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Our Values

  •  We are KIND
  •  We are OPEN
  •  We pursue EXCELLENCE
  • We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

    People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

    Job overview

    Calling all aspiring leaders! 

    An amazing opportunity has arisen to join Care Group 6 as Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in our Dermatology Department.
    We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and inspiring nurse leader who will continue to develop the team in delivering a wide variety of services within our Dermatology departments.

    You will need to have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, the ability to demonstrate leadership and a sound understanding of general medical/surgical nursing

    The successful candidate will provide excellent leadership for nursing, ensuring professional standards of practice and service improvements while working in collaboration with colleagues across the whole MDT and operational managers to create an outstanding service for our patients.

    Main duties of the job

    Responsible for the effective & efficient management of the department/team, providing management & professional leadership for the nursing team.

    Hold the management responsibility for the administrative and financial aspects of the department.

    Ensure cost effective use of resources.

    Be a champion of and role model for the team, to ensure high standard of hospital cleanliness are maintained in all the areas, meeting required standards.

    Utilise outcome measures and patient experience feedback to influence improvements in the quality & safety of patient care at department level. 

    Working for our organisation

    We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a range of provider
  • For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust’s dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description .

    Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind ; we are open ; and we pursue excellence .

    Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks – including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks – to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: .

    As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

    Armed Forces Friendly Employer

    We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.


    Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • Experience of managing and leading a team
  • Audit and standard setting
  • At least 2 years post registration experience at Band 6 or equivalent.
  • Experience of managing and leading a team Budget management
  • Desirable criteria

  • evidence of specific service change management
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own and others workload
  • Qualifications

    Essential criteria

  • NMC Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.