NHS England is looking for a national community nursing advisor.
The community nursing advisor will be integral to raising the profile of community nursing by working collaboratively with key organisations including Health Education England, Public Health England, Queen's Nursing Institute and the Royal College of Nursing. They will also work as part of the national Nursing Directorate team in delivering across the Transforming Nursing for Community and Primary Care Programme.
They will identify key issues that need taking forward for community nursing from the Five Year Forward View.
Michelle Mello, head of commissioning (nursing) at NHS England, said that the advisor will be required to demonstrate senior leadership skills and to think strategically. "They will need to be able to work collaboratively across a range of partners. This involves being credible with practitioners who are delivering care, as well as with national partners and commissioners. As an influential voice for community nursing they will need to be confident, articulate and convincing about person-centred care and the great contribution that community nurses make to improving health outcomes."
Ms Mello expects the successful candidate to deliver on two or three key priority areas for community nursing. "One particular challenge for community nursing is around workforce, so one of the priority areas I would expect them to be driving is to support more effective commissioning of the community nursing workforce in line with the Five Year Forward View," she added.
NHS England already has a primary care nursing advisor and these two roles will work parallel to each other.
The position is a 12-month secondment based in NHS England.