Deputy Charge Nurse

Ayrshire and Arran
£27,635 - £37,010 per annum (pro rata)
03 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Nursing Field
Community Care

Working together for the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire & Arran

NHS Ayrshire & Arran: Arran War Memorial Hospital

Deputy Charge Nurse

Band 6: £27,635 - £37,010 per annum (pro rata)

In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. The post holder is required to work collaboratively in a safe, caring and respectful way.

The Isle of Arran is the 7th largest island in Scotland and is often described as 'Scotland in Miniature' due to its mountainous north and rolling lowlands to the south of the island. Arran is separated from mainland Ayrshire by an hour long ferry crossing from Ardrossan to Brodick, and in summer, by a shorter ferry from Kintyre to Lochranza. Although located off the west coast of Scotland you can still travel by public transport to Glasgow in two hours. Arran's stable population is approximately 5000 which increases 4 fold during the summer months. As well as having stunning scenery the island offers a wide range of outdoor activities and experiences.

Dynamic and forward thinking, Arran has a range of health and social care provision including a 12 bedded hospital providing care to a diverse patient population on an inpatient and outpatient basis, including Accident and Emergency services, day therapies and outpatient clinics. Patient care services are provided by a wide range of clinicians from both Primary, Community and Social Care settings and plans for integrating our teams and providing integrated care are expanding and developing quickly on the island.

As a Deputy Charge Nurse you will have responsibility for the day to day running and management of the community nursing team. As a Registered Nurse with a Specialist Practitioner qualification in District Nursing or willing to undertake Specialist Practitioner Qualification (subject to interview by University West of Scotland) you will have a wide experience of working within the community setting as part of an Integrated Health and Social Care Team.  Excellent communication skills are essential as is the ability to take a flexible approach to the role given the challenges of working in a remote and rural island environment.

A driving licence is essential.

Please quote reference number on enquiry: Post Reference: N/918/18

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.

Informal enquiries to Ailsa Weir, Senior Charge Nurse on 01770 600777.

Closing Date: 26 April 2019.

An application for this post can be completed online at

Alternatively, to request an application form please contact the Department of O&HRD, University Hospital Crosshouse, Tel 01563 825725 or e-mail HRNursing&