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Head of Governance - Maternity Services

North West England
£41.13 per hour
Closing date
10 Feb 2022

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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large Healthcare organisation as a Head of Governance - Maternity Services.

The post will be working in the North West, on an interim basis for 3+ months with an hourly rate of £41.13 working inside IR35 (through an umbrella solution).

To lead on Clinical Governance in relation to Maternity Services, exploring complex issues and make informed decisions related to Risk, Serious incidents and Quality Assurance.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Implement strategies by liaising with all members of the multidisciplinary teams, working towards high standards of care and creating a safe environment in which excellence in clinical care and quality improvement will flourish across the Division;
  • Manage the Directorate risk register, leading the Divisional risk management agenda;
  • Lead on critical/ serious incident reporting processes, ensuring that robust mechanisms are in place within the Division and externally;
  • Present highly complex, sensitive information to large groups in highly charged situations;
  • Attend and participate fully at meetings and present information, which is frequently highly contentious, complex, and sensitive;
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key Governance and Quality improvement staff;
  • Identify, manage, and reduce hazards in the Division and ensure that staff under their direction adhere to all safe systems of work applicable;
  • Establish and monitor systems to ensure staff in the Division are up to date with policies, procedures, and statutory training;
  • Deliver the organisation’s governance agenda, both clinical and non-clinical, participating in assessment and action planning;
  • Lead and coordinate Risk Management activities in the division and be responsible for the development and implementation of risk management strategy at a local level, taking the lead on developing appropriate policy documents;
  • Act as an integral professional manager and Governance, quality, and risk expert, as part of the Divisional Senior Management Team.
A successful candidate will have:
  • Must have experience within the NHS/a healthcare setting working at a senior level;
  • Expertise in Risk Management, Quality and Incident Investigating;
  • Well-developed analytical & problem-solving skills with the ability to make decisions by determining key points from highly complex data comprising multiple information strands;
  • Sound management and leadership skills and principles;
  • Presentation skills to a highly developed level to present highly complex data, reports, findings and provide assurance to the Board.

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


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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