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Head of Clinical Quality

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on Experience
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to advertise for a Head of Clinical Quality to join us in Sheffield Health and Social Care. This role has been redesigned following changes in the Quality Directorate and recognition of the significant improvement in standards of care following the previous CQC inspection of 2020/21.

It is critical however that the assurance of clinical quality is embedded into the structures and ways of working in the organisation and this role is pivotal to overseeing the clinical quality assurance programme in addition to managing regulatory enquiries and relationships with the CQC with support from the Chief Nurse.

We are looking for a registered nurse with significant clinical and leadership experience in mental health or learning disability services who understands what good looks like and is able to role model, champion and drive high standards of quality in clinical care. You will have experience of leading and facilitating change, including strategic quality improvements and will be a visible and inclusive leader with a strong service user focus and an ability to influence a wide variety of individuals, teams and services to deliver safe, effective and high-quality care, working across organisational boundaries and at a system level, in line with our clinical vision and agreed clinical models of care.

Main duties of the job

In addition, the postholder will oversee the delivery of the Infection prevention and control portfolio as well as the physical health team. You will have line management responsibilities for members of the clinical quality, IPC and physical health team and will provide clinical and professional supervision in accordance with the role to ensure that clinical quality standards are embedded in clinical practice and at a service and organisational level.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Nursing & Quality, this is a fabulous opportunity to join an organisation that is aspiring to good. As the Head of Clinical Quality, you will have the opportunity to lead, influence and input into some great programmes of work which are focused on making a difference to quality of care at SHSC, ultimately ensuring that care delivery is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led

About us

We are passionate about providing the very best care to the people we support, and we're looking for amazing people who share this passion to join us.

What is it that makes our Trust such a special place to work? Well, it's all about the people. Our staff, service users, carers and families all come from such diverse backgrounds and all have expertise and stories to share.

It's important that you feel supported in your role, that the people who you work with are as passionate as you are and that your health and wellbeing is taken care of

If you're interested in developing your career, you'll have access to a range of training and education opportunities, including apprenticeships, work experience and placements, as well as the chance to get involved in research.

We are all very proud of the difference we make to people's lives each and every day and if that's something that you'd like to be part of we'd love to have you with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Head of Clinical Quality (HCQ) is a core member of the senior qualityteam and is responsible for corporate clinical quality assurance and regulatory communication on behalf of the Chief Nurse, under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality.The HCQ will have oversight of the clinical quality agenda for the Trustworkforce specifically relating to physical health care skills, care standardsand regulation, quality assurance and Infection, Prevention and Control holding line management responsibility for approximately 3 senior staff

Please see Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • oRegistered Mental Health or Learning Disability Nurse
  • oEvidence of continuous professional and management development showing a combination of short courses, structured self-study or formal management courses.


  • Master's level qualification



  • oAbility to forge relationships with senior clinical leaders and influence across organisations and beyond boundaries
  • oEngenders confidence and clinical credibility through the ability to build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • oExcellent analytical skills with ability to deliver contentious information to groups and reconciles views



  • oExperience of working in a quality role in a mental health or learning disability setting
  • oExtensive knowledge of quality issues and priorities facing Mental Health and/or Learning Disabilities services
  • oExperience of leading and facilitating change including strategic quality improvements or responding to quality concerns in an organisation.
  • oEvidence of achievement of results across a broad range of outcomes whilst maintaining quality and clinical standards, service user focus and personal integrity at all times
  • oEvidence of driving improvements in clinical care

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust


Distington House

Atlas Way


S4 7QQ

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