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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2021.

Head of Nursing - Mental Health Services

Job Reference: 453-21-3124709

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
New Mill, Saltaire, Bradford
£63,751 - £73,664 per annum

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

The Trust’s purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:- We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people’s views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Head of Nursing Mental Health

West Yorkshire; 8C AfC


Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is a leading provider of mental and physical healthcare services, and specialist learning disability services predominantly delivered in the community. We are an award-winning organisation employing over 3,000 staff with an annual income of circa £138 million. Our population is one of the most multicultural and vibrant in Britain with over 100 languages. In Craven district we serve one of the most sparsely populated areas in the UK and in contrast some of our inner-city localities are amongst the fastest growing and most deprived in the country reflected in a higher than average demand for health services and reduced life expectancy.

We aim to provide best quality care, when and where our community needs it. Using BDCFT Care Trust Way , our Quality Improvement methodology, you will be leading and supporting our teams at this challenging and dynamic period of change in the delivery of health and social care. We are seeking a Head of Nursing, Mental Health to join our Nursing and Quality Team. As Head of Nursing, Mental Health , you will work closely with Deputy Director of Nursing and Professions, to lead quality, governance and provide professional leadership within our Mental Health Services.


We are seeking an exceptional individual who brings experience of operating at a senior level with a track record of systematically ensuring safe, high quality care, you will also be a champion for the service user experience and voice. If you share our values and will thrive in a high performing and progressive organisation, in an exciting environment then we would love to hear from you.

Shortlisting date: 24th May 2021
Interview date: 28th May 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Grainne Eloi, Deputy Director of Nursing, Professions and Care Standards / 07912 796843

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Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

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