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Deputy Nurse Director - Acute Services

Deputy Nurse Director - Acute Services

Posted 5 April by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Post Title: Deputy Nurse Director – Acute Services
Grade: Executive Level Grade E
Salary range: £79,633 to £105,927 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours
Tenure: Permanent
Location: Glasgow

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is the largest healthcare system in the UK with an annual revenue budget of £3.2 billion, employing over 39,239 staff which includes 17,113 nurses and midwives and 3,977 medical and dental staff. We deliver local services to a population of over 1.2 million and cover a population of 2.2 million when our regional and national services are included. We also work in close partnership with other organisations and agencies including the six Health and Social Care Partnerships, community planning partners, third and voluntary sector colleagues.

This is an exciting time within NHSGGC with the recent approval of our 'Moving Forward Together' programme which will support the transition from hospital based services to more community based and local services. Our recently launched Public Health Strategy and eHealth Strategy are also key enablers for change.

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and innovative individual to provide nursing leadership to help deliver the Board Corporate Objectives for Acute Services. Our Acute Service employs 21,000 staff and has an annual revenue budget of approximately £1.3 billion.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the Acute Services Senior Management Team and is the expert Nursing and Midwifery advisory resource to the MDT Leadership and Management Team. Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Operating Officer the post holder will be professionally accountable to the Board Nurse Director and will also work closely with the Deputy Medical Director – Acute to implement a range of programmes and initiatives designed to support the delivery of high quality health care.

This role demands a strategic and experienced leader who is able to bring clarity to complexity and the ability to build effective partnerships to deliver improvements in services that meet the evolving, and increasingly complex, healthcare needs of the diverse communities we serve across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

We are looking for someone who possesses critical influencing and professional leadership skills to lead and direct an ongoing programme of change across the organisation. The successful candidate will take a key role in implementing our Quality Strategy across the Division and ensure the continuous development of a governance framework and set of clinical standards which ensures the highest level of patient safety and delivers consistency, equity and continuity of healthcare across the Board.

This high profile opportunity requires significant senior nurse leadership and management experience with the proven ability to inspire the confidence of NHSGGC's nursing and midwifery staff at a time of unprecedented change for the organisation.

Educated to Master's Degree level you will come with extensive experience of successfully shaping the strategic direction and redesign of clinical services within and across complex scenarios. This unique and highly visible role requires the vision, political acumen, tactical skills and resilience to operate against a background of multiple competing demands.

If you believe you have the necessary attributes to succeed in this role, we welcome your application.

If you would like to find out more about this post before applying, you can contact:-
Jonathan Best, Chief Operating Officer, Acute Services Division onor email:

Dr Margaret McGuire, Board Nurse Director, onor email:

Job Description and further application information available at and follow the link to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, look under Senior Managers – Job Reference No: 55923S

Alternatively to request a candidate information pack contact Susan Chisholm, Recruitment Lead, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde onor email:

Closing date for applications: Friday, 26th April, 2019

Interviews are scheduled to take place Tuesday, 14th May 2019.

Find out more about NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde at

Reference: 37692250

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