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Group Nurse Director

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£113,266 to £117,973 per annum
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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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. The post has become available due to the current post holder retiring.

We provide Mental Health Services, Substance Misuse and Learning Disabilities Services andare looking for an inspirational nurse leader who...

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 Mental Health & Learning Disabilities services and the wider Health Board.

Extensive knowledge of complex and Mental Health & Learning Disabilities services including staff management/financial management and change management, as well as sound knowledge of Public involvement.

Please see the attached advert poster for full details.

Main duties of the job

A member of the Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Service Group triumvirate, reporting to the Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Service Group Director.

Contribute to and implement the Health Boards strategic objectives and be the 'go-to' lead for professional Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Nursing.

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 also work in tandem on the delivery of constitutional standards of clinical safety and quality. The role has professional accountability for the workforce, service delivery, clinical quality and safety and the implementation of the Health Boards Nursing strategy.

Ensuring that all clinical activity for Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Services 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse. Active NMC Registration part 1 as RMN or RNLD Or RGN with experience of managing and leading a Mental Health and/or Learning Disabilities Service
  • First level degree
  • Educated to masters level qualification or equivalent relevant experience or evidence of post registration masters level study
  • 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
  • Significant knowledge, of acute service provisions and understanding and clinical acumen around the nursing agenda.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide strategic nursing advice in the field of Mental Health or Learning Disabilities
  • In depth understanding of the NHS agenda
  • An understanding of the complexity of service delivery in a large organisation
  • Knowledge of performance management systems
  • Understanding of strategic planning
  • Possess Knowledge of Safeguarding Adults/Children and be fully familiar with all appropriate Mental Health Legislation and Strategy i.e. The Mental Health Act (1983) amended (2007), the Mental Health (Wales) Measure (2010), and all relevant Codes of Practice for Wales
  • Familiar with the expectation for implementation of the recommendations from Strengthening The Commitments: The UK Programme on Modernising Learning Disabilities Nursing.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of achieving the professional regulatory requirements as set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Extensive experience of working with clinicians and multi professional teams in achieving service improvement
  • Track record of working at a senior level within a large, complex organisation
  • Experience of performance management and monitoring skills
  • 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


  • Management qualification or relevant professional/managerial development courses
  • Public speaking and engagement experience
  • Ability to speak Welsh

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: oempower others olead through change oinfluence strategically odemonstrate patience and empathy ovalue everybody's contribution odemonstrate 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.
  • Organisation and Planning: ability to cope with effectively managing and organising a wide range of complex services throughout the delivery Service Group ensuring clear and unequivocal focus on quality and safety.
  • Problem Solving: evidence of an enquiring and critical approach to solving work problems. Ability to analyse highly complex facts and use judgement in situations where there is no precedent and creative and original thinking is required.
  • Information Technology: IT skills & experience in the use of software


  • European Computer Driving License

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Cefn Coed Hospital, Management Centre

Bryn Derwen, Cockett



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