Interim Assistant Director of Quality Governance


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  • Job type


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Band 8C/D

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  • Expiry date

    01 December 2021

  • Client


Ref: GSi79620

Interim Assistant Director of Quality Governance – North West England – 6 months – Competitive Day rate – Inside IR35

GatenbySanderson are currently partnering with an Acute NHS Foundation Trust in the North West of England in their search for an Interim Assistant Director of Quality Governance.

Our client requires someone for this role to start as soon as possible, but can wait up to a month for the right candidate, and the role will be for approximately 6 months whilst the Foundation Trust recruits the position substantively. This is a full-time position and our client would ideally like someone to be on-site 3 days a week initially to build relationships, with remote working becoming more flexible as the contract goes on.

The role will involve undertaking the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the formulation of the organisation’s corporate strategies for Clinical Governance, inclusive of safety, risk and clinical effectiveness on behalf of the Board.
  • Support the development and delivery of a quality governance training programme for sites/MCS/LCO.
  • Continuing a programme of reform and standardisation of Clinical Governance, streamlining processes and removing nonvalue added activities.
  • Oversee the Group Safety oversight system.
  • Co-ordinate CQC enquiry responses.
  • Ensure the ongoing delivery of the Risk Management Strategy, working with the Head of Patient Safety.
  • Oversight of the Risk management strategy and key Clinical Governance objectives, working with the Head of Patient Safety on their delivery.
  • Co-ordinate the work required to achieve compliance for Care Quality Commission standards relating to the Well Led, Safety and Effectiveness Domains.

In order to apply for this role, suitable applicants should possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience working with Safety-II, or being willing to explore new, innovative ways of working with patient safety.
  • Experience managing submissions to CQC and responding to enquiries to CQC in a structured way.
  • Implementing national patient safety alerts.
  • Applicants should be forward thinking, collaborative and proactive with an innate ability to build relationships with peers and stakeholders.
  • A clinical background is essential, although not necessarily currently registered.

If you would like to apply for this position, please submit an up to date copy of your CV that supports the criteria set out in the person specification as well as your contact details, availability and desired rate. Due to the number of applications we are currently receiving for roles, we will only be in contact with candidates who meet the required criteria to discuss the role further.

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email


Eleanor Pugh: 01132056093