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Deputy Head of Nursing, Long Term Care

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£59,857 to £69,553 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Head of Nursing for Long Term Care within Primary Care, Community and Therapies Service Group (PCTSG).

Leading the service, accountability for governance arrangements, quality of service provision and improvement will be key priorities of this position.

The successful candidate would need to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders, and represent the service not only within Primary Community Care and Swansea Bay University Health Board but at key national Nursing meetings, as appropriate.

The role will require the ability to make decisions and progress the work programme for Nursing Services with in PCTSG which will involve working closely with the Senior Nursing colleagues to facilitate, support and enable change.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will direct, lead and motivate nursing staff to ensure a high standard of professionalism, efficient and effective service delivery.

In addition the individual will need to work within policy and professional guidelines, interpreting these to inform local policy and development and to improve practice. Provide professional advice to a range of clinicians, managers and staff in overseeing the provision of high quality, person centred care.

Eligible candidates will also require the following skills, knowledge & experience

Demonstrable experience in leadership & management

Knowledge & understanding of the strategic direction for Primary Care

Excellent knowledge and understanding of Community Nursing,

Demonstrable experience of leading, influencing and implementing strategic change,

Experience in business development and strategic transformation

Knowledge of the NHS Funded Nursing Care and NHS Continuing Healthcare Policy and Framework

Experience of the Care Home Sector/Governance/Regulation processes

A broad understanding of Care Home Contracting, Commissioning and performance monitoring

Detailed understanding of providing a Supervisory Body Function of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard's.

Experience in implementing the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act for an organisation

Experience of administering the Retrospective Claims process

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached documents for a full overview of the job description and person specification for this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Level 1 (Active NMC Registration)
  • Recognised management qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Adults/Children including the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Knowledge of quality improvement methodologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of current policy and issues in professional practice, compliance, standards and the wider NHS
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Strategic Programme for Primary and Community Nursing


  • Improving Quality Together - Silver IQT



  • Experience of clinical leadership at a senior management level.
  • Financial management experience including evidence of delivery within budgets and time scales.
  • Direct experience of major service and organisation change.
  • Proven track record in practice development
  • Experience of leading and managing service development and evidence of achieving improvement.

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Baglan Way

Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

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