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Associate Director of Nursing – ED and Acute

North West England
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Commissioning, Director
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Finegreen are supporting an NHS organisation for the post of Associate Director of Nursing – ED and Acute. The post will be based in the Northwest of England for an interim period of a minimum of 3 months at a competitive rate.

The post holder will work closely with the divisional leads to develop the strategic direction
which maximises business efficiency, effectiveness, flexibility, and staff morale.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Work with the Divisional Director of Nursing to develop and implement strategic plans for Nursing/Midwifery/HCPC’s in the clinical service;
  • Support and assist the senior managers in effectively coordinating and implementing the Divisions business and clinical strategies including the operational plan;
  • Assist and work with the Divisional Director of Nursing (and Midwifery) to continuously review, develop and adapt working practice and staffing requirements to enable the Division to successfully change, adapt and respond to shifting pressures, demands and ways of working;
  • Work in partnership with the Divisional Management Team in ensuring the Division meets its financial targets by supporting structure and culture that devolves operational budgetary responsibility within the Division, whilst achieving cost efficiency targets;
  • Support the Divisional Management Team to develop a robust communication framework within the Division which engages Nursing/Midwifery/HCPC staff at all levels;
  • Work closely and assist with the development of a clinical voice for the clinical service across the organisation with the support of the Divisional Director of Nursing (and Midwifery);
  • Lead and empower Nursing/Midwifery/HCPC staff promoting effective leadership within the clinical services and across the Division to support achievement of all national and local performance standards;
  • Role modelling the organisation’s values and behaviours and promoting these behaviours in the Nursing, Midwifery and HCPC workforce;
  • Work closely with Infection Control leads within the Division to embed effective infection control and prevention processes and processes;
  • Work closely with the Quality Governance Team and Clinical Directors to ensure the effective implementation of the Corporate Risk Management agenda within the Division.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Educated to master’s level (or ability to work towards) / equivalent experience with a relevant professional qualification;
  • Relevant registration (NMC/HCPC) with relevant senior experience;
  • Management Experience at senior clinical position/Matron level or above;
  • Experience of staff development/human resource management;
  • Evidence of the ability to motivate and lead staff, including establishing and maintaining relationships;
  • Oral and written communication e.g., skills to include communicating effectively, report writing and business case development.
If you are interested in the role, please contact Elecia Heywood on 0161 416 6078 and send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate.


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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