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Associate Chief Nurse

Job Reference: 411-COMCAM-2019-31520

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Community Management (912101)
£61,777 to £72,597 pa

Associate Chief Nurse – Community & Mental Health Division


As the leading Children’s NHS Trust in the heart of the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Liverpool, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and thriving organisation delivering high quality health care to children, young people and families. We have over 3,400 staff that provides care cross 60 specialties from a range of settings, including our world-leading “Alder Hey in the Park” campus, our widespread and diverse community sites across Liverpool and north Mersey, and reaching out even further into Wales, Cumbria, Shropshire and the Isle of Man. We are both a local community and hospital provider for children and young people, and a highly specialist and tertiary hospital with a global reach.

We have more children and young people in research trials than anywhere else in the UK, and are very lucky to have both a purpose-built research institute and the UK’s only NHS Innovation Hub to help us ensure children and young people are able to benefit from the very latest in research and innovation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual to work within the Community & Mental Health Division at Alder Hey. We are looking to recruit an exceptional children’s nurse leader who can take an active role in improving community and mental health services at Alder Hey.

Working together with partners in health and social care, as well as the voluntary sector, our ambition is to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families in our communities. As Associate Chief Nurse, you will be integral to achieve this vision, working with colleagues in other organisations through the development of relationships and strong partnership working.

As a key member of the Divisional senior team, the post holder will take a lead role in for ensuring the governance and quality of services across the Division. As the lead nurse for community and mental health services, you will need to inspire staff and support continuous service development.

As well as bringing clinical expertise, you will be a champion for children and young people’s community and mental health services. You will be a strong team player an excellent communicator, adaptable, committed, well organised and work well under pressure. You must be able to travel around various community locations overseeing nursing care in a variety of specialist settings, including schools and homes, ensuring professional standards are maintained to the highest level. You will be required to utilise your clinical experience within the nursing field to challenge practice, enhance current provision and think strategically for new and innovative ways of working across our all community services

For further details / informal visits contact: Lisa Cooper, Director Community & Mental Health Division via

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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.

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