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Divisional Governance Lead - Urgent Care

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum,
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Divisional Governance Lead - Urgent Care
Band 8A - Full Time Hours - 37.5 per week. Cross site working
East Sussex Healthcare Trust is an Integrated Acute and Community organisation, our focus is the care of our patients and our colleagues across our acute, community and intermediate care services. We are an exciting, fast paced division that has exciting opportunities for service delivery / change and quality improvement, with patient and staff safety being our priority.

We are looking for a Governance lead to join our Urgent Care division that covers the Emergency Departments / Urgent Treatment Centre's, Acute Medicine and Frailty clinical units across both acute sites. We are looking for someone who can

demonstrate experience in delivering outstanding clinical services, has a proven track record on delivering quality improvements in nursing and integrated teams and be passionate about working as a collaborative leader within the organisation and within the wider system.

In return we will offer you excellent managerial support and commitment to your personal professional development. We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Amy Collis - Assistant Director of Nursing on 0300 131 4500 requesting switchboard connect you or via email

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for leading the Urgent Care quality and clinical governance programme.

Have a proven track record of delivering quality improvements in nursing care.

Develop relationships with key stakeholders across Sussex.

Support the implementation of the clinical governance framework.

Support the development of policies and procedures and ensure policies are embedded in practice.

Support practices with delivery of their quality action plans.

Support improvement planning and preparation for external inspections.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To gather, analyse and interpret information in order to provide reports in respect of key quality indicators. To seek assurance that standards are being achieved or that actions are completed where issues are highlighted.

To facilitate the investigation of serious incidents, internal investigations and complaints in accordance with Trust policies and procedures and ensure that lessons are learned are implemented, and shared within the Division and across the organisation.

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner, First Level Qualified Nurse or relevant experience.
  • NVQ 4 in Management or appropriate diploma management course.
  • A minimum of six years' experience in Risk Management with a Clinical Diploma in Risk Management or equivalent.
  • Root Cause Analysis Training
  • Evidence of continuing relevant professional development to masters equivalent level
  • Previous experience of implementation of Clinical Governance processes and procedures at a senior management level
  • Proven experience of working in a clinical setting

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Division wide

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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