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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/01/2020.

Deputy Head of Nursing/Professional Lead

Job Reference: 358-2142080-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Head of Nursing/Professional Lead
University Hospital of Leicester, Leicester
£52,306 - £60,983

We are one of the largest and busiest acute teaching Trusts in England with a team of approximately 15,000 dedicated employees. Our patients are at the centre of everything we do and we are constantly striving to improve the care they receive, through looking at the ways we work and ensuring our staff are highly trained. We serve the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area.

Wherever employees work at whatever level, they are valued and contribute to the Trust’s purpose of delivering ‘Becoming the Best.

Our Trust Values are:

  1. We treat people how we would like to be treated
  2. We do what we say we are going to do
  3. We focus on what matters most
  4. We are one team and we are best when we work together
  5. We are passionate and creative in our work

The Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group (CSI CMG) is the largest CMG in the Trust with a work force of over 2,400 staff members and a budget of £113m per annum. The CSI CMG is made up eight distinct services: Imaging, Medical Physics, Pharmacy, Dietetics and Nutrition, Breast Imaging, Therapies, Pathology and our Booking Centre, Outpatients, Medical Records and Phlebotomy (BOMP).


As a qualified nurse or registered healthcare professional you will be a highly visible presence accountable to the Head of Nursing and CMG Clinical Director. Your focus will be to ensure the provision of high quality, evidence based, responsive services that hold the needs of the patient at the centre of care delivery.

Duties also include:

  • Supporting the Head of Nursing in the delivery of the quality, safety and risk agendas across the CMG
  • Being the voice for all non-medical professional groups at a CMG Executive Level
  • Leading on developments and innovation in nursing and practice standards
  • Leading on developing standards using governance frameworks for patient and public involvement, triangulation of patient feedback, audit, education, policies and guidelines, safeguarding and infection prevention
  • Working within the financial framework while leading the continual review of standards in clinical practice

As a core member of the CMG Executive, you will lead on the achievement of strategic plans and projects whilst ensuring that the CMG meets agreed targets within the available resources.

You will need to be an inspiring and motivated nurse or registered healthcare professional, committed to the delivery of high standards of compassionate care and with the ability to challenge and influence practice. You will be a champion of the registered and alternative professions and challenge the status quo of healthcare delivery.

You will need to have experience of leading services as well as a proven track record putting safety, quality and patient experience at the heart of all you do.

If you have the drive, ambition and passion to make a difference then we would welcome your application.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Lisa Lane on 07983 387805 or via

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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