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Deputy Director of Nursing

Job Reference: 347-1709828

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Nursing and Midwifery
£73,936 - £86,687

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Deputy Director of Nursing

Based at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals



37.5 Hours per week

Band 8D £73, 936 - 86,687)

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has an exciting opportunity for two Deputy Chief Nurses to join and enhance our senior leadership team.

As one of two Deputy Chief Nurse opportunities, you will lead on driving the Governance and Risk and Workforce and Education agendas Trust wide, across two sites.

You will play an active role in determining and implementing corporate strategies and business plans supporting and reflecting the Trust’s objectives. We are looking for a leader who is committed to the quality and safety agenda, ensuring it is executed well and becomes everyone's business.

The candidate will be an experienced nurse and have a proven track record of delivery. You will have novel ideas around developing the workforce and experience in implementing a sustainable model to provide safe effective and person centred care that meets the CQC fundamental standards. You will also lead on promoting a culture of continuous quality improvement.

We are looking for someone who currently or very recently has worked in an acute Trust and has credibility to work clinically alongside the frontline staff. You will have excellent communication skills along with visible, dynamic and inspirational leadership, enabling the nursing, AHP and midwifery workforce to deliver safe and high quality standards of care.

Whilst you will have significant leadership experience, ideally in a deputy role elsewhere, we recognise this may constitute an opportunity for an ambitious and skilled senior nurse who is ready to step up into their first Deputy Chief Nurse post.

If you have a passion for providing exceptional care and are looking for an opportunity for an exciting and challenging diverse role we would welcome your talent and skills.

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 3rd June 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or an informal visit please contact:

Juliette Cosgrove - Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Therapies

PA: Sandra Smith

Phone: 01704 704775 (external)

Phone: 4775 (internal)


Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

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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