The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is a small charity doing big things in promoting excellence in community nursing to improve the health and well-being of the people of Scotland. We support, encourage and inspire nurses employed by the NHS, independent or charitable sector who work in a huge range of roles across Scotland to really make a difference to Scotland’s communities.
About the role
We have a great opportunity for a new Deputy Director with a nursing or midwifery background to support the Chief Executive and Nurse Director. We are looking for a change maker, a nurse or midwife with experience of improvement, research and practice development, who can inspire others and deliver programmes of work. The post holder will lead on QNIS policy and influencing work, the development of inspiring virtual networking opportunities for Scotland’s community nurses, the evaluation of our programmes and developing the next phase of the Catalysts for Change programme.
The post is based in our historic home in Castle Terrace, Edinburgh and is offered on a full-time basis with an annual salary of £43-48k depending on experience with a 10% employers pension contribution and 28 days annual leave with 10 additional bank holidays to be taken flexibly.
A registered nurse or midwife, educated to masters level, with a track record of developing community practice, you will be able to balance the management of large projects with a very high level of attention to detail. You will have a deep commitment to social justice and experience of leadership in community nursing or midwifery, a good understanding of roles across community care including mental health, public health and current policy issues. You will be familiar with a range of research methodologies, and quality improvement tools combined with attuned facilitation skills. You will be experienced in writing high quality reports for a range of audiences and persuasive project proposals. You will be able to listen deeply, analyse and synthesise a range of stakeholder perspectives and work in genuine partnership so that projects are co-produced. Crucial to success in the role will be great communication skills to bring others with you, negotiate effectively and inspire hearts and minds.
To apply, please send a CV and Covering Letter to Dawn.Cruse@qnis.org.uk . The covering letter should explain how your experience matches each of the four areas of the Excellence Profile in no more than 2000 words in total.
- Relationship management (500 words)
- Outputs and productivity (500 words)
- Technical know-how (500 words)
- Teamwork (500 words)
The About You section and the Excellence Profile describe someone who is achieving to the highest standard within the role, we do not expect a candidate to come with the full set of skills and abilities, so your covering letter needs to set out your experience and capabilities as well as highlighting the areas which you would like to develop further.
For an informal discussion about the role, please email email@example.com
Closing date for completed applications: 29th June 2020
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on: 7th July 2020
QNIS is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Charity Number SC005751