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Deputy Director

NHS Resolution
London (Greater)
£83,571 - £96,376 pa
Closing date
19 May 2024

 Deputy Director Safety & Learning and Deputy Director Maternity Programmes and Evaluations  - both 12 months Fixed Term Contract /Secondment


These two roles provide a unique opportunity to join a growing NHS organisation at the heart of the nation’s healthcare. Now approaching our 30th year, NHS Resolution is an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Each year we handle over £6bn of NHS compensation claims in England, and are dedicated to serving the best interests of patients, NHS staff and taxpayers. Increasingly our focus is on ‘learning from harm’ as we wish to reduce future claims against the NHS, and support Trusts and GP practices in providing better care for patients and safer, more supportive environments for staff. The vision and purpose of the organisation, including our ambitions around safety and learning, is set out in our Advise, Resolve and Learn: Our Strategy to 2025, which is available on our website.

We are looking for exceptional clinical leaders to join us in two key Deputy Director roles; both substantial senior leadership roles that engage across the healthcare system, and with a diverse range of stakeholders, to deliver NHS Resolution’s strategic aims and priorities in relation to safety and learning. The post holders will be accountable to the Director of Safety and Learning, and carry significant leadership and line management responsibility.

The roles, within a refreshed Safety and Learning senior team structure, are pivotal to our relationship with the wider health system. The Safety and Learning function sits at the heart of NHS Resolution, and comprises our  Safety and Learning service which was established over ten years ago and works across the health service with NHS trusts, general practice, national bodies and the royal colleges as well as with patient groups to support patient safety improvements. We do this through the analysis of our unique data, thematic reviews, learning events and other publications. Alongside this, our maternity programmes and evaluations team lead the delivery of two innovative schemes for maternity: the Early Notification Scheme (ENS) for obstetric cerebral palsy and the Maternity Incentive Scheme (MIS); and the important work underway to evaluate these schemes during 2024.


We are seeking two registered clinicians with exceptional communication skills, both able to engage widely and build on our constructive working partnerships across the health and care system. The successful candidates will have strong analytical skills and the credibility to engage and influence on the wide range of clinical issues which lead to claims, with sound understanding of patient safety.

In these roles, you will lead fantastic, multi-skilled and motivated teams to deliver this work, including a number of clinical fellows who work hand in hand with our claims staff, our corporate teams and our panel law firms to deliver unique insights to the NHS. We are therefore also seeking leaders with a strong track record of engaging and developing teams.

For more details, please download the candidate packs for each role; you will find more information about us here at NHS Resolution, our values, the role, and the person we’re looking for. You will also find details on how to apply and the selection process. Kindly indicate which role you are applying for in your application.


Closing date: Sunday 19 June 2024 at midnight

We look forward to receiving your application.

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