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Divisional Head of Midwifery & Nursing

Band 8c

Main area
Midwifery & Nursing
Band 8c
Full Time 37.5hrs per week
Job ref
Kings Mill Hospital
£61,777 - £72,597 per annum pro rata
22/05/2019 23:59

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff.  We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018 the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH. 


We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Divisional Head of Midwifery and Nursing, with significant operational and leadership experience, to join the leadership team in the Women and Children’s Division at SFHT. There has never been a better time to take a senior leadership role and be able to scope and influence patient services within the Division.

Your focus in this role will be to support the provision of high quality, safe and effective patient care and services and continuous improvement of the patient experience by providing effective, professional midwifery and nurse leadership to the Division. You will need to fulfil statutory responsibilities and ensure that the Division adheres to appropriate policy and practice in the management of the midwifery, nursing and allied health professional workforce. The postholder will also be expected to provide active Divisional leadership across the full range of senior management team responsibilities. You will work in partnership with the Divisional Clinical Chair and General Manager to continue to develop, deliver and champion a strong and robust quality and patient safety culture.

You will support the Chief and Deputy Chief Nurse in fulfilling the statutory midwifery, nursing, quality and patient safety responsibilities required of the Trust. It’s a high profile opportunity to lead the Divisional Midwifery/Nurse agenda whilst providing professional and clinical advice to the Divisional Board. You will be a strong advocate for our patients, ensuring they receive the best care from appropriately trained, compassionate and caring midwives and nurses.

It would be desirable, although not essential, for you to be a Registered General Nurse as this is a combined role which includes managing Children and Young People’s Services. You will also be someone with a proven track record at working at a senior level. Your expertise in resource, change and complaints management will be matched by an expert understanding of national and local professional and NHS policy drivers. Your broad clinical experience will enable you to make a difference to our staff and patient’s experience as part of our committed team.

If you feel that you can demonstrate this and have the drive, enthusiasm and resilience to fulfil this high profile role we would like to hear from you.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Lisa Gowan, General Manager on 01623 622515 ext. 4314 or email

Helena Clements, Clinical Chair on 01623 622515 ext. 6289 or email