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Corporate Risk and Clinical Effectiveness Lead

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Safety and Quality Support Directorate, supports all areas within Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) to deliver well governed, high quality and safe services.

We are seeking a knowledgeable, skilled and motivated individual to join the Safety and Quality Support Team in the key role of Corporate Risk and Clinical Effectiveness Lead. You will support with the Head of Risk and Patient Outcomes in the ongoing review and delivery of CUH's risk management framework (including moving to a new Enterprise Risk Management System).

Working collaboratively, you will support risk owners and risk leads in all divisions with the management of risks on the risk register and provide assurance to the Risk Oversight Committee on the implementation of the risk management framework.

You will also be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the central document management processes and collaborate with others in the development of the document management system. They will provide line management to the Trust Document and Patient Information Manager leading the team through exiting changes in 2024 and beyond.

Main duties of the job

You will lead the delivery and embedding of the risk management framework across all areas of the Trust, assisting in the on-going development, implementation of and compliance with the risk management framework and the Datix risk register.

You will also lead on the ongoing review and development of the Trust's patient outcomes framework and assurance for NICE guideline assessment and implementation.

You will be responsible for leading the Trust Documents Team in the design, implementation and revision of further iterations of the Trust documents management system as well as the governance, systems and processes for creating, approving, reviewing and publishing documents.

As a member of the Risk Team the post holder will also line manage the Patient Outcomes Manager and the Trust Documents and Patient Information Manager.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 26th May 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on the 12th June 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Degree level education or equivalent experience.
  • Risk Management Qualification.
  • Evidence of professional development.


  • Master's degree or evidence of postgraduate education.



  • Demonstrable experience of managing risk registers.
  • Experience of training senior staff on risk management.
  • Significant experience of governance in acute Trusts.
  • Demonstrable experience of senior staff and stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience of developing, implementing and reporting on governance data using Datix or other data systems.
  • Experience of preparing and writing clear and concise reports for Trust-wide or Board-level Committees.
  • Experience of working within and across Divisional boundaries.
  • Demonstrable experience in line managing teams.
  • Demonstrable Experience in improving systems and processes.



  • An excellent level of practical knowledge of Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • An excellent understanding of risk, quality, safety, outcomes and governance.
  • Knowledge of relevant current issues in health and social care.
  • Knowledge of key issues that relate to risk management.
  • Knowledge of the patient outcomes agenda.
  • Knowledge of document management.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of key line management processes.


  • Knowledge of wider corporate and quality governance issues e.g. health and safety, NHS Improvement and CQC requirements and standards.
  • Knowledge of document management systems.



  • Highly developed ability to critically analyse complex and detailed data and to present the results clearly to non-experts verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to process highly complex data to inform decision making and to quickly identify risk and priorities for the Trust.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to motivate and enthuse individuals and teams at all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity.
  • Good Team player, supportive to team members and other staff.
  • Strong line management and leadership skills.
  • Ability to innovate and improve through continuous quality development.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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