Head of Business Unit

Location
London
Salary
£70,371 (including inner London weighting of £4,227)
Posted
24 Jun 2019
Closes
28 Jul 2019
Ref
RCN01009
Job Type
Permanent

Imagine a place that's literally bursting with possibilities. A place where qualified nurses work alongside professionals in IT, Legal, Finance and HR - all for the greater good. To improve the quality of patient care. Now just imagine you're one of them. You'll immediately be a part of the largest trade union and professional body for nursing in the UK with around 435,000 members. Join us and you'll discover plenty of opportunities to shape the health policies of the future, as well as your own career. All you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

We're number 44 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with One Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2019 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Head of Business Unit, Nursing Department

As the Head of the Business Unit, you'll be responsible for the overall management and contract delivery of business support services to enable cost effect and efficient services to be delivered. You'll identify and implement effective strategies to facilitate the development of new business opportunities as well as managing the core business functions of the Nursing, Policy & Practice Directorate.

You will be part of the leadership and management team within the Nursing Department, and have oversight of programmes of work to achieve positive change for the nursing community and those who they care for.

You will have a strong track record in developing and delivering business services to meet business need as well as building operational plans to support corporate strategic direction to deliver these plans through effective programme and project management approaches within the Directorate. You will understand how to manage competing priorities effectively as well as how to motivate and organise people to achieve timely delivery of objectives, within your direct team and more widely.

As the Head of the Business Unit, you'll be involved in coordinating vital business processes of the Directorate, as well as working with your team to support and design programme and projects, helping to general new income opportunities.

We expect you to look after our members. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working, and annual leave of up to 32 days.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

To join us you'll need to be experienced of developing systems and procedures that enable clarity and freedom for staff in design and delivery of high quality work within good governance. You'll need to have creative problem solving skills and the ability to make good judgments. You'll also need to have significant experience of managing teams, and a thorough understanding of business and business support functions.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Bronagh Scott, Executive Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice on 0207 647 3895.

Closing Date: 28 July 2019

Assessment Centre and Interview Date: 9 August 2019