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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/12/2021.

Band 9 Deputy Director of Nursing: Strategy & Regulation

Job Reference: 290-CPND-57

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Corporate Nursing
Trustwide, London
£100,832 - £115,172 pa inc

Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:

Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye.

With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of approximately 14,000 people, providing care for over a million and a half patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 6 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

Please note: As part of our continued response to COVID19 we are conducting the majority of our interviews virtually with limited face to face interviews. We require candidates to have the camera on during the interview. If you have been shortlisted and wish to have a face to face interview at one of our Trust locations please request this to the Recruiting Manager and we will do our best to facilitate your request, however this may not always be feasible.

Band 9 Deputy Director of Nursing

Whatever you are looking for in your next career move, you will find it at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT). This is a unique opportunity for a talented individual to join an amazing team. You will need to have the necessary energy and credibility to lead the professional nursing and midwifery agenda in an exciting and innovative academic healthcare science centre.

ICHT is one of the largest Trusts in the country,with a family of five hospitals on four sites, providing a wide range of services to the local population of North West London and secondary and tertiary services to a wider population of patients. We are part of a vibrant and thriving ICS with a commitment to improving services and care for patients.

We were selected to be one of 14 Trusts to participate in the national collective leadership programme and we are looking for a creative, passionate Deputy Director of Nursing to lead the programme, which will form the foundations of our Nursing and Midwifery Strategy.

As a key member of the Nursing and Midwifery leadership team, you will have responsibility for contributing to a culture that demonstrates our values and behaviours. You should have a track record in leading teams and delivering change in an engaging and thoughtful way. Working in and across teams is an important component of the role. You will have opportunities to deputise for the Chief Nurse at both internal and external commitments, and you will be supported to fulfil your potential.

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how we think and work, and you will need to weave this in to support the Nursing and Midwifery strategic agenda.

Shortlisting date: 4 January 2022

Stakeholder panel: 13 January 2022

Interview date: 21 January 2022

To arrange an informal discussion with Professor Janice Sigsworth, Director of Nursing, please contact Melanie Woodfield-Bailey via email

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!


Covid-19 full vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date. Once the vacancy that you have applied for has closed your application will be transferred to the Trac Recruitment System and you can expect emails from this site. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number).

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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