Chief Nursing Officer

This is an exciting time to join the executive leadership team for the Dorset Integrated Care Board (ICB).

The Dorset ICB will be a key organisation in the Dorset Integrated Care System (ICS), which comprises the NHS, local government, care sector and the voluntary sector to coordinate health and care services for the whole needs of our local population. The ICB will take on the current functions of Dorset CCG along with a broader strategic responsibility for overseeing healthcare strategies for the population of Dorset. It is anticipated that ICBs will take on statutory form, subject to the passage of legislation through parliament, from July 2022.

There is long and successful history of joint working in Dorset between the NHS, Local Authority Public Health, Social Care, the Third Sector, Housing and Children’s Services, to address the factors that determine health throughout the life course and to seek to reduce demand on health care services in a more preventative and proactive manner. In the last 24 months, there has been a real step-change in the strength and effectiveness of this partnership working.

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) will support the development and delivery of the long-term plan of the ICB. They will ensure this reflects and integrates the strategies of all relevant partner organisations of the ICB, supporting the development of a shared clinical strategy, with the Chief Medical Officer.

As a member of the unitary board, each board director is jointly responsible for planning and allocating resources to meet the four core purposes of the ICS:

  • to improve outcomes in population health and healthcare;
  • tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience, and access;
  • enhance productivity and value for money; and
  • help the NHS support broader social and economic development.

They are responsible for their part in the management of the budget of the ICB. The CNO reports directly to the ICB Chief Executive and is professionally accountable to the NHS England and NHS Improvement Regional Nursing Director.

This role requires a keen intellect to analyse complex problems and to support and facilitate the development of coalitions that can develop and deliver shared visions in order to address them successfully. The post holder will have an independence of thought, emotional intelligence, the ability to work through conflict and ambiguity, and the ability to demonstrate a range of leadership styles to secure results through high-level influencing skills.

For further information about this role, please contact Matt Simpson at Hunter Healthcare through his colleague Lucy Hussona:

To download the candidate pack click here


Date Event
March 28, 2022 Closing Date