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Divisional Quality Governance Lead

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will oversee all aspects of quality governance within the Women's and Children's Division. They will directly support the Divisional Leadership team, and Clinical Governance Leads. The post holder will lead and line manage the Quality Governance Team for the Division, ensuring that services meet the required level of quality assurance standards within the Trust.

The post holder will be responsible for monitoring, implementing and enhancing quality governance policies and procedures ensuring adherence to national and internal legislation and guidance, which will include reporting and effective management of clinical and non-clinical incidents. The post holder will be expected to be appraised of best practice in quality assurance and governance nationally and locally including external bodies.

Main duties of the job

  • The post will be responsible for all aspects of work to promote quality, safety improvement and governance.
  • To lead and coordinate the divisions response to Patient Safety Incidents, serious incidents and investigation.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Midwifery, monitor the Divisions approach to implementing the corporate Risk Management strategy and direct the development and implementation of action plans to drive continuous improvement.
  • Supporting coordination of the Divisional Risk Register and dissemination of the Risk Register to the Divisional teams, working alongside the Divisional Leadership teams
  • To provide analysis and interpretation of risk management information for comparison and provide reports and remedial plans to the Divisional clinical/quality governance groups and other operational and executive committees of the Trust, as required to support the Director of Midwifery, Head of Midwifery, Quality Governance and the Divisional Leadership Team.
  • To plan and deliver the activities of the quality governance team, in line with the Quality Governance Framework and Quality Strategy.

About us

There has never been a better time to come and work at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust. As a maternity unit we continue on our Maternity Transformation programme offering opportunities to get involved with the improvements at SaTH.

You will need to have excellent leadership skills to support the team to deliver high quality care and open to embracing positive change and transformation in order to meet the needs of the local population. In turn you will be supported by a dynamic Senior Leadership Team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of master's level study or equivalent professional qualification and/or experience/working towards


  • Human Factors training
  • Patient Safety Investigation training

Knowledge and Experience


  • Previous responsibility for/involvement in clinical governance systems.
  • Significant knowledge of national policy and strategy, and levers for change in the NHS system and ability to interpret national advice, guidance and requirements and advise their organisation on how these should be implemented.
  • Evidence of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in governance/patient safety-related role for with an understanding of the principles that underpin approaches to improving quality governance and patient safety in health systems.


  • Experience of leading the implementation of service improvement.
  • Experience of managing risk associated with service change.

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital



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