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Band 8A - Governance Manager, Elective Hub

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
St Albans
£52,963 to £59,360 a year inc HCA
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an individual with extensive experience in governance and the management of risk to join the HWE Elective Care Hub programme.

The Governance Manager role has been created to design, implement and maintain a robust governance framework, which ensures the safe care of patients and good clinical outcomes for those patients attending the new facility based in St Albans.

The new ringfenced Elective Care Hub will provide elective surgery for patients from all three acute trusts in the HWE ICS and will reduce the waiting times for surgery in Orthopaedics and ENT.

The Governance Manager will work with operational and governance colleagues across the system to develop robust processes to manage risks, incidents, complaints and ensure the accurate, timely reporting of clinical outcomes.

The post holder will support a highly efficient team who aim to achieve same day discharge for 40% of hip and knee surgery patients and will play a pivotal role in achieving the GIRFT Elective Hub accreditation.

This key role requires strong interpersonal, leadership skills and communication skills. The Governance Manager will be proactive and organised and able to overcome barriers, be competent in report writing and be confident to constructively challenge colleagues at all levels.

Interviews will take place on 1st July 2024.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will manage and lead the quality governance agenda within the elective care hub and will support the development in risk awareness and risk management practices.

They will ensure clinical outcomes are reviewed and reported back to each organisation, ensuring the highest level of care for the 4,400 patients who will attend the elective care hub each year.

The post holder will be responsible for setting up and introducing a robust governance framework by linking with the respective governance teams at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (ENHT), Princess Alexandra NHS Trust (PAH) and West Hertfordshire NHS Trust (WHTH).

They will set up methods to monitor compliance and will play a key role in the reporting of clinical outcomes, including the Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS), National Joint Registry (NJR) and Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) standards.

The Governance Manager will maintain information systems which identify exposure to risks in clinical activity and will provide leadership and expert advice on matters relating to the quality governance agenda.

The role will include facilitating 'lessons learnt' discussions and providing feedback, ensuring the appropriate changes are identified and implemented where necessary and ultimately driving improvement within the elective care hub.

About us

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for a full list of duties and details about the role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Education to Degree level or equivalent.
  • Additional RCA risk management training/education or equivalent experience.


  • PRINCE 2 or equivalent Quality Improvement qualification/training.
  • Degree in management or related subject.
  • Evidence of on-going training/continued professional development in Governance and Risk Management.



  • Knowledge of surgery and surgical services.
  • Detailed knowledge of Governance and Risk systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of DATIX system or equivalent reporting system.
  • Knowledge of CQC, NICE and CEPOD guidelines.


  • Project Management.
  • Change Management.



  • Demonstrable experience of Governance and Risk Management.
  • Experience of research and audit processes.
  • Experience of working with a broad range of staff from across organisations.
  • Experience in change management and development.
  • Experience of involvement in quality improvement programmes.


  • Research methodology.
  • Experience in clinical effectiveness.
  • Leadership experience.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


St Albans City Hospital

St Albans


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