Head of Maternity Governance

East of the U K
£49.54 per hour
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Commissioning, Head of Commissioning
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Finegreen are working with an NHS organisation in the East of the UK who are looking to appoint a Head of Maternity Governance. This role will be for 6 months with an hourly rate of £49.54, working inside IR35 (through an umbrella solution company).

The post holder will be responsible for developing professional leadership and leading the Care
Group processes for governance including patient safety, risk management and regulatory compliance.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Lead on specific projects and delegated by the Head of Midwifery/Nursing;
  • Provide professional expert midwifery knowledge and leadership to the midwifery team, demonstrating a commitment to midwifery practice;
  • Promote good communication and collaborative working relationships with the multidisciplinary team;
  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate the overall strategies and approach to patient safety and incident reporting in Women’s and Children’s;
  • Attend allocated departmental and hospital meetings as required;
  • Ensure regular “horizon scanning” to identify changes to existing standards and new emerging/developmental standards are identified early and communicated effectively to the Director of Midwifery and appropriate groups;
  • Review and analyse patient survey data and clinical audits to identify trends relating to patient safety and develop strategies for the implementation of patient safety initiatives across care Group;
  • Lead on ensuring that the Care Group has a sufficient cohort of staff trained in incident investigation, Being Open/Duty of Candour, statement taking and Root Cause;
  • Analysis by delivering training as required ensuring that actions are taken, and lessons learnt are embedded into practice;
  • Be an effective change agent for members of the maternity staff.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Registered Midwife;
  • Extensive experience working within the NHS/a healthcare setting within Clinical Governance;
  • Professional knowledge in patient safety, risk management and quality;
  • Educated to master’s level or equivalent senior midwifery experience;
  • Ability to maintain communication with others on complex matters, issues and ideas or in complex situations.
If you are interested in the role, please contact Ria Healy on 0161 241 9672 and send a copy of your updated CV to ria.healy@finegreen.co.uk along with your availability and rate.


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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