Senior Learning from Deaths Manager

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you passionate about quality improvement and promoting best practice? Do you want to help make a positive difference for patients and their families? Are you a registered healthcare practitioner with a clinical background and experience of governance? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Due to the retirement of the existing post holder, a vacancy has arisen within the Learning from Deaths team at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust for a (NMC or AHP registered) Senior Learning from Deaths Manager. The successful candidate will need to be inspirational, motivated, and determined in their approach, enjoy a challenge and have a proven ability to positively influence others. As a member of a small team, you will provide expertise and leadership across the organisation, supporting the well-established mortality review process and wider learning from deaths programme of work, liaising with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

The post is based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, although travel between hospital sites within the Trust may be required.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Senior Learning from Deaths Manager is crucial to enabling the Trust to be successful in the delivery of outstanding care. The post holder will ensure that the Trust has a continuous 'forward look' both in implementing and leading the Trust Learning from Deaths process and in ensuring a focus across the Trust on continuous improvements in the wider Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Agenda.

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire) Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin) and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the full duties and responsibilities of this post, please refer to the attached entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • NMC registration or equivalent AHP registration


  • Management qualification



  • Knowledge of key performance indicators and compliance against quality, risk, governance agendas
  • Knowledge of the NHS and the improvement agenda, particularly in relation to service delivery
  • Knowledge of the National Quality Board Learning from Deaths Guidance
  • Knowledge of Quality Governance and Risk Management systems and standards

Experience, skills and behaviours


  • Experience in an operational managerial role within an NHS Trust or complex healthcare environment
  • Experience of working with senior colleagues
  • Proven performance management or services and delivery of targets within agreed timescales
  • Experience of working in partnership with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of successfully leading and managing a diverse team
  • Well-developed and credible leadership and motivational skills
  • Able to contribute to Trust's cost reduction strategy to reconcile affordability, safety and quality
  • Experience of delivering change in service delivery / driving culture shift
  • Able to contribute to Trust's cost reduction strategy to reconcile affordability, safety and quality
  • Well-developed and credible leadership and motivational skills
  • Patient focused style and thinking
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Political awareness
  • Proven ability to analyse complex numerical and written data obtained from different data sources in order to inform decision making
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate at all levels
  • Enthusiastic and self motivated
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Capacity to build and maintain constructive relationships at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise own and others workload and demonstrate a flexible approach to changing priorities
  • Experience of working within the quality governance framework
  • Can demonstrate excellent written skills to produce formal, informal, and technical documents within agreed timescales
  • Able to contribute to Trust's cost reduction strategy to reconcile affordability, safety and quality (moved to end)


  • Demonstrable experience of leading and effectively managing change in large complex environments

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road



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