Chief Nurse

Wigan, Greater Manchester
01 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Chief Nurse
Job Type

Inspirational - Visible - Compassionate.

These words will characterise our new Chief Nurse.

As we enter an exciting new era for integrated community-based health and care, we are seeking an experienced nurse leader to ensure that the highest professional standards and quality improvement are at the heart of our clinical services. With a focus on living our values and empowering the clinical workforce you will take our clinical leadership to the next level.

The successful candidate will inspire our staff to deliver high quality and innovative patient care and will bring our PEOPLE values to life.  You will be visible to our clinicians and exude compassionate leadership with a proven track record of bringing out the best in your colleagues.

You will work very closely with our Medical Director and Executive Team and will be influential in the work we are undertaking with our external partners within local health and care systems.  You must also be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with external stakeholders as our relationships with our commissioners, regulators, auditors and partners are key to the success of the Trust.

If successful you will join the Trust at an exciting time in our development.  We are focusing on the implementation of our new Quality and Place strategy, which ensure we focus on the integration of community health care, primary and social care, as the platform for system reform in the towns we serve.

The passion we all share at Bridgewater is to deliver resilient health and care services in partnership with others whether they be in the NHS, the wider public sector, the third sector or in business - improving health, adding social value and building upon the assets of our citizens and their communities.

Closing Date: Thursday 29th March

More information: View the job description and person specification at
For an informal conversation or further information regarding this post please contact: Colin Scales, Chief Executive Officer on 01942 482760.

Fit & Proper Persons Test (Directors)
Provider organisations must ensure that they only employ individuals who are fit for their role and are required to assess the fitness of such nominated individuals. Director posts will be subject to the requirements of Regulation 5 of the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. A Self-Declaration Form will be completed, alongside various employment checks, including a review of the Insolvency Register and Disqualified Directors Register.