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Trust Risk Manager

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Working as a senior member of the Patient Safety team with responsibility for leading promoting and facilitating effective risk management and assurance across the organisation. They will operationally manage risk, patient safety investigations and the medical examiner's officers.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for to join the Royal Devon Patient Safety Team as the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Risk Manager. The Trust has transferred to the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) and redesigned its risk management processes to reflect NHS Providers best practice, utilising the Enterprise Risk Management approach.

The post holder will manage the Central Risk and Investigation Team and the Medical Examiners Officers being responsible for leading, promoting and facilitating effective risk management and assurance across all areas of the organisation establishing processes and procedures that meet the Trusts statutory responsibilities.

They will provide a combination of subject matter expertise, particularly relating to risk, incident management, assessing and monitoring assurance, and hold management skills to develop and maintain strong performance working with governance leads across the organisation to enable the Trust to demonstrate its compliance with national policies and standards.

They will be accountability for the development, implementation and monitoring of the Trusts Risk Management Policy as well as trust policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient incident investigation and learning from deaths, ensuring these comply with national and regional requirements and the corporate agenda.

The post holder will be required to provide advice, prepare and present strategic reports and briefings for Board sub-committees, directorate management teams, and clinical leads as required. Work collaboratively with the identified key stakeholders across the organisation and effectively engage with multi-disciplinary clinical and non-clinical teams on service redesign and improvement activity.

They will lead the process of incident investigations, and ensure responses are prepared within timescales. This will include providing advice to Trust staff on best practice and appropriate measures to be taken to ensure that positive outcomes are achieved.

As a Senior manager you will be required to act as on call Senior Manager or Senior Nurse as part of your rostered duties.

We are looking for an experienced professional (Registered Nurse/Midwife or Health professional / or specialist qualification in Health and Safety and Risk Management), who is educated to Masters level (or equivalent) with a proven track record of service management at a senior level, preferably with healthcare acute hospital experience. You will have the ability to analyse complex problems and to develop and implement practical and workable solutions. Well-developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and teams are essential.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00. There will be a requirement to be part of the Trust's on-call roster, and an occasional requirement to work unsocial hours to meet work requirements (e.g. to observe practice as part of an investigation).

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Robert Mann, Patient Safety Specialist,on 01392 403915 or

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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