Skip to main content

This job has expired

Senior Governance and Patient Safety Manager

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Join our dynamic CYP and Families Service Group as a Senior Governance and Patient Safety Manager! We're seeking a vibrant, adaptable, and driven individual to take the helm in leading safety, quality improvement, and assurance initiatives across our services. Thisrole is pivotal to ensuring all services are delivered to the highest standards of evidenced based practice that meets the needs of all the patients, service users, families, carers, and the wider health community. You'll promote a safety and quality focused culture in line with local and national policy. We're looking for someone with a sound understanding of quality, patient safety, risk management, performance and clinical effectiveness as well as knowledge of the expectations of clinicalpractice and the regulatory frameworks we adhere to. .

Main duties of the job

Collaborating closely with the Associate Director of Patient Care (ADPC), you'll help develop, implement and monitor seamless clinical governance pathways, which fosters multidisciplinary working across the service group.

Working closely and collaboratively with the teams that sit within the CYP and Families Service Group, you'll ensure effective communications systems are in place and to support the monitoring of excellent standards of care and compliance with national and local standards.

You'll play a vital role in shaping programmes to meet the outcomes outlined by the Care Quality Statements, NHS England guidelines, and other performance frameworks. Key to your responsibilities will be driving Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives aligned with the NHS Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF).

A key focus is to develop Quality Improvement (QI) within all services in line with the NHS Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) launched in 2023 This will require working alongside the Trust Governance Support Team and Director of Patient Experience and Engagement providing assurance to them and to ensure that the service group are delivering the principles of devolved governance in the Trust.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, continuing professional development and regular informal conversations around career progression, annual recognition awards to celebrate and recognise our colleagues achievements throughout the year and not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

We work hard to make sure that inclusion is part of everything we do. We know that true inclusion means we're able to provide the best care for our patients and provide a fulfilling career for all our colleagues.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London - there is truly something for everyone!

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.

We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:
  • Multicultural Network
  • Women's Network
  • Armed Forces' Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities
  • Autistic Colleague Network

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description for further information about this role, or if you would like an informal chat regarding this role then please contact Suki Norris on the details below.

Person Specification



  • Clinical qualification and active relevant professional registration.
  • Specialist clinical governance and risk management knowledge acquired through training and experience to degree level equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with one of more of the main healthcare regulatory / assessing bodies e.g., Care Quality Commission, Monitor, & NHS Litigation Authority.
  • Experience of healthcare governance including knowledge of corporate governance, risk management and assurance frameworks.
  • Experience of management of healthcare standards, policies, procedures, and audit of the same.
  • Empathetic when dealing with emotional situations and giving sensitive information.


  • Healthcare Governance related qualification.
  • Experience of audit and evidence of improvement of services.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Parkfield Drive



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert