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Risk Manager

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum inclusive of allowances
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Risk & Compliance team for a talented individual who has the passion and drive to raise the profile of risk management and support us in our mission to improve the culture for patient safety at Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust.

The main requirements of this role are to guide, support and challenge the identification and management of risk within the trust, thereby supporting our teams to both recognise safety issues and to equip them with the knowledge to address and overcome.

The successful applicant will lead the day-to-day management of the risk assurance framework, including the development and maintenance of our risk management strategy and related plans and processes in line with best practice. Ensuring that as an organisation, we are robust in our knowledge of risk and can provide the necessary assurances concerning regulatory compliance to the Trust Board.

Other aspects of the role will include responsibility for:
  • The management of the Trust Risk Register
  • The education and training agenda for risk management
  • Leading on the aggregation and analysis of risk information so that risk trends are promptly identified, escalated and any necessary remedial action is taken
  • Leading on the quality of risk management information across the organisation through the monitoring of compliance of the risk management framework, process and ongoing strategy.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a subject matter expert and will lead in the creation of a risk culture for the Trust in which proactive risk management and assurance reporting is embedded at all levels to ensure the delivery of safe and effective patient centred services.

This is a standalone role and they will also provide a visible, accessible, and authoritative presence that takes responsibility for the functioning and oversight of the Trust's risk management strategy and processes (risk register, risk assessment, risk policies etc).

The post holder will also assist the Trust in monitoring compliance and assurance and will support, influence and provide advice that enables each service to effectively drive, deliver and provide evidence based assurance that the requirements of quality and regulatory compliance are being implemented effectively and sustainably. In addition, the post holder will lead systems and processes to support:

Care Quality Commission's 'fundamental standards'

Peer review visits/inspections (ISO, JAG etc)

Clinical policies that relate to monitoring and compliance

Compliance and Risk action plan monitoring and reporting

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge and have a commitment to the Armed Forces Community.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all our staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 and are vaccinated annually against Flu, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities:

Lead on the development of policies and procedures and associated documentation related to risk management to ensure they meet the requirements of the Trust and external regulators. Ensure policies are implemented, monitored and reviewed effectively and revise as required.

Ensure that all risks are managed in a timely manner, demonstrating with evidence that appropriate mitigations and actions have been achieved pre closure.

Lead on the development and management of Risk Registers, to include regular meetings with Executive, Divisional and Corporate Directors to review their risks and ensure that they are being managed effectively.

Lead in creating a culture and environment in which proactive risk management and assurance reporting is embedded at all levels in the organisation to ensure the delivery of safe and effective patient centred services.

Facilitate the embedding of the risk management process through the provision of guidance and training. Train and support the Divisional and Speciality Risk Leads, and regularly meet to review their risks and to ensure consistency across the Trust.

Be regularly visible / present in clinical areas, encouraging interaction with all groups of staff and gathering soft data to enable effective risk management systems are in place that are accessible for all staff groups.

Support the Divisions in creating a dynamic approach to the management of risk ensuring a level of rigour and challenge to risk mitigation and review.

Ensure that effective and measurable risk improvement action plans are developed, implemented and monitored.

Attend and advise other key committees in relation to risk (e.g. Radiation, Pathology, Patient Safety Group etc.).

Provide analysis of the Trust Risk Register and its compliance with National standards to the Trust Leadership Team Meeting and the Health & Safety Group, highlighting key areas of concern or improvement.

Ensure systems for trust-wide learning and oversight are in place for all aspects of risk management maintain an agile response ensuring that risk management processes flex in response to feedback (internal and external).

Work closely with the Managers/Leads within Central Governance to ensure meaningful and proactive triangulation of data that is triangulated from complaints, patient safety incidents, legal services

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience working at a senior level in Risk Management within the NHS
  • Recognised risk management qualification
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Qualification in a Quality Improvement or Project Management methodology
  • NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risk and Risk Assessment at Work

Knowledge and Skills


  • Project Management skills
  • Up to date knowledge of Healthcare legislation
  • Up to date knowledge of the standards pertaining to Healthcare provider organisations
  • Able to compile, analyse and report on complex data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including persuasiveness and influencing
  • Able to prioritise and manage a complex workload
  • Able to develop policies and procedures
  • Able to develop and deliver training interventions
  • IT Literate
  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems and recommend solutions


  • Experience of presenting papers and reports to public sector risk-related committees
  • Experience in devising and delivering training interventions
  • The function of committees within public bodies
  • Knowledge of the outcomes required under Healthcare legislation
  • Working knowledge of the NHS



  • Extensive experience in the administration and the management of corporate risk including Risk Management and Risk Registers
  • Experiencing of working in project teams and providing competent specialist advice
  • Experience of working with enforcing officers from external agencies such as the CQC or HSE
  • Experience in the monitoring and facilitation of external agency standards


  • Experience in a similar role in the NHS or other public body
  • Able to deliver training to large groups and to all levels of the organisation

Personal Attributes


  • Willingness to work flexibly

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road



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