London, Greater London
£47,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Academy, the Florence Nightingale Foundation is seeking a Head of Nursing & Midwifery Leadership & Scholarship Programmes.

The post holder is required to work flexibly across the organisation.  The portfolio of programmes that they manage is likely to vary over time as will the balance of academic and managerial duties.  

  • Provide strong academic leadership within the Academy and have a specific role responsibility in respect of quality assurance and improvement for scholarship and leadership programmes, including online.
  • Support the future strategic and operational development of the Academy across learning and teaching.
  • Contribute to our thinking and be challenging on how FNF can transform the way it addresses equity disparities, embraces diversity and becomes more inclusive.
  • Foster the development of an inclusive learning community, using teaching approaches which encourage transformational learning, working in partnership with commissioners and associates.  
  • Manage a team to deliver the end to end process of all scholarship and commissioned leadership programmes.   
  • Establish and maintain robust processes and systems to ensure good governance and transparency 
  • Overall responsibility to manage all the programme contracts 
  • Establish and maintain a robust system to administer and manage all programme and scholar finances
  • Contribute to the delivery of programmes inline with education and practice expertise


  • Work with Deputy Director of the FNF Academy to manage change in response to external events and new policies; this may require the reformulation and adjustment of plans and strategies to ensure that the programmes in the post holder’s portfolio remain fit for purpose, for example virtual delivery 
  • Handle complex queries and complaints about the application process and funding decisions by telephone, email, and in person 
  • Co-ordinate planning the annual cycle and timing of programmes  
  • Monitor workload and co-ordination of administrative functions
  • Write evaluation reports and provide data for board papers as required 
  • Research and publicise outputs and impacts of the programmes  
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of a scholar and sponsor database (Central Records Management, CRM) 


  • Oversee the preparation and tracking of scholar employer contribution invoices 
  • Oversee administration of scholars’ expenses throughout their scholarship, for example payment of expenses/invoices 
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure financial records are available for the Finance and Investment Committee and Board meetings  
  • Use Salesforce to prepare reports for sponsors to provide assurance the funding has been appropriately spent and accounted for and are aligned to the sponsor’s reporting requirements  


  • Contribute to the delivery of programmes inline with education and practice expertise
  • Oversee promotion of the FNF scholarship and leadership opportunities through website and social media in collaboration with Communications team
  • Organise workshops and stakeholder meetings as required 
  • Work in partnership with the Communications, events and marketing team to facilitate opportunities to showcase the impact of programmes including annual scholar conference. 
  • Assist the Deputy & Director of the FNF Academy in generating and maintaining strong nationally-based networks and positive working relationships within NHS, HEIs and other health-related organisations to benefit the FNF programmes.  
  • Liaise with members of the Executive Senior Management Team in order to meet responsibilities and undertake duties effectively 


  • The post holder will manage a Programme Manager and their administrative support. They will take responsibility for the supervision of day to day administrative staff workloads as appropriate.  


Person Specification 

The person will demonstrate the following core values which relate specifically to this post: 

  • Integrity 
  • Flexibility 
  • Quality focus  
  • A supportive style 

Professional Knowledge and Experience 

  • Active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council  
  • Masters level qualification in a healthcare or leadership related topic 
  • Experience of working in Higher Education setting


1.     Decisiveness

The ability to make active decisions or to commit oneself by speaking one’s mind and taking position. 

  • makes decisions that affect other departments, units, clusters
  • makes decisions that promote efficiency and effectiveness of his/her own and other departments 
  • translates policy into actions for his/her department, taking other departments into account
  • makes decisions and takes actions that solve recurrent problems 
  • takes up a position in meetings that reflects a super-departmental point of view 

2.     Result-Orientedness

The ability to take direct action in order to attain or exceed objectives.

  • sets high standards, defines challenging yet feasible objectives
  • looks actively for the best way to achieve goals, considers his/her options carefully
  • mobilizes means and people, even when others need to be persuaded of its necessity  
  • redirects processes regularly, focusing on objectives
  • does not give in, looks actively for alternative possibilities when confronted with adversity

3.     Learning Ability

The ability to absorb new information readily and to put it into practice effectively.

  • develops new ideas and proposals after studying and processes matters that have to do with his/her position 
  • asks for feedback on his/her performance in order to improve
  • is able to absorb complex information and integrate it into his/her own method 
  • learns readily from his/her mistakes
  • uses newly acquired knowledge readily for his/her own organization 

4.     Planning and Organizing

The ability to determine goals and priorities and to assess the actions, time and resources needed to achieve those goals.

  • translates management proposals into feasible action plans
  • makes realistic budgets
  • sets strategic priorities for his/her department based on the organization`s policy
  • finds the right moments for making decisions
  • assigns people and resources effectively

5.     Problem Analysis

The ability to detect problems, recognize important information, and link various data; to trace potential causes and look for relevant details.

  • notices problems that occur and oversees their consequences for the work`s progress
  • looks at a problem from various points of view: financial, strategic, personal, et cetera
  • is able to place a problem`s development in time
  • sees connections between seemingly unconnected operational problems and events 
  • gets to the heart of a matter readily by asking the right questions and using the right sources 

6.     Written Expression

The ability to express ideas and views clearly to others in writing.

  • presents complex issues in simple language that everybody understands
  • structures a complicated story in logical steps
  • provides sufficient, not too much, instruction and information
  • structures an argument in way that conclusions follow logically
  • adjusts his/her use of language to the audience
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Posted on: 08 October 2021
Closed date: 06 November 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Nursing

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