Chief Nursing Officer

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (ICS) is a partnership of local NHS and local government organisations working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities. We are one of the largest health and care systems in the country with a history of working in partnership to make lives better. Our ICS has been created to better join up hospital and community services, physical and mental health services and health and social care. We have been working together to co-ordinate services more closely, to make real, practical improvements to people’s lives, providing more consistency of care, breaking down barriers between services and reducing inequalities.

On 1 July 2022, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board (ICB) will be established, which is a statutory NHS body responsible for managing resources, delivering care and improving the health of the populations we serve.

Main duties of the job

Our Chief Nursing Officer will have an influential executive role and be responsible for building partnerships and collaborating with provider collaboratives, public health, local government, other partners and local people to deliver better access, improvements in life outcomes and reductions in health inequalities. As Chief Nursing Officer, you will ensure that the nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals’ contribution to the ICB’s core objectives will be significant, reflecting their overall contribution to frontline care, leadership and management in the ICB.

We are looking for an experienced senior nurse who can demonstrate a compassionate and inspirational leadership style for our nursing, midwifery, AHP and care professionals and an ability to influence across organisational and professional boundaries. You will have a strong values base with a personal commitment to the values of the NHS Long Term Plan. You should be a nurse with current NMC registration as you will need to provide high quality clinical and professional leadership and will have designated accountable for statutory and non-statutory functions that the ICB will need to perform. We are interested in speaking with applicants who are keen advocates of Nurses, Midwives and AHP’s and who are dedicated to fostering a culture in which equality, diversity, inclusion and allyship are actively promoted across the ICS.

About us

In HIOW ICB, we recognise the importance of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We want everyone to feel welcomed, respected, and accepted for who they are. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In recruiting to our Board, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve. We especially welcome applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage, LGBTQ+ communities, and from people with lived experience of disability

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CANDIDATES: If you would like to have a confidential conversation about this role and how to apply, please contact our executive search partner, Finn McNulty at Hunter Healthcare via fmcnulty@hunter-healthcare or via 07966 006091

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is accountable forall matters, statutory and non-statutory, relating tothe nursing, midwifery and allied health professionalworkforce, safeguarding and quality improvementand assurance of the ICB.The CNO will (along with the Chief Medical Officer)be accountable for providing high quality clinical andprofessional leadership and that this is embedded atall levels of the system as set out in the Clinical CareProfessional Leadership Guidance. They will lead thequality improvement strategy for the ICB workingwith all providers. This will work to embed a culture oflearning and continuous improvement across the ICB.The CNO will provide senior nursing leadershipto the Integrated Care Board (ICB) supporting thedevelopment and delivery of the long term planof the ICB working with the Chief Medical Officerand clinical communities across the IntegratedCare System (ICS). They will ensure this reflectsand integrates the strategies of all relevant partnerorganisations of the ICB, with a particular focuson developing and embedding the patient safetyresponse framework and quality improvement.As a member of the unitary board, the CNO willbe jointly responsible for planning and allocatingresources to meet the four core purposes ofICSs; to improve outcomes in population healthand healthcare; tackle inequalities in outcomes,experience and access; enhance productivity andvalue for money and help the NHS support broadersocial and economic development.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

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Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG


CCG HQ, The Castle


SO23 8UJ

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