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Ward sister

Job Reference: 358-1611876-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
General Surgery
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 to £43,772 per an

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Cancer, Haematology, Urology, GI Medicine, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Clinical Management Group.

Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Ward 8 Surgical Assessment Unit

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Full time 37.5hrs

Band 7


We are offering an opportunity for a motivated individual with the drive and enthusiasm to develop as a Ward Sister. You will be fully supported in your secondment by a matron and experienced ward sisters

We are looking for a forward thinking individual who is willing to lead and develop patient services working to improve the patient experience. You must have a proven track record of progressive leadership and development. Be an effective role model, self-motivated with the passion, drive and adaptability to cope with continuously changing services.

You should possess excellent communication skills, be visible and accessible with quality and standards as your priority. You will need to be flexible, learn to be resilient in order to cope with the demands of the role. In addition you must be adaptable to change and influence your team members to enable you to implement and evaluate new ways of working.

We are looking for forward thinking, dynamic and enthusiastic individual with at least 2 years band 6 experience with evidence of leadership and management. We will support you through the Ward Sister Secondment. Opportunities for further academic education are always supported within the CMG. You will support and develop the team ensuring they are valued and skilled to manage their patient caseload.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Matron Clair Gibson on 01162585386 or Mobile: 07950891213



We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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