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Director of Nursing for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Band 9/VSM
Closing date
11 Aug 2022
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Finegreen are currently assisting in the appointment of a Director of Nursing for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities services. The role is a senior level, candidates wishing to be considered will have worked at Director level within the specialist area. The client is willing to consider those from outside the NHS for this post. 

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Significant organisation wide responsibility and accountability for the delivery of high quality acute clinical services through effective day to day operational and performance management across mental health and learning disability service;
  • Provide and take responsibility for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals leadership, building, motivating and developing a team of clinicians, to drive forward service transformation across mental health and learning disability services;
  • Hold responsibility jointly with other members of the Mental Health & Learning Disability team for the strategic direction, and operational delivery of services;
  • Responsible for implementing the Quality Improvement Strategy, and promoting a culture of Prudent and Compassionate Health Care;
  • Challenge, support, manage and develop the delivery of care systems across mental health and learning disability services through ensuring high levels of clinical (including Nursing and Allied Health Professionals) and staff engagement that are outcomes focused;
  • Developing and implementing robust systems for performance and financial management with patient safety and quality governance at the heart of everything they do;
  • Management of a range of staff in mental health and learning disability division and is responsible for setting and monitoring the objectives of those staff;
  • Provides inspirational, dynamic professional, visual management, leadership, supervision and an overseeing role to the clinical professions within the portfolio to develop and facilitate the delivery of excellent practice and clinical outcomes for patients that is evidence based and measurable (metrics).
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse with current NMC registration;
  • 5 years extensive and varied experience based on working in a strategic nursing role with a track record of achievement;
  • Extensive senior managerial and proven experience of budgetary and staff management across several services;
  • Considerable experience and highly developed clinical skills which are used in the day to day management of mental health/learning disability services;
  • Considerable experience of working at, or just below, Board level.
If you are interested in the role, please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 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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