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 for the people they serve.
About the role
We have a great opportunity for a new Deputy Director to support the Chief Executive and Nurse Director. We are looking for a change-maker, someone with experience of improvement, research and practice development, who can inspire others and deliver programmes of work. The post holder will lead on taking forward the Catalysts for Change programme, focussed on inequalities and scoping the ‘Community Nursing Observatory’ (working title) to connect researchers and build practitioner confidence in evidence based practice.
We are offering this as a full time two year fixed term contract or secondment opportunity on an Agenda for Change 8a salary band of £40-49k. If you are working at a more senior level we would consider a part time application.
For more information about the role and the organisation, please download the Excellence Profile and have a look around the rest of our website.
With a track record of developing community practice, you will be able to balance the strategic leadership of large projects with a very high level of attention to detail. You will have experience of a range of research methodologies, quality improvement, as well as writing high quality reports and project proposals. You will be able to listen deeply, analyse and synthesise a range of stakeholder perspectives and work in genuine partnership so that pieces of work 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 2,000 words in total.
- Relationship management (500 words)
- Outputs and productivity (500 words)
- Technical know-how (500 words)
- Teamwork (500 words)
The Excellence Profile describes 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 you would need to develop further.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the office on 0131 229 2333.
Closing date for completed applications: noon 1st August 2018,
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview:
1st stage – 9th August; 2nd stage – 20th August
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