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Deputy Group Nurse Director

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£84,825 to £97,822 Per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
SwanseaBayUniversityHealthBoard would like to invite applications for this exciting and challenging role in a team delivering compassionate and clinically excellent healthcare.

About us:

Morriston Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Wales with around 720 beds.

The hospital is the regional acute tertiary hospital for South West Wales, offering a range of specialist services, including trauma and orthopaedics, renal medicine, neurology, oral and maxillofacial surgery and it hosts the regional cleft lip and palate service for children and adults.

It offers one of two cardiac centres in Wales and is home to the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, including bariatric surgery (obesity service) for Wales. It also has a modern intensive care unit.

Morriston has one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E or ED) in Wales, and hosts the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service Cymru (EMRTS), otherwise known as the Flying Doctors.

It also provides acute medical beds and a wide range of surgical and urological services, children's wards and a children's high dependency unit. It has a full range of high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services, as well as outpatient services.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

A senior member of the Morriston Hospital Service Group, reporting to the Morriston Group Nurse Director.

Leadership is a key factor to the success of this role, modelling and reinforcing the Health Boards values. Providing strong nursing and managerial support.

You will be responsible for the implementation of the Quality and patient safety strategy, quality governance arrangements, compliance with CQC standards, the professional leadership of Nursing and AHPs, Safeguarding, Medicines Management and Infection Prevention and Control.

Supporting assurance around clinical activity, to ensure Morriston Hospital delivers the outcomes and standards that are expected and meets the necessary performance and activity levels.

You will also support and develop your team, creating an environment where all professionals embrace improvement as an essential element of healthcare. You will demonstrate this through your efficient and positive response when change is needed, re-evaluating decisions in light of new data.

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.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for

An inspirational nurse leader, who embraces values-based care, and who is committed to putting the patient first.

Highly motivated with an engaging style and a passion for service improvement.

Track record of leading and managing a service with a commitment to investing time and energy into the Hospital/Service Group and the wider Health Board.

Has proven strategic leadership and up-to-date expertise in clinical quality governance and quality improvement.

Extensive knowledge of complex and acute services including staff management and change management.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Professionally registered as a nurse with current NMC registration.
  • Educated to masters level or suitable equivalent post graduate management training/qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of ongoing development and education
  • Leadership and / or Management qualification.
  • Extensive knowledge over a range of disciplines e.g. Clinical Research, HR, Finance and Governance underpinned by specialist courses or equivalent experience. This level of knowledge would have been obtained over a significant period of senior management posts held within an NHS organisation.
  • An understanding of the complexity of service delivery in a large organisation.
  • Understanding of strategic planning
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Adults/Children including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislative frameworks
  • Knowledge of service re-design and its impact/strategic direction for the organization. In-depth knowledge of legislation, national guidance, policies and procedures
  • Experience of working strategically across cross organisational boundaries and chairing multi-agency groups
  • Extensive experience of working with clinicians and multi professional teams in achieving service improvement across both inpatient and community services
  • Track record of working at a senior level within a large, complex organisation.
  • Experience of performance management and monitoring skills.
  • Extensive experience in effectively managing highly complex cases
  • Experience of managing complex budgets
  • Demonstrable experience of leading innovation in practice.
  • Experience of working with patients and the public to inform and develop health services.


  • IQT Silver
  • Recognised national project management qualification e.g. Prince 2
  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)
  • Public speaking and engagement.
  • Project and programme management
  • European Computer Driving License.

Aptitude and abilities


  • Team Working: ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-disciplinary basis with all levels of staff take time to listen, understand and involve people receptive to appropriate change.
  • Effective communication skills: ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, clinical staff and other agencies. Communicate openly and honestly and explain things clearly.
  • Empathy and sensitivity: ability to listen, understand and involve people see people as individuals and do the right thing for every person.
  • Leadership: ability to take responsibility and demonstrate leadership when appropriate. An understanding of and ability to demonstrate your ability to: ? empower others ? lead through change ? influence strategically ? demonstrate patience and empathy ? value everybody's contribution ? demonstrate innovation and highly complex problem solving abilities
  • Coping with pressure: highly resilient with the ability to work effectively under pressure and cope with setbacks ability to maintain composure and set high standards of behaviour when under pressure.
  • Service Improvement: ability and drive to use information and experience to improve the service ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances to improve patient care. Positive attitude, seek out learning, and continually develop our skills and services.
  • Problem Solving: evidence of an enquiring and critical approach to solving work problems. Ability to analyse highly complex facts and use judgement
  • Information Technology: IT skills & experience in the use of software & excellent presentational and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Car driver / ability to travel and work flexibly

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital




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