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Divisional Director of Nursing- Band 8D

Band 8d

Main area
Anaesthesia, Surgery, Critical Care and Renal Division
Band 8d
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southmead Hospital
£78,192 - £90,387 per annum
Salary period
28/09/2021 23:59

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Divisional Director of Nursing, Anaesthesia, Surgery, Critical Care and Renal Division Band 8d

Are you a highly motivated professional senior nurse looking to take the next step in your career and play a pivotal role in one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK?

We have an excellent opportunity for the right individual to join our Divisional Nursing Leadership Team and further develop their career.

Within NBT we are passionate about developing our services and ensuring that we have a sustainable workforce for the future services and proud to have been rated by the CQC as Good overall in 2019 with Outstanding for Caring.

The Divisional Director of Nursing is a key senior nurse within the Trust, professionally accountable to the Executive Director of Nursing & Quality and is responsible for the development and delivery of clinical and professional standards and the development of leadership competence and capacity within nursing. The post holder may hold delegated responsibility for areas of practice from the Executive Director of Nursing & Quality and will have the opportunity to participate in system work across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucester.

The Divisional Director of Nursing is a member of the divisional triumvirate working with the Clinical Director and Divisional Operational Director to set and deliver both the local Division and Trust strategic objectives including quality initiatives and targets.  

In addition the post holder is:


  • Responsible for the effectiveness of professional leadership and development of nursing within the Division and other allocated areas in order to facilitate the delivery of excellent clinical practice.
  • The Divisional lead for Clinical Governance and Risk Management, ensuring processes are in place for monitoring, management and analysis of incident reporting.
  • Divisional Lead for complaints and patient experience. To ensure patients and users of the services are given the opportunity to feedback on their experiences and to be involved in service development and redesign.
  • Leading inspiring and developing the nursing workforce within the Division to deliver high quality, patient centred nursing care that meets the needs of the patient using highly specialist knowledge


The successful candidate will be an experienced and credible nurse leader with the ability to motivate and inspire staff to deliver the highest possible clinical and professional standards. You will be a clinical role model and will be passionate about improvement and patient-centred care. You will possess relevant professional qualifications plus additional specialist management knowledge, acquired through training and experience.

There may be an opportunity for the right candidate with the potential to fulfil this role within the next 6-12 months to be appointed in the first instance into a developmental role.

Proposed Interview date:  

For further details please contact: Helen Blanchard Director of Nursing and Quality. 0117 414 3786

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Blanchard

Director of Nursing and Quality

0117 414 3786