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Quality & Safeguarding Manager

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled senior leader to support the development of the Provider Collaborative. This is a new and crucial role and the successful candidate will join the Senior Management Team to lead on Safeguarding and Quality across Kent, Surrey and Sussex Secure Services.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Main duties of the job

The postholder will have significant experience of leading transformation programmes and working with a wide range of partner organisations. Experience of working across complex health and care landscapes is essential. Applications are welcomed from Social work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Psychology. You will need to have extensive clinical experience in mental health and forensic experience is desirable although not essential. The successful candidate will join a busy dynamic team.

The post holder will have a passion for the development of quality and safeguarding processes which lead to improvements in secure mental health inpatient care across Kent Surrey and Sussex. You will be required to travel flexibly across the region.

NB although the post is technically based at Trust HQ in Swandean, Worthing, there is an option to be based at an alternative NHS Trust location across the footprint of Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

About us

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the lead provider for the Kent Surrey Sussex Provider Collaboratives for Adult Secure Care and as is focused on reducing the reliance on inpatient care by developing high quality services that support individuals in the community, helping to reduce length of stay and prevent readmission.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see job description for main duties and responsibilities of the role.

We would welcome applications from underrepresented groups such as candidates with a BAME background, neurodivergent colleagues or from the LGBTQIA+ community. You will find a supportive and inclusive team with multiple opportunities for continuing professional development including research and audit.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to degree/ diploma level with a relevant qualification - Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Psychology
  • Clinical/post graduate management qualification to masters or equivalent level of experience and proven ability to perform at this level
  • Clinical qualification, and current registration with appropriate body as above
Knowledge/ Experience Essential
  • Experience of and demonstrable achievement in managing Inpatient or Community Services
  • Management of resources and good track record with change management, efficiency savings and financial recovery plans.
  • Experience of modernising services without additional resources.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective partnerships with stakeholders in the redesign of services.
  • Experience of project management and imaginative planning
  • Experience of managing a diverse practitioner team (multi site).
  • Measurable track record in involving and motivating staff to improve performance.

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