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Assistant Divisional Nurse Director

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced nurse leader keen to influence the future delivery of safe, effective and compassionate care and progress your career to the next level? If so, we want to hear from you...

We are seeking an Assistant Divisional Nursing Director to come and join our compassionate senior leadership team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be supported in your role by the Divisional Nurse Director to achieve your ambitions and excel as a leader.

The post offers a unique development opportunity for a future Divisional Nurse Director to gain experiencing managing an exceptional team.

We are a dedicated team, with an inspiring vision, investing in the development of our future leadership team to support the ongoing development of our services.

Please make contact if you would like to hear more...

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will be a visible and credible clinical leader, promoting compassionate leadership within your areas of responsibility whilst engaging your teams to improve standards of care.

The post holder will deputise for the Divisional Nurse Director when required and support the delivery of the services to achieve consistency of practice, high standards of care and innovation with a strong patient safety focus.

They will work in conjunction with the Divisional Nurse Director and wider Divisional Management Team to ensure the delivery and achievement of the Acute Adult Care Divisional objectives and contribute to the on-going development of the services.

The post holder will:
  • Support the Divisional Nurse Director to champion the delivery of excellent care providing compassionate leadership, and retaining a focus on engagement and co-production within the services.
  • Provide effective leadership within designated areas of responsibility promoting the highest standards of safe, high quality care and an effective learning environment for all staff.
  • Act as a key member of the Divisional Management Team contributing fully to the development delivery and achievement of all Divisional and speciality objectives.
  • Deputise for the Divisional Nurse Director as required.
  • Participate in a Senior Managers on-call rota tier 1.

About us

Here at Bolton our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of Care and are guided by our trust Values. We are proud that our Trust has been rated as Good by the Quality Care Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients. It is also supported by our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Framework for Professional Practice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for the main responsibilities for the role, alternative please see contact details below:

Person Specification



  • oExtensive recent operational experience as clinical manager level / Band 8a including budgetary control and clinical leadership
  • o Experience of leading and delivering programmes of improvement within a nursing setting including role design
  • oIn depth knowledge of governance and risk management
  • oExperience of line management of a group of clinical areas



  • oEvidence of recent continuous professional development
  • oRegistered Nurse/Midwife
  • oLeadership development
  • oMaster's degree or equivalent in health related subject


  • oFormal management qualification

Skills and Abilities


  • Experience of change management
  • oExperience of managing difficult and sensitive situations with tact, diplomacy and professionalism

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bolton Hospital



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