Clinical Governance Support Officer

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£25,654 to £31,533 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
This is an exciting post for a Clinical Governance Support Officer who will have overall responsibility for providing an effective and efficient specialist administration service for the Women's Services Quality and Safety Team.

The post holder will be supporting staff in the delivery of high quality care, ensuring patient safety, providing support and advice in the management of incidents, clinical audit & quality improvement projects and ensuring that learning from incidents and audit is shared and acted upon.

The post holder will need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated and have experience in the provision and support of clinical audit, quality improvement and management of incidents of providing administrative support organising and taking meeting minutes using computer and data management systems to support and monitor activities. They will be responsible for providing efficient administrative support to the Quality & Safety team and will be able to work to time frames and have exceptional organisational skills. They will need to be flexible and have the ability to work as part of a team. The successful candidate will have the ability to manage own workload and priorities, including acting independently, ensuring absolute confidentiality at all times.

Main duties of the job

  • Carries out the recording and tracking of compliance with Naton Institute Clinical Excellence (NICE) and high priority audit
  • To ensure all quality and safety projects, audits are registered on the central database and maintains up to date records and action plans.
  • Assists with the maintenance and recording of quality and safety data
  • Supports and advises on aspects of clinical audit
  • Work closely with the Business Intelligence team to input, validate and produce data from computerised systems to assist with planning and performance when required. Contributes to the maintenance of accurate audit activity databases e.g Maternity Dashboard and the Yorkshire and Humber regional maternity dashboard, providing written information when requested and submitted within agreed timelines.
  • Produces monthly statistics from ESR g. mandatory training and appraisal reporting to inform of compliance
  • As administrator, maintains and downloads guidelines to the Trust intranet and informs authors when guidelines are approaching review dates facilitating the circulation and approval process
  • Ensures the recording and tracking of guidelines on the central database producing reports to inform of compliance
  • Provide administrative support in the management of incidents, sharing of learning and monitoring of action plans.
  • Organises and attends monthly quality and safety meetings for Women's Services recording attendance, taking and distributing minute

About us

The post holder works as part of a Patient Centred Service Group across both Trust sites.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnership's ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information re this post please see Job Description and Person Specification attached.

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to become part of an established, supportive and friendly team. We will support the Clinical Governance Support Officer to build on their existing skills and develop their knowledge of the Governance processes. The successful candidate is required to be able to demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification.

Informal Enquiries to Matron Quality & Safety team

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme including life assurance cover and advice on childcare.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working with software systems and packages.


  • Experience of working with Hospitals Software Systems within the NHS.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience of relating to people at all levels (demonstrates ability).



  • Be able to work as part of a multi-professional team.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office with the ability to comprehensively use word,publisher and excel.
  • Good organisational Skills.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative whilst under pressure, including working to tight deadlines and prioritising work effectively.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to resolve problems within own sphere of work.


  • Demonstrate involvement in project work.
  • Report writing, presentation and minute taking skills.
  • Knowledge of governance.



  • Be prepared to undertake any training to meet the development of the post.


  • Knowledge of patient administration systems or equivalent.



  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent.


  • Educated to degree level.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Women's & Newborn Unit

Bradford Royal Infirmary



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Women's & Newborn

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