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Nursing & Midwifery Practice Education and Workforce Lead

Job Reference: 317-2020-20-016

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Workforce Management Support - RVI
Location:
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary:
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


A rare an exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented, ambitious and exemplary leader to become the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Education and Workforce Lead. This post is until June 2022 and is therefore an excellent opportunity for a candidate wanting to broaden their leadership portfolio on a fixed term or secondment basis.

This role is pivotal in the vision to have a local, national and international reputation for Nursing and Midwifery pre-registration education and workforce planning. The role involves engaging with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure training is of the highest possible standards, apprenticeship opportunities in nursing and midwifery are maximized and future workforce plans are designed and delivered in line with the Trust strategy.

The successful applicant will lead on the operational delivery of this agenda on behalf of the Chief Nurses Team as well as be a deputy for the Associate Director of Nursing across their operational and strategic portfolio. This includes recruitment, retention and safe and sustainable staffing as well as supporting site responsibilities.

An important aspect of the role is to coach and nurture talent and the ability to perform well on a 1:1 basis is imperative whilst also having the ability to lead with credibility and confidence on trust wide projects.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

Informal discussions with Ian Joy (Associate Director of Nursing) are recommended. To arrange, please contact Julie Laing at julie.laing5@nhs.net or 0191 2137187

 




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