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Recruitment and Retention Lead for Nursing Workforce

Band 8A

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Recruitment and Retention Lead for Nursing Workforce
Band 8A
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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John Radcliffe/ Churchill/ Horton Hospital
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum
21/07/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Recruitment and Retention Lead: Nursing Workforce

Band 8A


 The Surgery , Womens and Oncology Division has an exciting permanent opportunity to join the well-established Divisional Team, working as a Recruitment and Retention Lead: Nursing Workforce.

 The Division looks after over 3000 staff covering a broad range of patient services including surgery, oncology and maternity.

 This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team focused on continuous improvement with the chance to work closely with some of the most experienced managers in the Trust.

This pivitol position will lead proactive recruitment and retention initiatives that are expected to contribute towards a valued and stable nursing workforce.Key to this role will be the engagement and support of clinical managers in best practice recruitment and retention measures and the delivery of robust data that contributes towards an sustainable and effective workforce plan and Divisional recruitment and retention strategy.  

Proven experience of innovative and successful Recruitment and Retention at an organisational level is essential and understanding of the wider nursing workforce challenges desirable.. Further details are specified in the job description and person specification. Previous experience working at a similar level is essential

This role will be predominantly based at the Churchill site with travel required between other hospitals sites based in Oxford and Banbury.

It is highly advisable that any interested applicants email Sarah Curtis, Divisional Lead for Practice Development and Education prior to an interview for further information on this position. Sarah.Curtis@ouh.nhs.uk. All applications must be made in full (no CVs) through NHS Jobs

Trust Values and Expected Behaviours.

Over a thousand patients and colleagues assisted us in developing a set of values that will help us achieve our ambition of delivering compassionate excellence. To help us live out those values in our work, we have defined the types of behaviours that will either ensure we meet the high standards we have set.

These are the values that should characterise all that we do and our behaviours with our patients, families and each other. Our values and expected behaviours are:

Compassion:  Putting patients at the heart of what we do and recognising different needs.

Respect:  Encouraging a spirit of support, integrity, respect and teamwork.

Excellence:  Taking pride in the quality of care we provide for our patients and customers.

Learning:  Learning from successes and setbacks.

Delivery:  Delivering high standards of health care for our patients and customers

Improvement:  Striving to improve what we do through change and innovation.

These values and behaviours are extremely important to us and we expect everyone who works with us in any capacity to share and uphold these values and behaviours.

Closing date: 21 July 2019

Planned interview date: 31 July 2019

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Further details / informal visits contact

sarah.curtis@ouh.nhs.uk, 01865 226534 or 07528 713689

It is highly recommended that any interested applicants should contact Sarah Curtis for an informal meeting to discuss this position in more detail.