Assistant Director of Nursing for Palliative, EOLC & Bereavement in Salford - Salford Royal Foundation Trust

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Salford, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
1 day ago

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Job Description

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the NCA Specialist Palliative Care, EOL & Bereavement Service as the Assistant Director of Nursing for Salford Care Organisation.

We are looking for an experienced & Dynamic nurse to provide managerial & professional leadership & be accountable for the delivery of high quality, patient centred Palliative, EOL & Bereavement care.

The post holder will work closely with individual care organisations, Multi-disciplinary teams, Clinical Directors and Service Managers in the co-ordination and delivery of services in accordance with National and Local Health and Social Care Strategies

So if you are an inspirational, forward thinking/innovative and high performing leader who is completely committed to improving patient/carer experience, and professional development then please get in touch.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide managerial and professional leadership and be responsible and accountable for the delivery of high quality, patient centered palliative and end of life care, bereavement and chaplaincy services that meet the needs of patients and carers. The post holder will work closely with individual care organisations, Clinical Directors and Service Managers in the co-ordination and delivery of services in accordance with National and Local Health and Social Care Strategies. They will ensure a robust professional approach to service development and improvement and ensure that any subsequent changes to structures, services and roles are underpinned by appropriate support and ongoing development.

Together with the Associate Director of Nursing and Care Organisation Director of Nursing, they will lead the strategic direction of the palliative, end of life care, bereavement and chaplaincy services and take a lead role in negotiating, identifying, and implementing plans (including direct contribution to the development of the Integrated Care Organisations), which contain the required detail for services to be managed and delivered effectively. Provide professional nursing advice and leadership for the development, implementation and monitoring of the Nursing and Quality Strategies that deliver a high quality, patient centered service. 

Working for our organisation

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Develop and maintain communication with people on complex matters, issues and ideas and/or in complex situations
Develop oneself and others in palliative, end of life care practice, bereavement and chaplaincy
Maintain and develop an environment and culture that improves health, safety and security
Work in partnership with others to develop, take forward and evaluate direction, for a range of palliative, end of life care, bereavement and chaplaincy policies, service developments and strategies for the Trust (including directly influencing the development of the Integrated Care Organisation)
Develop a culture that improves quality and reduces harm
Promote equality and value diversity.
Coordinate, monitor and review the use of financial resources
Plan, coordinate and monitor the delivery of services and / or other projects.
Plan, develop, monitor and review the recruitment, deployment and management of people for the Division
Accountable for the delivery of palliative, end of life clinical care bereavement and chaplaincy services
Facilitate the development of capacity and capability.

Acting as a role model at all times, exhibiting behaviours that demonstrate the promotion of equality and diversity and putting the care patients/carers at the centre of all you do whilst striving to build a workforce that promotes diversity, innovation and kindness.

You will be part of an experienced team of Nurses, Consultants and AHP's . supporting our staff to be able to develop and grow as individuals and teams in an environment based on continuous learning and improvement.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: 

Person specification


Essential criteria

Current NMC registration

essential qualifications

Essential criteria

First Degree or portfolio evidence
Post basic qualification in management / leadership

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential criteria

Five years’ experience including at least three years’ experience within specialty at a senior level in nursing / midwifery
Evidence of leadership development
Proven record of leading and effectively managing change across organisations
Effective communicator – able to communicate highly complex and sensitive information and demonstrate negotiation skills
Evidence of effective people management and leadership skills
Evidence of involvement in policy and practice change
Evidence of relevant involvement in meeting the Trust clinical governance objectives

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.


We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. We value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge, and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of our local community. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

In applying for this post, you give the Trust permission to use your data for recruitment purposes.

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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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