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Deputy Director of Nursing

Rotherham Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Deputy Director of Nursing
Job Reference: 376-CP-098
Band: 8d
Duration of post - Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and influential professional clinical leader to join our Trust in the role of Deputy Director of Nursing. Working alongside the Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, this role offers the opportunity for an experienced team player who can provide strong leadership to the clinical governance and professional leadership agenda across the organisation. This would therefore provide an excellent opportunity for a senior nurse looking to strengthen and consolidate their existing experience, and in preparation for their first executive director role.

You will have proven strategic vision, excellent leadership skills, and strong record of success that will support our constant commitment to the delivery of safe, effective and high-quality services. This will include the ability to promote a strong focus on patient safety, a ‘just culture’, and the use of quality improvement to ensure sustainable results. The successful candidate will hold a portfolio of key responsibilities including infection prevention and control, safeguarding and patient experience. Engaging, attracting and retaining the nursing workforce are also a critical part of the role and you will have responsibility for enacting the refreshed Nursing and Allied Health Professional Strategy in partnership with the Director of Allied Health Professional across the Trust.

This role is also a very external facing component working with our commissioners and regulators to provide the necessary assurance required, and also working with our health and social care partners in order to respond to the needs of our communities. Experience in working with key stakeholders is therefore also important for the role.

As an employer we will provide full support to fulfil this role, ongoing professional and personal development and an environment that supports the post holder to progress their career.

The post is full time (37.5 hours per week) and requires flexibility in terms of working hours.

Further information

For further details about this role, please contact:

Tracey Wrench – Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals/Deputy Chief Executive 01302 796696 or

Please be aware that if you are successful in your application for this position – Interviews are scheduled to take place 20 October 2021.

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and Care Act 2014.

We are committed to recruiting candidates who share the commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment and periodically during their employment

DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS clearance.

Safeguarding Policies for the Trust can be accessed via the document links.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community in order to maintain a workforce as diverse as the population it serves.

The first 6 months of employment with the Trust will be a probationary period which may be extended by the Trust for a further 6 months. 

For further information and to apply please click the apply button below.

 Closing Date: 11 October 2021

Deputy Director of Nursing

Rotherham Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Rotherham, UK
Doncaster, UK
Stallingborough, Grimsby, UK
£78,192 to £90,387 pa

Published on 15 Sep 2021

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