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Deputy Department Leader

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Deputy Department Leader to provide essential support to the Department Leader and relevant personnel in delivering high standards of holistic child and family-centered care at King's Mill Hospital. As Deputy Department Leader, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the provision of top-tier care through individualized assessments of each child and fostering a culture of family-centered care.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the advancement of children's healthcare services in a supportive and collaborative environment. Join us in making a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Main duties of the job

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification

Knowledge Requirements


  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Enthusiastic, receptive
  • Ability to work under fluctuating workloads
  • Ability to demonstrate the required behaviour in keeping with Trust Values



  • First level registered children nurse
  • Teaching qualification


  • Working toward leadership qualification or equivalent.
  • NVQ 3 assessor/ Mentor
  • Teaching Qualification
  • ECDL

Further Training


  • Mandatory update
  • PILS
  • Venepuncture


  • Appraisal Trained
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Sickness absence
  • Appraisal
  • Knowledge of the importance of Clinical Supervision



  • Significant Post Registration Experience
  • Flexible with diversity of role
  • Deputises for Department Leader for outpatients in their absence


  • Evidence of management experience

Contractual Requirements


  • Continued professional development
  • Demonstrate professionalism and patient advocacy
  • Ability to work flexibly within working hours of department which may include weekends

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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