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Associate Director of Safety & Learning

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 Per Annum, Pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
Join Our Team as the Associate Director of Safety and Learning

Are you passionate about leading change and driving excellence in healthcare? Do you have the vision, inspiration, and operational expertise to enhance the quality, safety, and learning within a dynamic organization? If so, we invite you to apply for the role of Associate Director of Safety and Learning at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Main duties of the job

As the Associate Director of Safety and Learning, you will play a pivotal role in our commitment to deliver 'Excellent care with compassion.' You will provide operational leadership, ensuring the highest standards in our quality, safety, and learning programmes. Reporting directly to the Chief Nursing Officer and ultimately the Trust Board, you will be accountable for the continuous assessment and improvement of our quality, safety, and learning initiatives.

Your Impact:
  • Strategic Leadership: Shape the future of healthcare quality and safety by providing strategic direction and expert advice to the Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Medical Officer, and the Trust Board
  • Quality Improvement: Champion a culture of continuous improvement, working closely with the Associate Director of Risk and Compliance, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, and Company Secretary.
  • Governance Excellence: Ensure robust, progressive, and proactive governance across all Trust activities, meeting clinical audit standards, policy effectiveness, and legal requirements.

About us

Why Join Us?
  • Influence and Inspire: Lead transformational change and inspire a culture of excellence and compassion in healthcare delivery.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work in partnership with senior leaders and dedicated professionals committed to making a difference.
  • Professional Growth: Take on a key role with significant impact and the opportunity for personal and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What Were Looking For:

Educational Excellence: Masters degree or equivalent, with specialized qualifications in governance or patient safety and learning management.

Proven Experience: Demonstrable success in delivering improvements in governance within healthcare/public sector organizations, and experience at a senior level in a complex, highly regulated environment.

Strategic Vision: Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills, with a track record of managing complex work/change management programs.

Expertise in Governance: Board-level experience in governance systems, with deep knowledge of safety data programs and information management.

Regulatory Acumen: Experience working with independent regulators and managing legal services.

Innovative Approach: Research and development of systems to support compliance and regulation, driving continuous quality improvement.

Apply Today:

If you are ready to make a meaningful impact and be a key change agent in our journey towards excellence, we want to hear from you. Apply now to become our next Associate Director of Safety and Learning and help us continue to provide exceptional care with compassion.

We are looking to interview week commencing 8th July 2024

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Educated to Masters Level or equivalent
  • Governance or patient safety and learning management related qualification or equivalent experience in the NHS


  • Professional registration
  • Quality Improvement Training

Knowledge & Experience


  • Board level experience of governance systems
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering improvements to governance arrangements within healthcare/public sector organisations
  • Experience of working with independent regulators
  • Advanced knowledge of governance / safety data programmes and information sets and ability to manipulate and accurately record / report
  • A proven track record of strategic, clinical, or corporate service management and delivery at a senior level in a large, complex acute hospital environment, including staff management, change management and quality improvement
  • Successful track record at a senior position at sub board level within a large and complex organisation operating in a highly regulated environment
  • Successful track record of managing complex work/change management programmes
  • Safety and learning management and assurance senior level experience
  • Experience of managing legal services


  • Evidence of improved CQC ratings in current role

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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