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Deputy Governance Lead, CFAA

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 per annum , pro rata ( Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Interview will be held on 11th July 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Berkshire Healthcare's Children, Family and All-Age Division (CFAA) as Deputy Governance Lead. This is a key role within the division and the successful candidate will work with the Divisional Governance Lead, Clinical Directors, and the senior leadership team to support the Quality and Governance agenda in the division ensuring the governance, patient safety and quality processes and structures are robust and compliant.

The Division delivers a wide range of services which consists of two portfolios': Child and Adolescent mental Health, Learning Disabilities and All-Age Eating Disorders, and: Universal services, Specialist children's nursing and dieticians, paediatricians, children's therapies, Peri-natal mental health, Family Safeguarding and Neurodiversity services (all age).

Berkshire Healthcare was the first combined community and mental health trust to be rated outstanding by the CQC. As Deputy Governance Lead you will have a varied role which will support the Division in achieving the trust values of Berkshire Healthcare as a caring organisation, committed to providing good quality and safe services, and working together to create innovative solutions.

Main duties of the job

  • Supporting the co-ordination and management of investigations, complaints, policies and quality control, within the portfolio and ensuring robust processes for shared learning are in place
  • Supporting formal Investigations and Patient Safety Incident investigations [PSII]
  • Coordination and implementation of consistent policies and procedures
  • Overseeing Datix and establishing themes
  • Risk management
  • Developing, embedding and monitoring action plans.
  • Co-ordination of CQC Standards within the portfolio
  • Oversight of NICE guidelines
  • Support that all aspects of governance are addressed across the portfolio.
  • Work with the Divisional Governance Lead, the Senior Leadership team and Heads of Service to develop and support a culture of continual learning from patient safety information and data.
  • Work with the Clinical Directors and Divisional Governance Lead assisting in establishing systems across the division to ensure that services meet their duties for reporting compliance across a range of activities are fulfilled.
  • Work with Heads of Service and senior team to support new ways of working in everyday practice and ensuring that governance and safety are embedded in practice throughout the portfolio.
  • Coordinate investigations, quality and CQC standards and NICE guidelines within the portfolio, or across the division as agreed with the Governance Lead.
  • Undertake investigations and support clinicians undertaking other investigations developing the skills of the team.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:

1. You must be educated to degree level or have equivalent health and social care experience.

2. Experience of working in the NHS, social care or a similar organisation is essential.

3. You will need to evidence an ability to implement innovative solutions or problem solving in partnership with staff.

4. You will be required to evidence experience of managing complex situations concerning safeguarding or risk, including the management of investigations and reviews.

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Jane Levers Divisional Governance Lead Tel: 07736723684 or jane.levers@berkshire.nhs.ukwholl be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Masters in health/ social care or equivalent qualification/experience

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of relevant continual professional development

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working in the NHS, Social Care or similar

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Evidence of implementing innovative solutions and or problem solving in partnership with staff, designed to improve services

Understanding of the Function


  • Grasp of relevant legislation and guidance e.g. NHS Plan, Mental Health legislation, safeguarding adults and children, consent

IT & Managing Data


  • Good IT skills with the ability to navigate around various systems and software packages such as RiO, databases, MS Office and the internet.

Management & Personal Skills


  • Experience of managing or reviewing complex situations concerning safeguarding, risk management and investigations.
  • Experience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency environment

Adaptive Leadership


  • Able to self-organise with competing demands and a fast pace of work

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to travel to multiple sites

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Locality Management Children Services , Wokingham Hospital


RG41 2RE

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