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Governance & Mental Health Support Manager

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with the governance team and the mental health team within Walsall Healthcare trust and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

The post requires a dynamic individual that is flexible, passionate and has a interest in governance. The post requires someone who has a wide range of skills and has the ability to support analysis of data and report writing. You will have high level analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, and a strong understanding of clinical specialty management across several specialties at once. You will have experience of delivering programmes of work.

Main duties of the job

The Post holder will be the principal link between the Mental Health service and the Assurance function within the Trust to help ensure a consistent and aligned approach.

The post holder will work with the Head of Nursing for Mental Health to ensure that trust policies and processes are followed in relation to risk management within the Mental Health team / function across Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust (WHT) and the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT).

The post holder will support a positive culture towards proactive patient safety throughout the organisations. They will work closely with the Head of Nursing for Mental Health and wider mental health team, corporate teams, divisional teams, and the assurance functions at WHT and RWT.

The post holders will oversee and facilitate the investigation the review of patient safety events using appropriate methodology and associated tools when required ensuring that agreed timescales are met, where appropriate and requested.

The post holders will actively promote and develop an open, just and fair culture where staff may be encouraged to report errors to improve the quality of care to patients.

As the post spans both WHT and RWT, all job description statements refer to both organisations.

About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents, employing more than 4,000 staff with a combined total income of just over �220m.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents, employing more than 4,000 staff with a combined total income of just over �220m.This an exciting time to be joining the Trust with opening of the �36m brand new Emergency Department and 37-bed Acute Medical Unit (AMU) co-located with Ambulatory Emergency Care and our Frailty service We have pushed boundaries and developed a building with a state-of-the-art design and flow with many other co-located services including an Urgent Treatment Centre. More than �50m has been invested in healthcare services across the hospital's estate which includes two new, state-of-the-art MRI scanners, the creation of a new 22 bedded Intensive Care Unit and a new Obstetric Theatre and expansion of the Neonatal Unit.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide support for the Mental Health team with adherence to risk management and assurance standards.
  • Provide support and advice to relevant staff on matters relating to patient safety and risk management where appropriate and ensure the risks are updated on the risk register under the accountability the Mental Health team.
  • Provide support for risk management and assurance processes that meet local and national standards and that are aligned to the Trust processes and standards.
  • Provide clinical challenge and advice to divisional teams on how to populate and review risks in relation to mental health.
  • Where required, develop, and maintain relevant policies, systems and databases that support risk management in line with the assurance structures and processes which relate to mental health.
  • Contribute to adherence of standards where appropriate (e.g., safeguarding standards regulations) and preparation for internal and external assessment (e.g. CQC inspections.
  • To share professional knowledge to assist the lead nurse for mental health with underpinning additional specialist areas, supporting and maintaining quality of care within the service.

  • Please see JD and PS attached for full details.

    Person Specification



    • Has experience of working within governance role


    • Experience of leading on projects within a governance role



    • Knowledge and understanding of Governance role


    • Knowledge and understanding of risk registers and governance process



    • Experience and Skills to support the development of reports and escalation reports


    • experience of analysis of data and developing this into reports



    • Experience of working within a governance team and demonstrates and understanding of the governance role


    • experience of working within a senior position and demonstrates leadership experience within scope of role

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust


    Walsall Healthcare NHS

    Moat Road


    WS2 9PS

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