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Network Director of Nursing & Quality

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Bamber Bridge
Depending on experience Salary to be discussed
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Locality Network Director of Nursing & Quality - Central & West

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) is the major health and wellbeing provider for a population of 1.7 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria. We are proud to provide a wide range of mental health and learning disability services as well as physical health services in the community, including community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services. We employ over 7,000 members of staff operating in more than 400 sites with an annual budget of over �350 million. Our core values represent what we as an organisation, and the individuals who make up that organisation, are about. It is our aim that everything we do fits in with, and reinforces, these values: we are always learning, we are respectful, we are kind, and we are a team.

We are on an exciting journey of improvement, with significant investment being made in mental health and learning disability services and a new leadership structure aligned to our systems' ICPs. We are committed to leading the integration of physical health, mental health, and social care services locally to deliver improved population health and tackle health inequalities.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an innovative Trust and be at the forefront of mental health and community innovation. Reporting to the Chief Nurse Officer, our Network Director of Nursing & Quality will ensure high quality care is delivered within the Network services by providing professional leadership to the Network nursing workforce and supporting the professional leadership of AHPs, Psychologists and Social Workers (SWs). You will play a pivotal role in ensuring the clinical staff have the knowledge, capability, systems and support to embed lessons learned in practice for the improvement of patient care and promote a culture of learning and openness. Working as part of a triumvirate, this post is one of three key leaders with management, medical and nursing expertise who will be working together to provide senior strategic, visible, clinical and professional leadership across the locality.

We are looking for collaborative, driven and adaptable leaders with a strong ability to influence the strategic direction for our services. We are seeking a motivated and influential leader who is partnership led and who has significant experience engaging with stakeholders of all levels.

In return, you could be part of an upward journey, in which there is both permission and support to be innovative, in order to ensure the Trust develops excellent Locality services.

About us

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In recruiting to our Trust, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We especially welcome applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage, LGBTQ+ communities, and from people with lived experience of disability.

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the Job Description and Person Specification for more information about this role.

If you would like a further discussion on the role, in the first instance please contact our Chief Nurse Officer Oliver Soriano via email or via telephone on 01772 695314

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Mental Health, Learning Disabilities or General
  • First Degree (Health subject)
  • Educated to relevant masters degree or prepared to study towards masters with demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Extensive knowledge and expertise across a number of areas e.g. clinical, personnel, finance
  • Political awareness of and sensitiveness to the interactions and interdependencies between the NHS and non-NHS organisations



  • Excellent standard of report writing and action planning in relation to complex issues
  • Ability to communicate complex issues at all levels
  • Able to achieve coherence between the Trust service and financial strategies



  • Extensive managerial experience at a senior level in the NHS
  • Significant professional leadership, especially professional development, clinical governance and supervision
  • Experience of working in partnership with the public and independent sector

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust



St Aidans Road

Bamber Bridge


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