Job Description

As a Wellbeing Lead, you will be the central point of contact in the Division for workforce wellbeing and will work closely with the Division’s Nursing Recruitment and Retention Lead, Head/Deputy of Nursing, Human Resources Business Partner team, Divisional Psychology team, Trust Workplace Wellbeing Leads, and other Divisional colleagues and teams linked to the delivery of effective workplace wellbeing initiatives.

In addition you will act as the main contact for all new Nursing staff in the Division to ensure their experiences are positive and to offer expertise and reliable information and advice across the full spectrum of workplace issues new starters may experience as well as any pastoral support required.

You will identify and articulate the challenges faced by both newly appointed nurses and existing nurses on the wards (especially in the context of Covid 19) and propose, seek agreement and embed initiatives to improve staff experience and engagement

  • Proactively communicate and build relationships with new nursing staff as they join the Division and as they continue their career with the aim of ensuring they have a positive staff experience from day one.
  • Check in on a regular basis with newly qualified nurses, and in conjunction with the ward manager, troubleshoot issues to ensure they are fully supported.
  • Liaise and work very closely with the ward managers to feedback any issues (new and existing staff) or concerns individuals have, and vice versa
  • Work with the registered and unregistered nursing staff to identify pressure points and hot spots and work with them to address issues as they arise.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the Workplace Wellbeing plan for new nursing staff, making recommendations for further development and managing resulting change.
  • Promote and enable access to existing support systems available within the Trust, such as Occupational Health and Trust Wellbeing and Psychological Services teams, signposting when and where relevant and identify gaps in provision to co-design, deliver and evaluate new services
  • Forge strong links between the nursing teams and the divisional psychology team. This includes signposting to the psychology service and working with the team on staff support interventions e.g. arranging debriefs following traumatic patient events, arranging additional staff support and coordinating checking in sessions with the psychology team on a weekly basis.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Job vacancy: Wellbeing Lead, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Weston-super-Mare | (