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Divisional Director of Quality and Nursing - Medicine - Band 8d

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an inspiring, dynamic and authentic nursing leader with an ambitious approach to facilitating delivery of the very best patient experience and clinical outcomes to join the Medical Division at GHFT. This is a permanent opportunity responsible for transforming the way we think act and deliver services for the Medical Division.

The Divisional Director of Quality and Nursing will be an integral member of the Divisional leadership Team working alongside the Divisional Director of Operations and Chief of Service, who support the implementation of service improvement, delivery, and development plans, together with plans for on-site developments. There will be a strong emphasis on the need to develop a culture of performance management and delivery as a foundation for excellent organisational performance. Working closely with members of the divisional team and associated clinical staff in developing effective multi-disciplinary services they will help manage and co-ordinate the delivery of agreed performance indicators in relation to clinical outcomes, clinical efficiency and service line reporting.

The Divisional Director of Quality and Nursing will be responsible to the Chief of Service and professionally accountable to the Director of Quality and Chief Nurse.

Main duties of the job

Lead, inspire and develop the nursing workforce within the Division to deliver high quality, patient centered nursing care that meets the needs of the patient using highly specialist knowledge.

Responsible for the line management and professional standards of nursing within the division.

Along with the Chief of Service, Director of Operations will have shared accountability for the operational performance and strategic development of their Division.

Deliver visible leadership to nursing and care staff within the division in order to constantly improve the quality of nursing practice delivered to patients.

The post holder will ensure the Division has a comprehensive and progressive quality strategy and sufficiently robust systems of internal control in place, ensuring that the Trust consistently delivers on its vision.

Provide strategic nursing leadership in order to consistently develop high quality, safe and cost-effective nursing services for patients, the post holder is responsible for clinical risk and quality governance within the division and provides professional leadership to all staff within the division including developing the clinical leadership capability.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Through experience we know that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes and improves staff experience.

As a Trust we are fully supportive of the NHS Model Employer ethos committed to ensuring that Ethnic Minority representation, at senior management level & beyond matches that across the NHS workforce. Applications are irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances and have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For Job description and person specification please see the attached documentation.

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Interview date TBC

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (NMC register)
  • United Kingdom recognised Degree in Nursing
  • Masters Level Study
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of professional portfolio and registration revalidation



  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment


  • Previous experience in a relevant speciality
  • Experience of nursing ward accreditation programmes and ANCC's Pathway to Excellence



  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
  • Personally resilient and able to manage complexity and work in an ambiguous or changing environment.
  • Excellent presentational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with team, senior nurses, Specialty and Divisional Triumvirate
  • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient care.
  • Acts as a role model, lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice.
  • Able to supervise non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective service and care delivery.
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence nursing practice relating to area of clinical practice, management, education and research.
  • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge nursing practice in a constructive way so that standards of patient care are continually evaluated and improved.
  • Tenacity to pursue goals energetically and succeed despite resistance
  • Strong, professional leadership qualities, assertive and self-confident individual
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate all staff within sphere of responsibility
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative and prioritise workload



  • Enthusiastic and self-aware
  • Creative and Flexible
  • Resilient under pressure
  • Team focused
  • Reliable, Adaptable and Dependable

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital & Cheltenham General Hospital



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