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Workforce Governance Manager

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Workforce Governance team. As Workforce Governance Manager you will work as part of the team providing a comprehensive business and project administrative function across all Workforce functions.

The role is a diverse role that includes engagement with key stakeholders both internal and external of the Trust, working in partnership with Trade Union colleagues as well as Workforce colleagues.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for the activity of the team ensuring the accurate and punctual preparation of all work, ensuring quality assurance, control and checking mechanisms are adhered to with the agreed timescales. Production of workforce data to support our HR colleagues will be required as well as overseeing multiple group meeting agendas, policy development and Agenda for Change processes.

A sound knowledge of Agenda for Change processes would be beneficial as would an understanding of Freedom of Information and Subject Access requests as well as experience of maintaining risk registers and databases.

You will provide support and advisory services to support the delivery of the objectives of the team. The postholder should have experience of managing or supervising staff as the role includes managing the Workforce Governance team in all aspects of their workload and delegating work accordingly.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region (Halton, Warrington, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens) and is also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health, specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families and carers to design and develop future services together.

Our clinical services are provided across over 170 sites , supported by a corporate teams based at our offices in Kings Business Park, Prescot, and Hollins Park, Warrington.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Shortlisting will take place on 1st June 2023

Interviews 8th June 2023

Person Specification



  • CIPD Qualified (level 5) or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Knowledge of employment law and its application
  • Understanding of employee relations best practice


  • Knowledge and understanding of key NHS issues including national and local policy drivers



  • Significant experience providing support and advisory services to a diverse customer base to achieve objectives in a busy work environment
  • Evidence of providing HR professional advice and support to a range of professionals
  • Experience of developing, negotiating and delivering HR policies
  • Demonstrable experience of working effectively with Trade Unions
  • Experience of producing detailed written reports, communication materials and presentations for a variety of sources
  • Experience of planning, organising and recording multi-disciplinary meetings and events
  • Understanding of the importance and requirements of Data Protection - GDPR and Confidentiality


  • NHS experience in HR or governance
  • Knowledge of the NHS HR strategies and initiatives
  • Line management
  • Project management



  • Ability to communicate effectively and confidently both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to review and interpret complex data / information to produce reports
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to use judgement to make recommendations
  • Ability to maintain and manage accurate records of projects and initiatives
  • Ability to maintain and manage accurate records of projects and initiatives
  • Ability to cope with tight deadlines and competing priorities
  • Well developed customer service skills
  • Experience of demonstrable ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Effective IT skills
  • Ability to seek solutions to customer queries using internal and external sources available
  • Organising and prioritising own and others workloads to changing and often tight deadlines.



  • Knowledge of Trust values

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