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Chief Nurse

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Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Chief Nurse


This is an exceptional opportunity to join a progressive, forward thinking healthcare provider as our Chief Nurse.

This is a pivotal leadership role within our organisation, responsible for the professional leadership of our Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional workforce, ensuring the delivery of safe, high quality, compassionate care for patients and service users. The Chief Nurse will achieve this by embedding clinical leadership across the Trust to develop a culture that focuses on patient safety, learning, improvement and innovation.

As an executive director and a member of the Board of Directors, the Chief Nurse will work particularly closely with the Medical Director to ensure that patient safety and the delivery of high quality care remain central to our strategic direction and decision-making.

As the Trust’s senior nursing professional, the Chief Nurse will lead on workforce development to ensure safe and effective staffing of services, while acting as the guardian of nursing leadership and professional standards with the Trust.

At Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, we are passionate about collaboration, whether that is as part of the Healthier Wigan Partnership, with our local authority colleagues or across the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System. We are truly committed to working with others to improve services for all.

We are an acute and community services organisation with over 7,000 staff, operating across 32 sites in the borough. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are proud to be an anchor institution for Wigan, working with other anchor institutions to drive the very best opportunities for our local communities. Our Strategy 2030 sets out how we want to go from good to great to outstanding through improvement, integration and innovation.

This is an exciting time to join our Trust following the recent appointment of our new Chief Executive, we are now seeking to appoint a clinical leader who guided by 'our four P's' - Patients, People, Performance and Partnerships, will inspire continued success for the organisation and the WWL Family.

We understand the importance of ensuring that our Board of Directors is as diverse as possible. Diversity in leadership for us means greater depth and breadth of experience and perspective, which in turn allows for a greater ability to relate to our colleagues and their representatives, our patients and their families and our partners.

Recruitment Timetable:

Applications close: Monday 6 May 2024

Pre-Shortlisting Interviews: w/c 13 May 2024

Final interviews and assessments: 10 and 11 June 2024

To request a copy of the information pack, or for an exploratory and confidential conversation about the post, please contact Joe Joyce and Natasha Parmar at Finegreen on