The NHS Commissioning Board last week begin the recruitment process for 19 senior director posts, all with salaries of more than £100,000.
The commissioning board is due to take over the day to day running of the NHS from the Department of Health, as part of the government’s health reforms.
Jane Cummings took on the role of chief nursing officer with the board in June. It has now launched a recruitment drive for a further 19 senior posts.
Among them is a “director of nursing: quality improvement and care”. The post comes with an advertised salary of £125,000.
The job is expected to be based in Leeds, although a job advertisement published last week noted that “flexibility may be possible on discussion”.
Priority for the 19 posts will be given to staff whose jobs are “affected by change” or are at risk of redundancy, as a result of the abolition of primary care trusts and strategic health authorities.
The nursing roles on the NHS Commissioning Board are separate from the new post of director of nursing for public health, held by Viv Bennett, which is based at the Department of Health.