Applications for this role have now closed. Thank you for your interest in QNIS.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is a small charity making a big difference. QNIS supports, develops and inspires Scotland’s community nurses and midwives to be agents for health improvement and catalysts for social change. We help them develop their expertise to drive positive action to build a healthier, kinder, fairer, greener Scotland.
About the role
For the right person this is a dream role to guide the ongoing evolution of leadership programmes for QNIS. It is an opportunity to work alongside Clare Cable, Chief Executive and Nurse Director, and take over the management and delivery of the Queen’s Nurses Development Programme (QNDP) to enable Clare to focus on the strategic leadership of the charity. Working with an expert advisory group, the postholder will be responsible for the delivery of the QNDP, taking an active part as a facilitator and managing the programme as a whole. They will lead on writing funding applications to generate the income and to manage relationships with funders to enable a sustainable future. The role also includes the development of the Queen’s Nurse network, weaving a community of support, as well as overseeing the fellowship of retired Queen’s Nurses who trained prior to 1969. The postholder will lead QNIS’s work around practitioner wellbeing, promoting a person-centred culture in health and care services. The role includes being part of the senior team at QNIS, shaping responses to relevant policy and professional issues for community nursing, and representing the charity in national strategic groups.
The post is full time (37.5 hours), based mainly in our office in central Edinburgh, with scope for some flexible working from home. We are offering a salary of £56,416. Benefits include: a 10% contributory group pension with Aegon, with salary sacrifice option; 28 days annual leave with an additional 10 bank holiday days which can be taken flexibly.
An NMC registrant, nurse, or midwife, you will be an experienced programme manager; familiar with managing processes, budgets, designing evaluation and reporting on impact. You will be a highly skilled facilitator of learning and improvement, experienced in creating safe spaces for the transformational development of others. You will have an understanding of the person-centred framework (McCormack and McCance, 2017), and a range of creative, contemplative methodologies for improvement and change.
With a broad and deep knowledge of the health and social care policy landscape of Scotland, you will have an understanding of the range of issues affecting community nurses and midwives and Scotland’s public health challenges.
You will be highly self-aware and committed to wellbeing and self-care of yourself and others, bringing your own compassionate and creative leadership to the senior team at QNIS.
For more information about the role and the organisation, please download the Excellence Profile.Download Excellence Profile
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For an informal discussion about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will arrange a suitable time to call you.
- Closing date for completed applications: 17th October 10.00am
- Date for interviews: 26th October at QNIS, Castle Terrace
QNIS is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
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