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Deputy Director of Nursing & Quality

West Midlands
£71.70 per hour
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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We are currently working with an NHS organisation in the West Midlands to appoint a Deputy Director of Nursing & Quality. The role will be working on an interim basis for 3 – 6 months with an hourly rate of £71.70, working inside IR35 paid through an Umbrella Company Solution.

The post holder will provide visible leadership, vision, advice, supervision and support to clinical professionals throughout the organisation, ensuring that consistent high quality clinical standards are integrated and embedded into all patient services.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Provide an effective professional leadership for nursing, midwifery and health visiting across the organisation at all levels, take the lead in the absence of the Director of Nursing;
  • Have a regular presence in clinical areas for observing and assuring standards of clinical practice, communicating with clinical staff and patients to assess and support services;
  • Provide direct support in the delivery of the organisation’s patient safety, clinical governance, and risk management objectives;
  • Assist in developing the Trust’s Patient Safety and Quality Strategy and Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Strategy;
  • Responsible for overseeing its implementation, reporting regularly, and providing annual reports;
  • Promote the professional reputation, standards, and relationships throughout the organisation and externally;
  • Responsibility for leading and managing the Patient Experience Service to ensure the patient voice is evident in standards setting and the improvement agenda;
  • Update and regular report on progress and escalation of risk where appropriate;
  • Responsible for identification, assessment and management of risks related to own portfolio;
  • Set and monitor high standards of nursing practice across the organisation, producing reports to Committees and Boards as required;
  • Identify and deliver changes in service that maximise efficiency and deliver high quality services;
  • Ensure governance processes are in place to monitor and provide assurance to the Director of Nursing and Board colleagues regarding patient, family, and carer experience, providing formal reports to the Board.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • NMC Registration Nurse/NMC Registration Midwife;
  • Evidence of further specialist leadership and management training plus significant experience of working at a strategic level;
  • Maximum experience in a senior nurse management role including substantial recent experience in an acute setting;
  • Experience of successfully leading a clinical team evidenced by outcomes;
  • Extensive expertise within Quality;
  • Leadership skills and ability to motivate a team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
If you are interested in the role, please contact Ria Healy on 0161 241 9672 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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