Chief Nurse – East London NHS Foundation Trust


Chief Nurse – East London NHS Foundation Trust


Trust Headquarters



Role Type

Chief Nurse

Start Date


End Dates

July 4, 2024




Chief Nurse - ELFT

East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) is seeking an exceptional Chief Nurse who has the energy and passion to make a sustainable and lasting difference to our populations and those we care for.

The Chief Nurse is an exciting and challenging role at the heart of our organisation and integral to the Trust’s vision. As a member of the Trust Board and executive team, you will share accountability for the overall delivery of performance and financial sustainability, and will role model our values, supporting positive and mutually respectful relationships at all levels in the organisation, acting with kindness and championing inclusion at all times.

Providing influential and visible clinical leadership, you will inspire our clinical and nursing workforce as well as Trust partners to build on our reputation of delivering the highest quality mental health and community care in a complex and increasingly integrated health economy. We are committed to our people plan, so you will help us to retain, develop, support and attract staff with a key focus on improving staff’s health, safety and wellbeing.

The role requires an individual with a passionate and forward-thinking approach to clinical leadership, quality and improvement. Our ideal Chief Nurse will have either a mental health or community health nursing background, will need to demonstrate clinical excellence and innovation in healthcare, and possess the ability and charisma to engage staff and stakeholders on a national stage.

We warmly welcome applications from members of our vibrant and diverse communities who bring an understanding of some of the challenges faced by our local populations, and who are committed to developing a truly inclusive culture. This is an exciting time to be part of our journey.

For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact Finn McNulty or Matt Simpson at Hunter Healthcare, by emailing or by calling 07966 006091.

Candidate Information Pack


July 4, 2024

Applications Close

July 8, 2024


July 16, 2024

Stakeholder Sessions (MS Teams)

July 17, 2024

Panel Interview (Face to Face)

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