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Governance Lead - Paediatrics and Therapies

£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

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Governance Lead for Paediatrics and Therapies


REF: 185 A-19-78937CLOSING DATE:

Based in the vibrant university cathedral city of Exeter, the Trust serves a local population of 420,000 across Devon with specialist services provided across a wider catchment area. Working in close partnership with the University of Exeter we have a strong reputation for being a high performing organisation with a track record of success including an international reputation for specialist care, research and innovation.We have exciting and ambitious plans for the future to ensure we remain financially sustainable and deliver high quality healthcare solutions which meet the needs of the people we serve.

This exciting post will lead governance inititatives within Paediatrics and Therapies, working with clinical teams to promote awareness, understanding and best practice in clinical governance. The post will also represent the Division/Cluster, where appropriate at Trust wide Governance meetings an support the Divisional management team and Cluster Managersin managing governance issues, agreeing priority areas for focus, risk management, evaluation, audit and improvement.

You will be pivotel in ensuring that rapid, thorough and accurate information cascade from Trust wide Governance meetings back to the Division/Cluster is completed and to assign actions to key team members, monitor and ensure they are completed within agreed timescales.

To fulfil this challenging post you will need to have excellent analytical skills with the ability to think and plan strategically. You will need to be a skilled communicator who has the ability to work with a wide range of people to influence change. We are looking for an enthusiastic, personable and committed individual who will drive the local and national clinical governance agenda in Specialist Services. You should have a flexible approach to work and must have the ability to work well in a team.

Hours: 30 hours per week (Substantive)

Interview date 6th November 2019

For further information please contact Zita Martinez, Head of Midwifery and Assistant Director of Nursing for Specialised Services on 01392 406574.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.**


We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

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