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Lead Nurse Respond Service

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Lead Nurse to work in Respond: Integrated care service for asylum seeking families in North Central London (NCL)

There has been a significant increase in the number of asylum seeking families placed in NCL over the last few years. These families are highly vulnerable and have limited access to healthcare systems. We have developed a comprehensive integrated care package, addressing the physical, mental, dental, sexual and social needs of refugee families in NCL. This includes screening, diagnosis, treatment, health education and promotion. This service will be delivered in a variety of locations across NCL. The base site will be at UCLH.

The RESPOND team is a small multi-disciplinary team that was set up in 2021. This project has progressed and changed rapidly with the changing needs of the service and is currently transitioning into a sustainable service.

The team strives to provide inclusion health for asylum seeking families in NCL.

This role provides an opportunity to further develop the service and enhance the service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide managerial and professional leadership to the nursing team, within the Respond service at UCLH.

The post holder will ensure that the commissioned and contracted service is delivered to a high standard and work with the wider Multidisciplinary team to ensure engagement with Inclusion health agendas both internally and externally.

The post holder will ensure that the resource is effectively managed to provide an inclusion health service of excellence.

The post holder will take a lead role in developing the services strategic direction and policy framework, ensuring that the department contributes significantly to the achievement of Trusts and commissioned objectives and that governance arrangements are implemented and maintained.

The post holder will ensure that patient/client care is delivered and documented to a high standard.

The post holder will take an active leadership role in the running of the RESPOND service, day to day operational management of the service, financial and operational performance and take the lead on additional specific projects across the service and the wider Trust as required.

This 8a Lead Nurse role will be responsible for the daily and operational running of the Respond service and for the line management of the nursing team.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological,gastrointestinaland oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclearmedicineand pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more informationregardingthe main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and bea part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recentNHS staff surveyUCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second yearrunning!University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register
  • Honours degree (Level 3/ FHEQ Level 6)


  • MSc
  • Recognised Leadership course



  • Operational management experience in acute hospital or community setting
  • Familiarity with basic IT applications


  • Teaching



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates understanding of good practice in customer care

Personal and People Development


  • Able to manage time effectively

Skills and Abilities


  • Promotes, monitors and maintains best practice in health, safety and security

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospital

235 Euston Road



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