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Executive Chief Nurse

NHS Gloucestershire ICB
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
VSM - Competitive
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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One Gloucestershire is a well-established partnership of health and care organisations based around trusted and collaborative relationships that are working hard to deliver joined up services for the people of Gloucestershire.

The last 12 months have been extremely challenging in terms of responding to increases in patient demand, the on-going recovery from the pandemic, industrial action and the rising cost of living which have put further pressure on our staff across the system and the communities we serve.

During this period, we have seen unprecedented growth in people turning to the NHS and care services for support. Within this context, our local health and care professionals, supported by our fantastic partners, including local councils and other public, community and voluntary sector partners have responded magnificently.

​Looking forward, we believe in the power of our partnership to improve health and wellbeing, improve care and services for local citizens and to collectively tackle long standing health inequalities. We will achieve this by focusing on three core priorities:

  • Making Gloucestershire a better place for the future - improving the health, wellbeing and care of our citizens - focus on early prevention and the wider impacts on health.
  • Transforming what we do now - locality integrated working that supports the needs of the local population, achieving equity - reducing unfair and avoidable differences in health, developing our workforce, improving quality and outcomes across the whole person journey and making the most of digital technology to support care.
  • Improving health and care services today - improving access to care, reducing waiting times, supporting improvements in urgent and emergency care and improving mental health support.

It is to this backdrop that we embark on the process to appoint our Executive Chief Nurse and there has never been a more exciting and challenging time to join us as we continue our journey as an ICB. This is a pivotal role in supporting our ambitions, by leading the development and delivery of our long-term clinical strategy and providing professional leadership to the region’s workforce of nurses, midwives and AHPs. You will do this by working with our colleagues across the system to ensure this reflects and integrates the strategies of all relevant partner organisations within the ICS and the needs of our population.

Alongside other system leaders, you will provide inspirational leadership. You will drive improvement in the quality of our services for the benefit of our population, with a key focus on inequalities, population health and outcomes and work with colleagues to develop our clinical and professional workforce. As part of the ICB executive leadership team, you will lead and influence complex transformation and improvement, through collaboration and mature partnership working.

As a suitable candidate you will be comfortable operating at board level, have strong strategic leadership skills and a track record of leading transformational change within a politically charged environment. Most importantly, you will have exceptional personal integrity and be committed to championing diversity, inclusion, and equality of opportunity for all.

​We are very fortunate in Gloucestershire that we have a strong tradition of partnership working, co-operation and making the most of the Gloucestershire pound and our focus on this continues to grow. If you share our ambitions and vision, then we look forward to receiving your application and meeting with you in due course.

Recruitment Timetable:

  • Applications Close:                       12 Midnight, Sunday, 4 June 2023
  • Shortlisting Interviews:                  13 & 16 June 2023
  • Stakeholder Group Sessions:       Tuesday, 11 July 2023
  • Final Panel Interviews:                  Thursday, 13 July 2023

To find out more about this post, please contact our recruitment partner, Finegreen.

To request a copy of the information pack, please contact

To visit our recruitment microsite, go to -

For an exploratory and confidential conversation about the post, please contact, Joe Joyce or Natasha Parmar

Application is by CV and Supporting Statement which combined should be no more than six pages. Your application should be submitted by email to

We would particularly encourage applications from candidates with protected characteristics, as we committed to improving diversity within our system.


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