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Head of Quality Management

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Job summary

As a senior manager within the Clinical Care and Quality Directorate the post holder will support the Assistant Director of Clinical Governance to ensure the continued development and implementation of a comprehensive, integrated and assured approach to all aspects of qualitymanagement including; quality assurance, quality control, quality improvement and quality planning. To ensure the organisation meets the requirements of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), manage the registration/de-registration process and monitor ongoing compliance withfundamental standards.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide detailed oversight of the organisation's status in relation to the CQC Fundamental Standards and Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE)
  • Lead on the development, implementation and review of systems and processes through self-assessment, real time audit, QIA's, NED led deep dives and we care visit programme.
  • Development of the annual Quality Account and oversee the development and implementation of the quality priorities.
  • Co-ordinate external agency visits (in relation to the clinical governance and quality portfolio e.g. CQC, NHS Improvement), oversee and collate evidence as requested, assess the quality and robustness of the evidence to ensure senior approval prior to submission

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 8th June 2023

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

It is important to us that all our staff are aligned to our Values and in particular the behaviours we expect from KCHFT managers. With this in mind as part of the selection process for this position you will be asked to complete two other activities in addition to the competency-based interview that you will invited to. This extended selection process is designed to assess your management style and the specific details of the exercises will be given if you are successfully shortlisted.

Person Specification

Analysis and presentation of data


  • Evidence of study at Masters level or equivalent

Masters level qualification or equivalent relevant experience


  • Experience in working in a governance role or quality assurance

Knowledge of governance in healthcare


  • Ability to gather review and analyse a variety of data from a number of sources

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