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Assistant Director of Governance & Risk

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year Per Annum Pro-rata if part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Job summary

The post holder will work with the Director Governance to lead on the oversight of the Trust's corporate, quality and safety agenda with the main focus being on the strategic leadership of the clinical quality governance, risk and assurance frameworks of the organisation. The role is critical to the achievement of the Trust's strategic objectives and fundamental to the provision of sound board assurance processes.

Main duties of the job

The role has oversight and development of the clinical and corporate governance teams. It will play a key role in the implementation of the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework. Establishment and maintenance of a sound risk management and policy governance framework. Leads the operational plans to prepare for and respond to external assessments, including those by the CQC and NHS England. Provides expert advice on legal matters pertaining to the Trust, including claims and clinical negligence issues. Deputises for the Executive Director of Governance when required. A member of the senior on call rota.

About us

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe. We offer planned orthopaedic surgery to people locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Trust is a very special hospital; big enough to deliver world class services and small enough to offer exceptional patient and staff experience. We offer a working experience unique in the West Midlands and we're always on the lookout for passionate people to join our award-winning team.

The ROH is an equal opportunities employer. We employ people of difference and are committed to growing an inclusive culture, where difference is celebrated, and people feel able to bring their whole and authentic self to work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a range of inclusive, family friendly and flexible working arrangements and policies, to support our people in the workplace. Flexible working requests will be considered.

The Trust is committed to the Disability Confident Interview Scheme and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

If you have a disability and need any support with your application or require any reasonable adjustments to be implemented please do get in touch with the Recruiting Manager for this position so that the team can support you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Establish links and working arrangements with other organisations Act as a point of contact for the CQC Assessors and other agencies for quality and safety initiatives.

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Person Specification

Skills and experience


  • Line management of staff and evidence of developing teams


  • Evidence of continuous personal development

Skills and experience


  • At least three years handling complex NHS litigation/clinical negligence claims



  • Educated to masters degree or equivalent



  • Experience of working with Boards & sub Board Committees



  • Knowledge and experience of handling incidents according to NHS regulations

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