Safety Compliance and Assurance Manager

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year per annum inclusive
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Job summary

12 months Fixed Term contract

GOSH is committed to improving safety through the delivery of high quality, world-class care. It is an exciting time to be joining the team at GOSH with a 5-year Safety Strategy for our ambitions to be exemplars in healthcare safety.

The Safety Compliance & Assurance Manager role is critical in helping the Medical Director's Office (MDO) team achieve this, reporting to the Director of Safety Surveillance to drive our success. Safety Surveillance is a new corporate team, and the Safety Compliance and Assurance Manager will be a senior role, deputising for the Director of Safety Surveillance.

For an informal discussion, contact Claire Harrison, Director of Safety Surveillance

Main duties of the job

To be equal to this opportunity, you will come with experience of safety compliance, regulation and governance in a healthcare setting and commit to high standards of accountability and transparency to deliver change. An excellent verbal and written communicator, strong team player and collaborator, you will provide high quality advice and guidance to Directorate colleagues, working alongside related teams and supporting Executives and senior managers on complex safety and regulatory compliance matters. You will use your knowledge and experience of compliance and regulatory frameworks and understanding of the regulatory landscape and direction of travel, to influence others to deliver the highest standards of care, promoting and valuing psychological safety and a just culture.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Gosh Values
  • Knowledge and Understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Education, training and qualifications


  • Degree /Professional Qualification
  • Postgraduate qualification/Masters or equivalent experience in patient safety, risk, governance or compliance
  • Awareness of professional developments beyond the department


  • Master's degree

Skills and abilities


  • Proven ability to analyse complex problems/ information from a variety of sources and to develop and successfully implement practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Ability to be intellectually flexible and to look beyond existing structures, ways of working, boundaries and organisations to produce more effective and innovative service delivery and partnerships
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively, and to prioritise work programs in the face of competing demands
  • Ability to communicate highly complex information that may be difficult to understand or in an antagonistic atmosphere, to internal and external stakeholders and experience of making presentations to internal and external groups on a regular basis
  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working

Knowledge & Experience


  • Demonstrable previous success in supporting and delivering the patient and risk management agenda in the NHS including the National Patient Safety Strategy
  • Well-developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and teams, and have them understand the Trust's and your performance expectations
  • Knowledge of safety compliance and/or governance requirements in the NHS patient safety arena, including the CQC, GIRFT, and other assessment frameworks
  • Experience of developing and implementing a programme of internal quality assurance assessments to seek assurance of compliance with CQC outcomes and other regulatory requirements
  • Experience of developing, managing and updating large, complex databases

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