Director for Nursing and Midwifery

United Kingdom
Jan 11, 2021
Feb 10, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Are you a highly collaborative senior nurse or midwife ready for a new challenge to establish and shape professional leadership for nurses and midwives in a range of roles across the National Institute for Health Research, the most integrated health research system in the world?

Do you have the outstanding leadership skills to define a new senior national role, leading nurses and midwives across the country and working with stakeholders at the highest levels to enhance the role and impact of research nursing activities?

The National Institute for Health Research is seeking an outstanding leader to shape and deliver professional leadership and strategic initiatives for nurses and midwives as part of the ongoing evolution and advancement of the NIHR. As the first NIHR Director for Nursing and Midwifery, you will work with NIHR leaders, staff and stakeholders to create innovative and collaborative strategies applied to health and care research nursing, and you will represent the NIHR at the highest levels of nursing and midwifery policy and practice.

A skilled innovator with outstanding knowledge and experience of nursing and midwifery leadership, you will possess strong influencing, diplomacy and negotiating skills commanding the respect of directors, managers and clinicians, and you will have a demonstrable record of professional transformation and implementation spread. The NIHR is a distributed organisation, and so you will be able to provide credible leadership across organisational boundaries and be comfortable working out with conventional management hierarchies. Working with health and care organisations and staff, patients and service users, researchers, charities and the life sciences industry, you will have presence and will be able to demonstrate inspirational leadership and influence in a host of settings. With the ability to think strategically and grasp complex policy and political issues, you will have a strong understanding of nursing and midwifery policy and practice and of the potential of nurses and midwives in health and care research.

You will be a registered nurse and/or midwife.

Your organisational base will be the NIHR CRN Coordinating Centre, with a choice of either Leeds or London locations.

The employer will be the University of Leeds. Your direct report will be to the CRN Chief Executive Officer, with an additional professional relationship with the office of the Chief Nursing Officer and their team in NHS England.

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