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Quality Governance Lead

Band 7

Main area
Clinical Governance
Band 7
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
King's Mill Hospital
£37,570 - £43,722 pro rata per annum
22/07/2019 23:59
Interview date

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff.  We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018, the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH. 


Are you passionate about improving patient care? Are you organised, adaptable, innovative, and resourceful with excellent leadership and communication skills? If so you are exactly the person we would like to join our team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Governance Support Unit (GSU), for 2 highly motivated and quality focussed individuals to join our friendly, patient focussed and forward thinking team.

You will play a pivotal role within the Governance Support Unit (GSU), reporting to the Deputy Head of Nursing for Quality Governance and working closely with the wider GSU team and Divisions across the Trust. This is a hands-on role and we are looking for significant knowledge, skills and experience relating to governance, quality and continuous improvement. You will be educated to degree level with a professional clinical qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent clinical governance experience and knowledge. 

The main focus of the role is on continuous quality improvement to support the delivery of high quality care by facilitating and supporting the Divisions to develop and maintain robust Governance arrangements and processes.   This will include working closely with the Divisional Governance Leads in order to recognise, co-ordinate, investigate and learn from incidents and Serious Incidents, develop action plans and share learning. This will include supporting the Divisions to ensure that incidents and Serious Incidents are escalated and investigated appropriately, within correct timescales, facilitating the production of high quality investigation reports and ensuring any identified actions are tracked through to timely closure. The role is pivotal in the promotion of a positive learning environment where changes are established and embedded to improve patient safety, experience and outcomes which ensures that both lessons are learnt and appropriate action is taken in response to mistakes and service failures.

The Quality Governance Lead will support the Divisions with the triangulation of a range of quality and safety related data and information in order to ensure Divisional assurance arrangements are able to evidence compliance with CQC registration and Commissioner Quality Schedule requirements. The Quality Governance Lead will also support the Divisions with the continual review, escalation of related risks at point of emergence and effective mitigation plans. Working closely with the Divisional Governance Lead and the Divisional Senior Management team the Quality Governance Lead will foster a culture which engages clinical and non-clinical staff to deliver excellent, high quality clinical services.

Interviews will be held on 30th July and 31st July 2019 (will only be required to attend on one date)

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Meg Haselden, Deputy Head of Quality Governance on 01623 622515 Ext. 2493