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Head of Perinatal, Gynae, Sexual Health, Paediatric Quality & Safety

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An incredible opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, committed and experienced person to join our team as head of quality and safety for the Women's and Children's Division here at University Hospitals Sussex.

We are only of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK, just over 2 years following a merger. This provides an exciting opportunity for shared learning and development of the services within our Division.

You will be an exceptional individual with vision and drive, passion and intellect as well as a broad range of strategic and professional skills. You must be fully committed to patient safety and be able to demonstrate a high level of organisational, analytical and leadership skills. The successful candidate must also have excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence and be a team player. Liaison with the divisional leadership team, service team, the consultant body and wider MDT will be a key element of the role. As a visible and credible leader you will provide highly specialist expert advice on all aspects of quality and safety across the services within our Division.

The aim of the post holder is to be a role model, sharing good practice, embedding learning and leading quality and safety improvements. He/she will empower clinical teams to promote safety improvements throughout the service.

Main duties of the job

To ensure that patient safety is proactively managed across the Division. To link CQC compliance, risks, and incidents and proactively work with services to focus on compliance, assurance and patient safety solutions.

A Division-wide role promoting, influencing, and implementing patient safety incident management throughout the Division working with and developing relationships with service clinical governance teams regarding patient safety issues. Sharing best practice and ensuring organisation-wide learning from patient safety incidents.

The Women, Children and Sexual Health Division is one of only 2 Divisions that are Trust wide across all 5 sites, meaning it is a highly complex and diverse Divisional portfolio to manage.

Maternity services nationally and locally are under intense scrutiny. The post holder will be of significant seniority and possess relevant experience to navigate the highly complex requirements of maternity governance processes.

About us

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal - to always put ourPatient First. In fact our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for a full description of the role and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered midwife or nurse and/OR Patient safety Expert
  • Education to Masters level or equivalent experience
  • Experience in service improvement techniques / methodologies
  • Demonstrable previous success in leading and delivering change and performance with and through clinical teams
  • Significant experience at band 8a or equivalent
  • Experience of extensive involvement with risk management


  • Management/Leadership Qualification
  • Experience in Human Factors
  • Project experience (GANTT, PRINCE)
  • Experience in CNST incentives schemes assessment
  • Organisational/strategic experience in managing services

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Brighton, Haywards Heath, Worthing and Chichester


BN11 2DH

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