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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/04/2022.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme: Nursing Manager, Band 8a

Job Reference: 152-S008.22

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Vaccination Programme
Kings Park, Vespasian House, Wider Dorset
£47,126 - £53,219 p.a., pro rata for part-time

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

We're looking for motivated, highly competent and caring nurse managers to join our team at this exciting time. Working alongside the service manager and clinical lead, you'll be a key part of ensuring we deliver a safe and effective service for the mass delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations and you’ll help us to increase vaccination take up across Dorset. To deliver this, we have a number of posts based in West Dorset, East Dorset and a Dorset peripatetic service.Please state in your application any preference of area/role. We welcome applications from Registered Nurses and Registered and those registered with the HCPC.

Key to the Dorset Vaccination Programme you will play a crucial role in delivering a co-ordinated and collaborative vaccination service to the patients of Dorset. Working for Dorset HealthCare you’ll be working for a team that puts excellence, compassion and expertise at the heart of our practice, both for the wellbeing of our staff and our patients. We are looking for candidates that can deliver an excellent standard of patient care demonstrating advanced clinical practice and decision-making skills. You’ll naturally offer support and role model to colleagues whilst assisting in the development of the team and the service. We will make a commitment to you that your training and development needs will also be supported.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Parkinson, Vaccination Programme Manager: Email -

Additional contact information:

Jess Hanafin, Workforce Manager: 07795 931925

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applications, where this is not possible you will not be able to apply for the role. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.

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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