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Directors of Nursing (2 posts) - South Tees & North Tees

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Teesside and North Yorkshire
£122,500 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Directors of Nursing x 2
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustNorth Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced and dynamic strategic leaders who share our passion for the highest quality clinical care to join either Trust. The Directors will thrive in a complex and fast paced environment and demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities which are consistent with the Trust's values.

Being able to articulate a vision is an essential attribute along with exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

The Directors of Nursing will also act as Deputy Group Chief Nurses and will work collaboratively across organisational and professional services to deliver the objectives and shared ambitions of the Group.

As a key member of the Site Senior Leadership Team, the Directors will work as a triumvirate alongside the Chief Operating Officer and the Hospital Medical Director, strengthening our commitment to place clinical leadership at the heart of the Group.

We welcome applications from visionary leaders with significant experience of strategic leadership within the NHS acute sector.

Main duties of the job

The Directors of Nursing will provide professional leadership for all nursing and midwifery, whilst driving through change which improves clinical outcomes and patient experience. Through the development of a Group Nursing and Midwifery Strategy, our Directors will ensuring the delivery of high quality, safe and effective patient care through an educated, motivated and sustainable workforce.

About us

Our Group

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the area's largest employers, with a budget of circa �1.2 billion and over 15,000 staff who deliver acute, tertiary and community health and care services across the Tees Valley, North Yorkshire, County Durham and beyond.

We have high ambitions and are committed to delivering more together for the populations we serve. In the spirit of greater collaboration, following a number of years of joint working, the two trusts have taken the decision to move to a Group model, meaning that our two organisations remain separate, so they can represent their communities effectively, but enables the trusts to work at scale to take strategic decisions, which benefit the group as a whole and will deliver better outcomes for our patients, staff and the wider population.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse (1st level registration) with NMC
  • Higher professional or management degree at Masters level
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.

Knowledge & Experience


  • oExtensive senior nurse management experience in a senior role within the NHS acute sector.
  • oExtensive experience and competence leading the nursing, midwifery and clinical support workforce.
  • oSignificant experience and success as a clinical leader manager level including strategy development, budgetary control, leadership and staff management
  • oIn-depth understanding of current nursing and midwifery strategy and associated policy.
  • oClear vision for nursing and ability to secure the active commitment of multi-disciplinary staff in working towards achieving this
  • oExperience of service innovation and development with proven positive outcomes for patients
  • oProven ability to set high standards of patient care and influence significant change to nursing practice
  • oKnowledge, understanding and experience of leading CQC compliance
  • oSignificant experience of staff management, including the setting of objectives, team and individual appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary issues.
  • oEvidence of report writing and presentation skills, to include board reporting and formal presentations.
  • oDeveloping and implementing strategic plans for nursing
  • oExperience of working and influencing professional nursing at regional and national level
  • oExperience of critical thinking, research and innovation

Skills & Attributes


  • oProven leadership skills, ability to set out a clear vision and persuade others of the benefit and requirement of the plan for the future.
  • oAbility to analyse and interpret complex data to lead improvements in patient care.
  • oCompassionate leadership and collaborative approach
  • oBusiness focused
  • oExcellent communication skills.
  • oExperience of dealing with complex issues across an organisation.
  • oAbility to work proactively and cooperatively with senior management and clinical staff, including at times of uncertainty.

Personal Attributes


  • oCommitment to self-development with ability to demonstrate in depth knowledge of key policies and themes in the healthcare provision in the UK.
  • oAn ability and interest in coaching staff to improve performance
  • oCommitment to promote equality and diversity in the workplace and in service delivery and development.
  • oAble to meet the travel requirements of the post
  • oExemplary personal standards of conduct and meets the requirements of the fit and proper person test
  • oIntegrity and a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital / University Hospital of North Tees / University Hospital of Hartlepool

Teesside and North Yorkshire


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