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Director of Nursing

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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NHS England
Job Type
Public Health

Executive Director of Nursing and Quality

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Location: Bath

Salary: Competitive

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is the lead provider of healthcare for people with serious mental illness, learning disabilities and autism. We serve a diverse population of around 1.8 million living within inner cities, historic towns and rural locations across Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES), Swindon and Wiltshire, and Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. With our expertise in clinical care and developing partnerships, we continually strive to improve and deliver services of the highest quality. We are also committed to research and innovation to improve care for everyone through new and better treatments.

Our vision is to provide outstanding, compassionate care for people living with mental ill health, autism and learning disabilities, and be the provider of choice for our patients, carers, staff and partners. We have a five year strategy which reflects the changing needs and strengths within our local populations, the impact of the pandemic on our communities, greater collaborative working between local health and social care organisations and the views of local people and stakeholders.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join us as our next Executive Director of Nursing and Quality and be central to delivering against our strategic aims. Leading and inspiring our Nursing and AHP workforce, you will ensure that they are supported and respected across the organisation and our partners.  You will strive to embed  safety, quality and clinical governance across our organisation from “Ward to Board” and will influence externally to ensure that Mental Health and Learning Disabilities are given parity across the two integrated care systems within which we operate.

With a passion for Mental Health and the Nursing profession we are seeking someone who shares our values and puts service users at the heart of all decision making. You will have a track record of continuous quality improvement and compassionate leadership, recognising the unprecedented challenge that our workforce has been through over the last few years. You will have experience drawn from the Mental Health sector and significant experience as a Deputy or Director of Nursing. You will understand how to build relationships at organisational level and influence partners so that as an organisation we are a visible ambassador for Mental Health across the South West.

At AWP we encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to receive applications from experienced nurses from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.  

Closing date: 27th January 2023  

For an informal discussion with our recruitment partners GatenbySanderson, please contact Will McAlpine, Julia St Clare or Melanie Shearer on 07807 631564 and for more information click on the

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