Deputy Chief Nurse - Quality and Risk Management

The Finegreen Group
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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A new opportunity has arisen to work for a large NHS organisation in the South West of England who are seeking to appoint a Deputy Chief Nurse.

This is an interim post for initially 3-6 months with a competitive rate.

The post holder must have extensive experience working within the NHS at a senior level and have expertise within Clinical Governance, covering Quality and Risk Management.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Supporting the Chief Nurse to ensure professional leadership and oversight to the quality governance agenda and the relevant teams which support it;
  • To lead on the delivery of high-quality patient care across all nursing and midwifery teams and services within the Trust;
  • Leading on strategic projects as required;
  • Work in partnership with Heads of Nursing and Director of Midwifery to ensure a safe and appropriate nursing skill mix across wards and departments;
  • Responsible for issues outside immediate sphere of responsibility as required by the Chief Nurse;
  • Provide good governance and implement standards to achieve CQC ratings, devising Quality improvement action plans;
  • Deputise for the Chief Nurse in all areas of the role as and when required.
A successful candidate will have:
  • Current NMC registration with active pin;
  • Experience at working at a senior management level within the NHS;
  • An understanding of management of change/quality improvement within a large complex organisation;
  • Significant experience of producing strategy documents and board reports;
  • Experienced within and leading on the Clinical Governance agenda;
  • Experience of working within an Acute setting.

For further information on this role please contact Elecia Heywood on 0161 416 6078 or you can email me on


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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0345 130 4006
The Finegreen Group
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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