Director of Nursing & Quality – Integration & Commissioning

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an innovative Trust and be at the forefront of mental health and community innovation. Reporting to the Chief Nurse, our new Director of Nursing & Quality – Integration & Commissioning will ensure high quality care is delivered across the Lead Provider Collaborative (LPC) and Integrated Care Systems (ICS) by supporting the development of a leading Nursing & Quality function.

You will play a pivotal role in supporting the development, interpretation, implementation and monitoring of overall health and integrated care service policy and strategy, ensuring that there is a robust quality assurance framework in place.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will strategically lead the LPC/ICS compliance with statutory functions associated with Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance and Surveillance, Place and Service Quality Management System, Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Health Inequalities. As a proactive collaborator, you will provide strategic advice and support to ICS Placed Boards on matters relating to quality risks, joining up of systems and processes, triangulation of issues of concern and appropriate levels of escalation.

You will be passionate about providing the best possible outcomes for residents by ensuring the LPC/ICS commissions services that maintain a consistent focus on quality, integration and innovation. The postholder will promote a culture which values continuing professional development and strives for excellence in the delivery of patient care and quality improvement.

This is an inspiring time to join our Trust as we take on responsibility for the implementation of specialised commissioning responsibilities from NHSE to LSCFT in our role as Lead Provider to the system. Our new Director of Nursing & Quality – Integration & Commissioning will have oversight and responsibility to implement these changes and this role presents an exciting opportunity to leave an impactful legacy that benefits our local population and communities.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

We are looking for collaborative, driven and adaptable leaders with a strong ability to influence the strategic direction for our services. We are seeking a motivated and influential leader who is partnership led and who has significant experience engaging with stakeholders of all levels.

In return, you could be part of an upward journey, in which there is both permission and support to be innovative, in order to develop leading Nursing & Quality function across the LPC/ICS.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. In recruiting to our Trust, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best organisations 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.

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • oAppropriate Professional Qualification (e.g. RMN)
  • oIs educated to masters degree level or equivalent.



  • oHas current and broad knowledge of the whole NHS context.
  • oKnowledge of the NHSE Provider Collaborative Programmes



  • oDemonstrable track record gained in leadership roles, at or near Board level, within a large and complex healthcare organisation.
  • oSubstantial experience gained in operational management across a diverse portfolio of services, with evidence of leading large staff teams and budget accountabilities and of achieving excellent performance levels
  • oEvidence of leading and managing complex change and transformation programmes across a large organisation and of supporting and inspiring individuals through this

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

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Date Event
22nd May Closing date