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Chief Nurse Clinical Fellow - Safe Staffing

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS FT is proud to release the Chief Nurse Clinical Fellow for Safe Staffing post, which will be an exciting opportunity. The successful post holder will work collaboratively with the Associate Director of Nursing to strengthen the safe staffing position for the Trust, and to roll out and embed the Safe Care bundle.

The post holder will undertake regular audits and using their experience and knowledge interpret the data analysis, to inform safe staffing.

The post holder will be a registrant with the NMC or the HCPC, and have a current registration.

The post holder will communicate effectively and support the Associate Director of Nursing in ensuring clear and concise information is provided.

The post holder will deputise for the Associate Director of Nursing as required, and support the Associate Director of Nursing with the information and data required to support all Board papers.

The post holder will support the Ward Sisters/ Charge Nurses with the SNCT audits to ensure that there is compliance across the trust. Based on the audits of these audits support the Ward Sisters/ Charge Nurses with the development of their action plans.

Main duties of the job

To understand this role in more detail, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journals Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated Kings Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand this role in more detail, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, Midwife or AHP
  • First Degree (Health related subject)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Additional professional/management qualifications
  • Masters level qualification



  • Evidence of participating in organisational change that has led to changes in quality
  • Proven track record in leadership and management
  • Evidence of leading Trust wide projects


  • Experience of working towards Care Quality Commission and the National Health Service Litigation Authority standards
  • Complaints Management
  • Managerial experience at band 7 in the NHS
  • Experience of supporting the implementation of the national Maternity Transformation agenda as outlined in Better Births (2016)
  • Experience of developing, implementing, delivering and evaluating education programmes

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Project/change management experience
  • Excellent standard of report writing and action planning
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Has natural authority and gains respect of others
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to contribute effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to negotiate and influence
  • Ability to manage and promote change
  • High level analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good IT skills


  • Sound general management experience - budget management skills, business case preparation, staff management



  • Good working knowledge of contemporary health care issues and professional standards
  • Understanding of the complex dynamics of a multi-professional environment.


  • Experience in education and professional development.

Personal Attributes


  • Individual credibility
  • Influencing skills
  • Team player
  • Stamina and Drive

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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