Director of Nursing Services
Permanent, Full Time 37.5 hours per week (with some out of hours commitments)
As we receive less than a fifth of our costs from the NHS and the rest of the money comes from charitable donations, we are utterly reliant on the goodwill and support of the local community. To enable us to raise our profile and much needed funds, we have a small team of fundraisers who organise events; set up individual giving campaigns and work tirelessly to make new links within the community to secure grants and other forms of income. We also have retail outlets and a lottery which contribute to raising funds to deliver our services.
Along with our team of dedicated staff, we have a huge team of volunteers who give their time and expertise, freely, to support the day to day running of Queenscourt, Retail outlets and Lottery in a myriad of different ways. Together we make up #teamqueenscourt
About the Role
This is an executive director role which shares the day to day management and oversight of the hospice with two other executive directors – Medical and Education Director and Corporate Services Director – working as a tripartite. The Executive Directors are supported by the Board of Trustees who ensure the Executive Management Team (EMT) fulfil their objectives and adhere to the organisations philosophy and values. The Director of Nursing Services reports directly to the Chair of the Board. The person in this role will be the Registered Manager under the Care Quality Commission Essential Standards and the Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs and Caldicott Guardian for the organisation.
The successful post holder will be a registered nurse with considerable previous leadership experience and in possession of, or working towards, a master’s level qualification. Previous experience of working in multiple healthcare settings is essential as this post has oversight of a number of patient services. The post holder will have responsibility of budget setting and monitoring so previous practical experience in this area will also be required. The successful post holder will need to demonstrate evidence of working strategically – developing strategic vision and business plans. Importantly, the person in this post will be able to provide a supportive, inclusive, robust and transparent leadership style in keeping with our #teamqueenscourt ethos with the ability to influence and persuade others, articulate a balanced view and provide constructive challenge and feedback.
Job Description and Person Specification
For an informal discussion, please call 01704 544645 and ask for Helen Birch or Debbie Lawson, Executive Directors.