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Assurance Officer

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to join the Assurance Team in the Quality Department as a Band 5 Assurance Officer.

We are looking for an organised and confident individual to work within the Clinical Effectiveness and Assurance Team in the Quality Department at UHCW to deliver the Trusts Assurance and compliance activities and support the Trust in maintaining compliance with CQC regulations.

The Assurance Team, lead by the Head of Clinical Effectiveness and Assurance, and Assurance Manager oversee and implement the delivery of key assurance activities, which involves the design and delivery of a range of inspection activity, such as CQC inspections, Getting it Right First Time reviews, Peer review visits and other types of inspection. The team also work with clinical teams within the Trust to monitor compliance and seek assurance through the design and use of action plans and gap analysis from national reports, recommendations and standards.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 24th October.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will predominantly maintain the Trusts assurance processes and systems and be responsible for organising assurance activities such as inspections, the GIRFT programme deep dive visits and helping clinicians to progress action plans.

We are looking for candidates with excellent written and verbal communication skills, dedication and the ability to handle sensitive issues with diplomacy. An understanding of the NHS is desirable, plus proven experience of using Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. You will need to show past experience of working with data, and the ability to manage workload in a busy and dynamic environment. Key attributes for this post include being highly organised reliable and working as part of a team.

Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support the Assurance Manager and Head of Clinical Effectiveness and Assurance in developing policies, procedures, guidelines, infrastructures, systems and processes which will ensure the organisation is able to meet its statutory, regulatory and NHS compliance requirements.

Co-ordinate compliance evidence, gap analysis, self-assessments, and action plans to support NHS Governance Standards.

To manage the central evidence requirements for all Trust wide assurance activity including but not exhaustive of Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration (the Trusts license to operate) and inspection frameworks, Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT), and Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN)

To develop and produce information / performance reports and provide a central information function for assurance and compliance purposes.

To support the Assurance Manager and Head of Clinical Effectiveness and Assurance as Trust leads and in-house experts for the administration of trust-wide regulatory compliance systems (primarily CQC registration and compliance) and provide support for the implementation and development of assurance processes.

Develop a detailed understanding of the key regulatory requirements within Governance, namely CQC registration and compliance, and monitor quality governance frameworks.

Co-ordinate the internal and external infrastructure to support the Trust in meeting statutory and regulatory NHS compliance requirements such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration and inspection frameworks.

Develop and sustain systems and processes to allow the Trust to monitor and measure its compliance with external standards including Care Quality Commission (CQC) Registration, Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) requirements, and Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) specifications.

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road



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