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Deputy Chief Nurse - Children's and Community Services

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£91,317 to £104,122 a year p.a. incl. (2% for on call commitment)
Closing date
27 May 2024
We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and highly collaborative Senior Nurse to take up the post of Deputy Chief Nurse for the Children's and Community Services Division.

We are looking for an inspiring and high performing Senior Nurse who is committed to improving our patients experience, clinical outcomes and safety, and can work effectively in a triumvirate structure with operational and medical leaders. The successful candidate will have a passion and vision for developing services, supporting staff and driving change.

The role will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality nursing care, workforce planning and the development of career pathways within the Children's and Community Services including:

Starlight Ward

Children's Community Nursing

Looked After Children's Nursing

School-based Health Service

Enhanced Health Visiting Service

Adult Community Nursing

Sexual Health Services

Main duties of the job

The division encompasses acute paediatrics, childrens' community services and adult community services.

You will be expected to help drive change, empower and motivate all levels of nurses to provide excellent patient care and experience across our wide range of services.

We are looking for an individual who is resilient and ambitious with a wealth of experience. You must be innovative, energetic and compassionate with a can do attitude with proven leadership skills.

Working collaboratively with the division and other senior nurses across the trust, you will be committed to demonstrating and role modelling the values and behaviours that are at the core of Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Outstanding communication, negotiation and influencing skills will be imperative to your success.

You will also have corporate responsibilities as part of your portfolio to support the Chief Nurse.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder forms part of the triumvirate working with the Associate Medical Director and Divisional Operations Director setting the strategic focus whilst supporting teams to successfully deliver the operational portfolio. Their primary focus will be to ensure improvements in patient outcomes, patient safety, patient experience, and effectiveness of care.

Through strong leadership and change management skills they will develop, implement, and evaluate innovative models of care delivery that meet the needs of service users, the Integrated Care System and regulators.

The Deputy Chief Nurse will work with the Chief Nurse to deliver high quality and responsive nursing services. The role will lead on the operational elements of the nursing service as well as maintaining high standards of nursing care.

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 on this page

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

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Leadership programme
  • Educated to masters / doctorate level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • Root cause analysis training



  • risk management and learning from incidents
  • Staff and team development



  • senior leadership experience


  • Paediatric nursing leadership roles

Skills and abilities


  • Evidence of improving services
  • Able to influence and manage major change across an organisation
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams
  • Manage budgets
  • Policy development/reviews

Other Requirements


  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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