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Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality
NHS AfC: Band 8d
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
Harplands Hospital
£78,192 - £90,387 per annum
Salary period
17/08/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality

NHS AfC: Band 8d

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Director of Nursing, AHP and Quality to join the Nursing & Quality Team to provide professional leadership to our Nursing and Allied Health Professional workforce.

Main duties of the job

You will support the Executive Director of Nursing and Quality in the delivery of key Trust Strategy’s including patient safety, clinical governance, patient experience and safeguarding. You will be responsible for providing effective professional leadership and direction for nursing and AHPs, at all levels within the organisation, with a strong focus on improving all aspects of quality.



Working for our organisation

If you want to be part of a team driving forward innovative and patient-centred care and believe, you have the expertise, experience and qualities to do so, then please contact Kenny Laing, Executive Director of Nursing & Quality ( or Alastair Forrester (Alastair 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be a registered nurse (mental health or learning disabilities) with a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in a health related subject and evidence of continuing professional development. You will possess extensive managerial experience at a senior level in the NHS and be able to provide evidence of strong leadership and extensive change management experience. With highly developed leadership and influencing skills you will possess the ability to motivate, engage with and build confidence with colleagues at all levels across the Trust and with external partners and stakeholders.


Person specification

Degree or equvilant

Essential criteria
  • Degree or equvilant / Master level degree or equivalent
  • Significant experience ( at least 5 years senior management)
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of professional and personal development in the last two years
  • Detailed knowledge and skills in the operational management of mental health and community services

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kenny Laing
Job title
Director of Nursing and Quality
Email address
Telephone number
01782 441758
Additional information

Proposed Interview 25th August 2022

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