Head of Incident Management

The Finegreen Group
North West England
Band 8a
Closing date
14 Dec 2021
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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large NHS organisation as an interim Head of Incident Management.

The post is working in the North West, initially for a period of 3 months, at a Band 8a. The post will be working inside IR35 (through an umbrella solution).

The post holder will provide a high-quality patient safety incident management service across the organisation.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement the Patient Safety Incident Management Strategy and ensure opportunities for learning from patient safety incidents are maximised;
  • Support staff in facilitating robust incident and risk management principles and provide guidance in all areas of clinical safety and incident management;
  • Manage a range of quality improvement projects to maintain a robust and current patient safety incident process and profile;
  • Provide high levels of clinical leadership and inspire others to maintain a high standard of work and clinical safety;
  • Support the Risk Manager in the delivery of the Risk Management Strategy and provide cover for sickness and absence;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the organisation’s Patient Safety Incident Reporting, Investigation and Learning Strategies;
  • Interpret national guidance into local context & policy development for organisational use;
  • Develop & manage a system for reporting patient safety incident and standards of investigation;
  • Implement and manage a system for the identification of serious incidents and report them to the appropriate external bodies and senior members of staff within the organisation, in accordance with national guidance and organisational procedures;
  • Produce guidance and policies to support the implementation and management of Patient Safety Incident management;
  • Develop and deliver comprehensive training programmes in relation to Patient Safety Incident investigation incorporating Root Cause Analysis, Human Factors and Systems thinking;
  • Liaise directly with Executive Director (or nominated deputies) to support appropriate decision making with regards to Serious Incident declaration and submission of investigation reports to the commissioners.
A successful candidate will have:
  • A qualified health care professional, with significant experience of working in the NHS;
  • Experience of advising and liaising with staff at all levels, preferably in the NHS;
  • Clear understanding of the issues prevailing around risk management;
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working in a senior management role;
  • Relevant clinical governance/clinical risk qualification or equivalent experience.
If you are interested in the role and have the above skill set, please send a copy of your updated CV along with your availability to Ria Healy on ria.healy@finegreen.co.uk


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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