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Care Group Nurse Director

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£99,891 to £114,949 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
New Care Group Nurse Director Roles!

Revamping delivery services and implementing a care group structure using a triumvirate leadership approach has created the opportunity for five new Care Group Nurse Director roles.

Our aim is to strengthen nurse leadership with a focus on quality, safety, and, most importantly, the patient and carer experience as we tackle challenges and work towards sustainable improvement.

Main duties of the job

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Nursing, AHPs and Quality, these roles offer the opportunity to influence, inspire, innovate, and enthuse at every layer of the organisation with clear expectations around visibility, presence, and direct work with clinical teams in your portfolio.

We seek clinically credible leaders who can lead with compassion and clarity, creating a culture of learning, improvement, engagement, and belonging. Candidates should have experience at Senior Nurse/Associate Director level with a proven track record of driving quality and safety improvements in complex environments.

Candidates must have significant experience within the portfolio area they are applying for. Applicants for high secure forensic services may not have high secure experience but must have experience in low or medium forensic services.

With a genuine commitment to equity, you will create conditions for people to develop, improve, and achieve while always being clear about the purpose, aims, and organisational aspirations.

The available posts are:

CGND - Community Health Services and Offender Health.CGND - Mental Health Inpatient and Crisis Services.CGND - Mental Health Community Services.CGND - Forensics - Medium and Low Secure Services.CGND - Forensics - High Secure Services (Rampton Hospital).

Please indicate the post you are applying for at the top of your supporting information.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Care Group Nurse Director will lead on the Quality, Governance and Compliance standards across the Care Group, in line with the standards agreed across Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT).

The Care Group Nurse Director is primarily responsible for supporting the provision of high-quality nursing and clinical care focusing on safety, effectiveness and experience agenda.

The post holder is an integral member of the Care group leadership team with professional accountability to the Nursing Directorate senior nursing team.

The Care group Nurse Director will be responsible for delivering visible leadership to nursing and care staff.

The post holder will have the responsibility for developing and delivering systems and processes that enables the consistent delivery of safe high quality professional nursing care.

For full details please see the job description.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration
  • Management
  • Additional Specialist Knowledge equivalent to post grad
  • Masters or extensive equivalent experience



  • QI Training

Contractual requirements


  • Driving licence



  • Extensive experience of working in a senior operational or nursing role.
  • Extensive experience within a Mental Health service or within Community health services
  • Extensive experience developing and leading strategic and operational plans across large and complex services.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Duncan Macmillan House

Porchester Road



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