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Group Chief Clinical Governance Officer

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£100,000 to £200,000 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
The Group Chief Clinical Governance Officer will lead and manage the development, implementation and maintenance of Group wide systems and processes that place patient quality at the core of Group practice and business. This includes incident management, Duty of Candour, risk registers, CAS alerts, Quality Accounts, monitoring compliance with CQC regulations, confidential enquiries and national audits, external assessments of the Group, NICE compliance, Patient Safety Incident Response Framework, safety culture, complaints & PALs.

The Group Chief Clinical Governance Officer is responsible for ensuring that the organisation has in place appropriate policies and systems to deliver sound clinical governance to enable it to comply with its obligations and to manage risk effectively. The post holder will provide assurance to the Board that the Group meets its obligations.

Main duties of the job

  • Promote a culture of learning and openness and ensure that staff have the knowledge, capability, systems and support to embed lessons learned in practice for the improvement of patient care.
  • Demonstrate highly visible leadership working as part of a cohesive, multi professional senior team, contributing to the overall strategic direction and leadership of the Trust, and when necessary, take lead responsibility for corporate issues outside their immediate sphere of responsibility.
  • Support the Group Chief Executive in fulfilling their Accountable Officer responsibilities with respect to good governance and represent the Group, often in difficult or sensitive situations in relations with the public and must project a professional and confident image at all times.
  • Provide highly specialist advice, support and guidance to managers and clinicians in relation to a range of issues including governance, clinical effectiveness, risk, patient safety and quality assurance.

About us

Our Group is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire, serving a population of more than 750,000 people. Lincolnshire is such a wonderful place to live and work with many opportunities to grow and develop as well as spend time on hobbies, activities and taking in local historic sites. Find out more on the Visit Lincolnshire website.

Our Group provides community, acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. Our 2023/24 Group annual income was c�874m, and we employ approximately 11,000 WTE staff.

We provide services at Lincoln County Hospital, Grantham and District Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, as well as running services from community hospital sites and other community locations across Lincolnshire.

We are looking for an inspirational leader to move our Group into the next phase of integration. We recognise that outstanding care can only be delivered through our people working to co-design services with our population.

Relocation package available in line with Trust policy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The key responsibilities include-
  • Professional Leadership
  • Quality & Governance
  • Strategic and Operational responsibilities
  • Culture, Inclusion, Equality & Diversity.

See welcome pack for full details.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree or equivalent level of experience
  • Evidence of recent ongoing personal development and an up to date personal porfolio
  • Current specialist knowledge of patient safety management systems and processes.
  • Management qualification

Previous Experience


  • Significant experience at Deputy or Director of Clinical Governance level in an NHS Acute/Community or other large complain multi- professional organisation
  • Demonstrable track record of achievement in quality and patient safety arena.
  • Expertise in preparing for and involvement with external standards assessment
  • In-depth understanding of the complexity in providing secondary healthcar
  • In-depth understanding of providing community healthcare
  • Sound understanding of health and social care legislation and practice
  • Successful management of change in a distressed organisation and/or system
  • Experience of leading a cross organisational and professional boundaries
  • Experience of effective partnerships and working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in the management of large budgets
  • In depth knowledge of the quality and safety agenda
  • Expertise of leading an organisation through internal/external enforcement and compliance audits
  • Expertise in preparing for and involvement with external standards assessments

Knowledge and skills


  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal, written and presentation and excellent listening skill
  • Knowledge of the local health community and the health challenges for the population of Lincolnshire
  • Evidence of successfully leading and developing a geographically dispersed and large team where outcomes are improved and sustained.

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road



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