kindness, dignity, respect and care for our colleagues, patients, and their families.

As well as providing visible and purposeful leadership within the organisation with a focus on to the nursing and quality agenda, the Deputy Chief Nurse will be the lead for pre and post registration nurse education and training (including Internationally Educated Nurses, newly registered nurses and nursing students and apprentices), operationally managing the corporate Nursing Practice Development and Innovation Team. The post holder will work largely unsupervised and will be able to credibly influence across the organisation and health and social care system at the highest level.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (RMN, RGN, RNLD)
  • Masters Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience.
  • Undertaken leadership development training.
  • Teaching qualification


  • Second Nursing Qualification
  • Doctorate
  • Recognised management training
  • Trained in QI
  • Non-medical prescriber

Previous Experience


  • Experience at a senior management level, including managing change and introducing new ways of working for nurses and practitioners.
  • Significant experience of operationally managing staff teams.
  • Experience of Managing regulatory inspections.
  • Experience of managing complex projects including a number of stakeholders across multiple sites.
  • Detailed understanding of the recovery approach with experience of developing recovery oriented practices


  • Experience of working in community services
  • Experience of managing projects across multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of reporting to the Board



  • National performance targets for health providers
  • Understanding of governance framework and its application in practice.
  • Research, audit and quality improvement methodologies and their application.


  • Current professional developments in nursing and nurse education/development.

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Trust HQ

Armstrong Way



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