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Director of Nursing, AHP's & Quality

Executives / VSM

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Executive Director
Executives / VSM
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Elizabeth House
23/08/2019 23:59
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Join us on our journey to outstanding! An exciting role for an inspirational nurse leader with a strong future focus


We are looking for an exceptional individual who shares our values, our passion and our ambitions and who can be highly influential across our organisation and the wider health system.


Are you an experienced nurse director, looking to accelerate your executive career? Or are you a proven leader with the determination, ambition and aptitude to make the move into this crucial executive board level position?

If so, this exciting and demanding opportunity will be just what you are looking for.


You will be joining a supportive and experienced executive team, at a time when we are embarking on a programme of organisational development and quality improvement. We are a leading innovator in mental health and community services and are looking for a Chief Nurse who has a future focus on clinical careers and workforce development; on the use of technology in nursing and AHPs; and on sustainable delivery of patient centred quality across all services.  


We are the third highest research active trust in mental health in the Country.  We are an integrated mental health and community services Foundation Trust, and this places us at the heart of delivering the Long-Term Plan ambitions in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. There are opportunities to develop an academic component to the role; to undertake research or to be at the leading edge of MedTech adoption in care.


At CPFT we take PRIDE in our values of Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Dignity and Empowerment and these drive all that we do – and more importantly - how we do it. 


As a member of our Executive Leadership Team, you will have an integral role in contributing to Trust strategy, policy and delivery of our objectives in this incredibly exciting and vibrant period of organisational growth and development.


As such, you will need to be a credible and supportive leader, with a focus on nurturing and developing a culture of teamwork, excellence and high-quality patient care. As the voice of the nursing perspective, you will also be responsible for leading the digital medicine agenda, using your collegiate manner of working to ensure staff are engaged throughout and their experiences and knowledge are capitalised upon.


Mental Health experience is desirable and a clear focus on driving the Quality agenda in CPFT is essential. You will also need to understand and be wholly committed to behaving in line with our significant core values: Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Dignity and Empowerment (PRIDE).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tracy Dowling, Chief Executive 01223 219473 or via email:

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501