Senior Nursing Workforce Manager

3 days left

NHS England and NHS Im
Victoria House, Cambridge
Competitive salary
08 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an 'home' office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Nursing Workforce Manager to join the joint NHSEI and Health Education England (HEE) Regional Nursing & Midwifery Team. The person will need to have direct knowledge of the Nursing and Midwifery agenda and experience in working with organisations to increase the skills and numbers of the nursing and midwifery workforce.

You will become part of a dynamic team who are passionate and committed about supporting education and training, the 50k nursing expansion and transformation of the Nursing & Midwifery workforce across HEE East of England.

We would welcome applications from all branches of nursing and midwifery.

As a Senior Lead, you will be responsible for delivery of an assigned nursing and midwifery portfolio of work to deliver an overall workforce programme to include one or more of the following.
  • Expansion of the pre-registration undergraduate / postgraduate nursing and midwifery programmes
  • Supporting the reduction in attrition of pre-registration students
  • Supporting return to practice
  • Expansion of the nursing associate role
  • Increasing the uptake of graduate nurse apprenticeships
  • Transformation of the maternity workforce
  • Expansion and retention of the Health Care Support Worker programme of work

Demonstrating your leadership, management and programme management skills you will manage and deliver multiple complex projects simultaneously in a rapidly evolving, political and high pressure environment.

You will work on key strategic Nursing & Midwifery projects, aligned to the national agenda. You will work across defined Integrated Care Systems (ICS's) with a number of NHS provider organisations. You will have the responsibility and the opportunity to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders giving you a broad perspective both locally and nationally to enable you to develop your own skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with excellent leadership, project management and problem-solving skills, a strong track record of system change and is driven to achieve shared objectives through collaboration and supporting others. Working in partnership with key stakeholders internally and externally to lead, manage and develop people and processes in alignment with the NHS People Plan.

To be successful in this post we are looking for an applicant who has:
  • Extensive knowledge of specialist area acquired through postgraduate education or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of healthcare education and workforce issues.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project, programme monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering and managing successful programmes.
  • Ability to work autonomously, flexibly and manage competing priorities.

The reason for the fixed term contract is due to the current funding availability for 1 year. This post may also be offered on a secondment basis.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sue Hatton, Deputy Regional Head of Nursing and Midwifery;

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Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Please note that we currently do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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