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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/07/2020.

Clinical Governance Lead - Private Providers

Job Reference: 195-20-116-LJB

South Central Ambulance Service
Planning and Operations
Bicester, Oxfordshire
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

We have a 12-month secondment/fixed term contract opportunity for a Private Provider Clinical Governance Lead.

We are looking for a dynamic, knowledgeable and hardworking individual to provide expert knowledge, guidance and leadership to oversee and support the governance deliverables and risk management functions within the trust private provider provision and agency staff. The post holder will have influence and scope to improve patient safety, quality standards and nurture the development of a maturing governance culture.

This is a great opportunity to work within a Trust that has a CQC rating of good and to work across divisional and corporate teams in support of excellence in patient safety and care.


Who we are looking for:

• A clinically registered individual who has an excellent understanding of Clinical Governance

• Experience of working at a senior level within a patient safety or quality focused role

• Exceptional communication and report writing skills

• An in-depth knowledge and understanding of Root Cause Analysis and the management of Serious Incident investigations

• Someone who has a good working knowledge of the CQC

• The ability to take responsibility for a vital position within the Private Provider management team


Due to Covid-19 the Planning team is currently home-working however they are normally based in Northern House, Bicester. At this time, it is anticipated that from September the candidate may be required to work from this location 2 to 3 times a week.


For further information, please contact Maria Langler, Assistant Director of Planning.


Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets) Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

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We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits:

  • Starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum, pro rata, plus bank holidays;
  • USH is paid in line with section 2;
  • All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST);
  • We operate from a comprehensive set of policies;
  • We operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience;
  • We work in partnership with our trade unions;
  • Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview;
  • As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required;
  • South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy. We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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