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Divisional Director of Nursing

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Opportunity: Divisional Director of Nursing

Are you an experienced leader driven by a desire to enhance healthcare delivery? Join our dynamic team in the Division of Medicine as a Divisional Director of Nursing and contribute significantly to the future of patient care.

About Us: We are a prominent healthcare organization dedicated to delivering exceptional care to our patients. Our Division of Medicine focuses on providing high-quality, patient-centered services across various medical specialties. As the Divisional Director of Nursing, you will lead and motivate our nursing and support staff, ensuring the highest standards of care and safety. You'll collaborate closely with the Divisional Clinical Director and General Manager to foster a robust quality and patient safety culture.

If you're ready to lead the charge in delivering exceptional care and driving positive change in healthcare, apply now for the role of Divisional Director of Nursing. Join us in our mission to provide exceptional care to our patients and make a difference in healthcare delivery.

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


  • Demonstrates current knowledge of professional and national nursing priorities and agenda
  • Good understanding of NHS policy and reforms around health and social care
  • Demonstrates current knowledge of NHS economic environment commercial challenges and opportunities faced by an NHS Foundation Trust
  • Is able to demonstrate awareness and understanding of contemporary professional and educational nursing issues and NHS Policy issues
  • A broad understanding of the network of healthcare provision


  • General Management Experience within an acute provider
  • Able to articulate the new NHS system and strategic direction



  • Registered General Nurse (First Level)
  • Evidence of study at Degree/Master's level or equivalent
  • Management qualification
  • Teaching Qualification


  • Coaching qualification
  • Master's degree or postgraduate diploma

Further Training


  • Leadership and Management Training
  • Evidence of Continuous professional and personal development

Skills and Experience


  • Broad clinical experience in an acute provider setting
  • Demonstrates leadership in quality improvement and patient safety across a number of acute care areas
  • Demonstrates effective Nursing Management/Leadership at senior level
  • Ability to influence colleagues at a range of levels internally and externally
  • Demonstrates experience of negotiating and presenting cohesive solutions to complex issues
  • Effective performance and resource management skills
  • Effectively implementing and leading change in a complex organisation
  • Proven track record as a leader, and professional role model
  • Clinical Governance, complaints handling and clinical risk management experience


  • Experience in working within an NHS Foundation Trust
  • A clear commitment to career progression
  • Experience of talent management
  • Publications
  • Conference presentations
  • Cross-organisational working
  • Effectively implementing and managing large scale change in a complex organisation

Contractual Requirements


  • To work flexibly to the requirements of the post
  • Participation in on-call
  • Full Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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