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Divisional Governance and Quality Lead

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS, pa
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for a highly experienced, committed and motivated person to lead on quality governance and compliance within the Adult Community Mental Health Services reporting into the Head of Nursing.

You will work closely with the Head of nursing to ensure that quality, safety and compassion are embedded in all services within the divisions, in relation to service improvement, governance processes and compliance against all quality standards.

We are looking for someone who can embrace change, has a genuine desire to continue to improve our services and who will provide leadership support on quality and governance at local and senior level.

This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week) and the candidate must have a full and valid driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes due to the large geographical area that these posts covers.

The Trust is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and we welcome applications from a broad spectrum of society.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to support strategic leadership for the division in relation to quality improvement within services, governance processes, and compliance against quality standards and other performance metrics.

The post holder will support the Divisional Head of Nursing on the development and implementation of the Quality Assurance Framework within service delivery, establishing best practice standards and performance targets, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and providing expert guidance to support the delivery of services that reflect the best interests of people who use them.

The post holder will keep abreast of national initiatives and developments, identifying and communicating changes to ensure that best practice initiatives are implemented as part of continuous improvement across the Division's Adult Community and Social Services. They will assist in ensuring that teams have up to date policies and procedures in place that are relevant, understood and complied with, and will assist in training and development of staff as appropriate.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description/person specification for the main responsibilities and full details of the post.

Person Specification



  • RMN/RGN/Midwife/Graduate/Doctor/ with under and/or post graduate qualifications or suitable alternative experience


  • Management qualification would be desirable.



  • Have solid management/leadership experience in Mental Health Services.
  • Have extensive experience working with people with Mental Health needs.
  • Experience of developing strategies that promote an environment of user involvement / coproduction and recovery and promote Health and Social Care Governance.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the capacity to devise and implement innovative solutions.

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


18 Mole Business Park

Randalls Road


KT22 7AD

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