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Associate Director of Clinical Governance - Safety

The Finegreen Group
North West England
Band 8B
Closing date
23 Nov 2021

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Acute Trust
up to £150 per day
Job Type
Governance & Risk Management, Manager
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Job Details

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work for an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Associate Director of Clinical Governance focusing on Safety.

The post will be working in the Northwest on a band 8B. Our client is looking to recruit permanently, although would look at candidates interested in a fixed term contract. On-site working will be Required.

The post holder will lead the strategic vision in relation to Safety, Patient Experience, Patient Safety and Risk Management.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • To guide and lead the Clinical Governance team, utilising expert advise to oversee and manage, reporting to executives;
  • Responsible for Health and Safety standards, leading on the embedding of the Risk Management Framework and the coordination of the Corporate Risk Register on behalf of the Executive team;
  • Coordinating and triangulating Health and Safety and Risk assurance into the wider Clinical Governance teams and systems to improve patient, staff, and visitor safety;
  • Lead on effective Integrated Risk and Governance strategies including processes, systems, and training to implement these strategies locally, to ensure safe and effective care for patients;
  • Expert understanding of clinical governance, regulatory compliance and the requirements of our external regulators and will need to be a dynamic and a transformational leader;
  • Oversight of the implementation of CQC recommendations and monitor delivery of the improvement plan;
  • To be politically aware, able to deal with stakeholders effectively, able to deal with MPs, police, families, and management of complaints.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Considerable management experience at a senior level in a healthcare setting including staff management;
  • Experience of interpreting, analysing, and using highly complex, sensitive, and contentious information;
  • Extensive specialist knowledge of the health & safety and Risk Governance procedures;
  • Leadership and oversight of the Clinical Governance team;
  • Effective communicator with excellent presentation skills;
  • Ability to think, plan and act strategically.
If you are interested in the role, please send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability.


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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0345 130 4006
The Finegreen Group
M12 6JH
United Kingdom
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