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Chief Nursing Officer

Job Description

Finegreen are currently supporting a leading NHS organisation in the interim appointment of a very senior nursing professional, to be considered for this role any candidate must have experience working at board level within an NHS Trust.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsibility for professional nursing and midwifery issues and professional lead for Allied Health Professionals;

  • Provide strong, visible leadership to the nursing and midwifery profession, encouraging innovation, creativity and strategic development of service provision;

  • Ensure a consistent culture of putting the patient first along with effective team working across all sites and clinical services;

  • Promote and support functions such as safeguarding and patient experience, and strategies and clinical collaboration and implement national strategy relevant to nursing and midwifery;

  • Ensure appropriate professional standards are in place including the professional regulation and revalidation of nursing and midwifery staff (in conjunction with the Head of Midwifery), and that nurses and midwives have access to appropriate professional advice;

  • Ensure that effective strategies are in place for workforce development, recruitment and retention within nursing and midwifery, working with the HR and OD leaders;

  • Demonstrate strong visible leadership to the nursing and midwifery professions and will build upon the nursing and midwifery leadership at all levels;

  • Lead on clinical competency and will ensure competencies are developed for advanced practice. They will also maximise the opportunity to develop new roles and new ways of working that are in line with Modernising Nursing Careers;

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven track record within a senior nursing leadership role at in an NHS organisation, at a minimum of Band 9/VSM level;

  • Excellent knowledge of NHS, current Government policies and change programmes;

  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills and credibility with clinical and operational colleagues;

  • Ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders of all professional backgrounds.

If you are interested in the role, please contact Toni Coates on 0161 416 6077 or send your CV to