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Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Senior Nurse to support the Division of Surgery in a developmental role of Deputy Head of Nursing. The candidate will be committed to lead on the delivery of high quality patient care and service innovation, as well as developing nursing teams who are skilled and confident for the future in the Division of Surgery Anaesthetics and Cancer. The individual will be supported through a 12 month developmental programme within the role and offered opportunities to enhance their experience and exposure to the Deputy role.

The Division is led by the Divisional Medical Director, Divisional Director of Operations and Divisional Director of Nursing using the triumvirate model of leadership. The post holder will also work alongside another Deputy Head of Nursing who will lead on Theatres. The key services delivered by this Division are Emergency and Elective Surgery, Intensive Care, Ophthalmology and Oncology and Haematology.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an innovative and versatile leader who will support the Division through the many challenges and opportunities that are planned over the next few years including the Hospital Transformation Programme. Due to a previous promotion within the nursing leadership team this exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented individual with multiple skills overseeing and leading our elective and non-elective inpatient wards and larger departments within the Division across both the Shrewsbury and Telford sites.

Managing a team of Senior Nurses you will have the ability to demonstrate a compassionate approach to the care of patients and the public whilst possessing the ability to ensure robust clinical operational demands are met is a key requirement of the role. Alongside this you will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisation skills providing and delivering professional and operational leadership for Nursing within the Division. The Division is a fast paced, friendly and innovative Division offering you a fantastic opportunity to develop your senior nursing leadership journey in a supportive and welcoming team.

About us

The successful applicant will take a senior management role to deliver an innovative service across the Division. In this role, you will lead a committed team to deliver the service, support the Senior Nursing Team priorities and the wider Trust agenda. You will work collaboratively with the clinical leads while developing partnerships with the other divisions and our specialist nurses. You will have had demonstrable success in a senior role working as part of a multi-professional team, and bring strong leadership and management skills. You will be able to establish your credibility with colleagues and be a visible senior nurse to an ambitious and high performing team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Adult Nursing registered


  • Masters degree or equivalent experience
  • Management / leadership experience / qualification



  • Surgical experience


  • Operational experience

Skills and knowledge


  • Substantive experience


  • Leadership / Management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital



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