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Collaborative Lead Nurse CYP (Women and Children) *Internal Only*

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £81,138 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details


Band 8b - 8c developmental post for 6 months fixed-term,

The post could be made permanent depending on competencies. We welcome applications from those at Band 8a/8b level looking to develop their career further. If development opportunity was required we would envisage period of 4-6 months development. Secondment opportunities would be welcomed

Are you an experienced & dedicated nurse leader looking for an opportunity to make an impact on healthcare services? We are seeking an exceptional Collaborative Lead Nurse to join our NHS Trust located in the breathtaking surroundings of the Lake District.

This post is a great opportunity to join a fantastic team, leading CYP services across the Trust & the County. As Collaborative Lead Nurse you will be a key part of the Triumvirate, leading the Quality Assurance & Improvement programme delivering & improving the quality & safety of services within the Collaborative.

The services within the portfolio include:
  • Community Paediatrics
  • Acute Paediatrics
  • SCBU
  • School Immunisations service & CHIS
  • Strengthening Families
  • Specialist services including CCN

You will hold a strategic & operational leadership position, responsible in conjunction with the Collaborative Chair and General Manager for managing all patient services within the Collaborative.

Main duties of the job

You will be a member of the Senior Nursing and Leadership team. Providing strategic, operational and professional leadership for Lead Matrons, Matrons, ward sisters, team leaders, and nursing staff for the services they deliver, acting as a point of contact and/or advice & expertise on professional issues.
  • Provide strategic direction, operational & professional leadership ensuring the nursing contribution to delivery of quality patient care.
  • Lead on service modernisation, nursing workforce & workload planning, nursing & HCA education, research, training & development & quality of Nursinginterventions in relation to professional standards & health care governance
  • Provide expertise & advice to the Collaborative team in relation to nursing issues
  • In the spirit of collaborative, multidisciplinary and multiagency working ensure close collaboration with key stakeholders such as General Managers, service managers, AHP Professional Heads of Services, Associate Director of Midwifery, Clinical Directors in the development and delivery of quality patient care.
  • Provide support & professional leadership to the Trust quality improvement agenda
  • Be responsible for co-ordinating & implementing research & development (R& D) programmes/activity in the Collaborative

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • lease ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Degree or higher education qualification
  • Masters or other post graduate qualification or substantive relevant experience in a senior nursing role.
  • Registered with the NMC with significant post qualification experience in Services for children and young people.
  • Evidence of significant experience and training in professional leadership e.g. management, coaching, mentoring



  • Has senior level experience with contribution and delivery of organisational change programmes including effective staff engagement
  • Can evidence previous experience of working within a complex and challenging healthcare environment and of delivering operational targets and strategic deliverables at a senior level
  • Experience of working within the wider children and young people's system and meeting requirements of national programmes of work
  • Significant experience of leading and managing a range of healthcare professionals including delivery of targets
  • Experience of budgetary management and delivery of cost reduction programmes
  • Experience of SI review process


  • Experience of effective collaboration with leaders of other health and care disciplines.



  • Up to date knowledge of relevant national health care policy impacting on health service delivery and priorities
  • Knowledge, understanding and practical application experience of change management and leadership models
  • Knowledge and understanding of key priorities and policy direction for Children's and Young People's services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local demographics, population trends, workforce supply and demand issues impacting on AHP service delivery

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Evidence of working across professional boundaries.
  • Evidence of effective partnership working across a health and care economy.
  • Evidence of managing a large complex budget effectively and reducing costs.
  • Ability to provide professional leadership with a proven record of change management and staff engagement.
  • Has strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to challenge traditional approaches Resilience coping with adversity and ambiguity
  • Able to communicate complex information to diverse audiences

Personal Circumstances


  • Evidence continuing professional development

Other Requirements


  • Ability to travel independently within Cumbria
  • Flexibility over working hours.
  • Participation in on call arrangement of shift system on site which is associated with this role in order to fulfil the requirements of the service and also the wider Trust.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary



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