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Director of Infection Prevention and Control

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£107,637 to £122,695 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled and motivated leader to join our dynamic team as Director of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) within the Office of the Medical Director at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

As one of the most senior managers within our Trust you will play a pivotal role in developing and leading an innovative and forward thinking IPC strategy to ensure we can deliver the highest standards of patient safety and care.

Through strong professional leadership of a highly specialist team, and delivery of a full portfolio of responsibilities, you will ensure we meet our statutory and regulatory obligations with respect to IPC, providing assurance to the board. This will involve working in complex partnerships with sites and areas across and outside the Trust to develop a strategic approach for the provision of services with IPC embedded at their core.

This challenging and rewarding role will raise your profile and enhance your reputation as a person who delivers results. It would suit a senior clinician or manager with a clinical qualification, looking to take the next step in their career. This post requires a highly experienced, confident and compassionate individual, with an extensive knowledge of IPC. We are looking for someone who is committed to continuous improvement and to ensuring our patients and staff are protected from any and all avoidable healthcare associated infections.

Main duties of the job

  • Main duties of the role are set out in more detail in the job description. In general terms the post holder will ensure:
  • Robust assurance frameworks are in place for IPC across the Trust
  • Demonstrable improvement and excellence in IPC practice
  • Effective IPC practice is integrated into care delivered
  • We contribute to the clinical professional agenda, and promote the Trust as a centre of excellence for IPC practice working in collaboration with academic institutions to lead on education, research and practice development, including development of multi-professional research
  • The IPC team are clear on their roles and responsibilities and are supported to deliver
  • Delivery of the operational, financial, performance and activity targets within areas of responsibility and most importantly focuses on improving patient, carer and staff experience
  • We strive always to prevent avoidable healthcare infections
  • Standards for the decontamination of medical devices are met across all areas

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.

Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Registered healthcare professional with a statutory regulator e.g. GMC, NMC, GPhC etc
  • Educated to masters level, working toward this or comparable experience
  • Postgraduate Management development/qualification


  • PhD/Professional Doctorate or study at this level
  • Personal acknowledgement at national level (publication/ representation)
  • PRINCE or other Project/Programme management qualification



  • Experience at a senior clinical level with evidence of working across a large complex organisation.
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of IPC practice.
  • Experience of leading and successfully implementing service improvement/redesign programmes in a multi -disciplinary environment/ across a range of services
  • Excellent communications skills,
  • Deputy director of IPC or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience of effective partnership/multi agency/cross agency working in support of local and national strategy
  • Extensive experience of policy development and implementation across a range of services


  • Complaints management and experience of the litigation process.
  • Experience of leading and successfully implementing service improvement/redesign programmes in a multi -disciplinary environment/ across a range of services

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Significant clinical skills with the competency to use evidenced based practice in terms of managing safe clinical services
  • Able to think strategically and have ability to analyse and solve complex problems
  • Able to think strategically and have ability to analyse and solve complex problems
  • Advanced decision making skills
  • Ability to demonstrate vision and direction
  • Good organisational skills


  • Knowledge of all aspects of research methodology and can demonstrate how research has influenced their practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W2 1NY

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