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Deputy Governance Coordinator

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the SYRS Clinical Governance Team due to the promotion of the current post holder. The post of Deputy Governance Co-Ordinator is a diverse role which is involved in supporting the Governance Team and the triumvirate in co-ordinating the operational aspects of clinical governance for the SYRS Care Group. This in turn supports the Care Group to provide an environment which is safe, caring, responsive, effective and well-led, and delivering the very highest quality care.

The role will involve providing advice and support to staff of all disciplines within the Care Group in relation to all aspects of the governance agenda and ensuring KPIs are met. The successful candidate will be given opportunities to access appropriate training and develop.

The SYRS Care Group encompasses three diverse Directorates (Cardiac, Renal and Vascular) providing tertiary care to Sheffield and the wider South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire areas.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly motivated and clinically experienced individual with an understanding and enthusiasm for clinical governance. The successful candidate will have recent or current acute NHS experience and excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.

The successful candidate will need to have the ability to work with different professional groups and function within a small team. The role involves contribution to the governance agenda at multi-disciplinary meetings, a balanced and measured approach to the role and be able to provide sound clinical and professional advice to colleagues.

The role also requires a good standard of computer literacy and the ability to critically analyse clinical information and report accurate and timely reports.

The successful candidate must be able to work over a 24-hour period as whilst the role is predominantly Monday to Friday, there will be requirements to work at weekends and nights to support Bronze Command as required by the service.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes a firm commitment to professional development of it's staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Registered Health Care Professional with valid and current registration.
  • First degree or equivalent or working towards.
  • Recognised teaching qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of post graduate level study or equivalent gained through short courses and experience


  • Postgraduate degree.
  • Training in patient safety or human factors.



  • Proven leadership experience.
  • Significant and recent/current clinical experience in an acute NHS setting.
  • Experience in using a clinical risk and incident management platform, e.g. Datix system.
  • Experience of working with patients and their carers to resolve concerns.
  • Experience of teaching/providing learning and development to colleagues within your area of expertise.


  • Leadership Role at AfC Band 6 or above.
  • Evidence of change management.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Experience of working in a Clinical Governance role.
  • Experience of report writing.
  • Experience/knowledge of Audit or Quality Assurance.

Special Skills/ Aptitudes


  • Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to critically analyse written and numerical information to produce timely and meaningful reports.
  • Skilled team player, able to influence and motivate other staff.
  • Effective communicator at all levels.
  • Ability to deal with challenging situations.
  • General computer literacy skills and ability to use Microsoft office applications.
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours and on occasion out of hours for emergency planning and business.


  • Use of Excel.
  • Report Writing.
  • Presentation skills and Power Point.

Other Factors


  • Evidence of a clear understanding of the Trust core values and demonstrable use of the PROUD values in daily working life.
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Norther General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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