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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Associate Director of Quality Improvement

Job Reference: 274-LPFT6647

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing and Quality
£63,751 to £73,664 pa


Lincolnshire is leading the way with mental health transformation projects

Do you want to be part of changing mental health for the future? Improving things for the next generation and influencing the future. We have a number of exciting new opportunities for clinical and non-clinical staff.

Excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what make the Trust as successful as we are.

We employ over 2200 staff in a variety of roles and are proud that in the past two years we have been rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England; achieving the second best mental health trust nationally in 2018 staff survey. We firmly believe that the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce and this is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall.

As a Trust we believe that having a diverse workforce and allowing people to be themselves is essential to good employment, we are openly supportive and encourage difference. We have three active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+) and staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE). This has resulted in annual staff conferences and some great national accolades, such as, the Trust being included in the Top 100 organisations in the country within the Stonewall Index.

Job Advert ADQI – November 2020

Want to work for a Trust rated Good overall and Outstanding for Well-led? Want to work for an organisation where the health and wellbeing of our patients and our staff is paramount?

Then come to work for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We're recruiting to the post of Associate Director of Quality Improvement and are seeking an exceptional clinical leader to join us as the Associate Director for Quality Improvement. You will be passionate about delivering and sustaining improvements in the quality, safety and experience of care that we offer to our patients.

You will be the LPFT lead for quality improvement and governance spanning patient safety, clinical effectiveness, risk and patient experience helping us to continue our journey to outstanding. It’s an exciting time to join LPFT as we work to further enhance our quality improvement programme.

Based in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Lincolnshire is a great place to live and work.A county of contrasts from the city, to the countryside and even the Coast. Be inspired by miles of stunning coastline, natural beauty in the countryside, and the Cathedral City of Lincoln. With excellent schools, picturesque surroundings and obtainable housing, Lincolnshire offers a fantastic lifestyle that you may not have considered possible.

Each one of our 600 nurses is as valuable to us as the next. As well as the wealth of exclusive staff benefits available to nurses who choose to work with us, we feel passionately about supporting learning and development to enable our nurses to be the best they can be. Our nurses work across a range of inpatient and community settings, from child and adolescent services, through to working age, older adult and dementia care.

We have strong links with the University of Lincoln - voted Modern University of the Year by the Times, and alongside a brand new Medical School, has a range of nursing, psychology and social work courses available for staff to access and develop their skills. Bishop Grosseteste University also offers a range of business and teaching courses designed to support both academic and practical knowledge, many of which can be undertaken alongside your employment with us.

But don’t just take our word for it – the results of the national staff survey mean that we are rated number 2 in the UK as the best mental health trust and Lincoln has recently been crowned as the best UK city to raise a family.

Joining us, you’ll be part of a compassionate team, in a fantastic Trust, and supported every step of the way.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Mark Halsall Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality at:

In partnership with staff, volunteers, patients and carers we have developed our values, behaviours and culture over the past three years; and we live by them. Our leaders are compassionate, supportive and avoid blame. We look at solution focused outcomes, working on a theme of continuous improvement, which benefits the Trust, its employees and of course our patients and services users.

We also offer great new rewards and benefits to staff as you will see, so if you are not already part of our team why not come and join us?

We offer 24 hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

Preference will be given to NHS colleagues who are currently 'at risk' and meet the minimum criteria of the Job Description & Person Specification.

Please provide accurate details for your references, these should cover the last 3 years and include your current or most recent employer or education to enable The Recruitment Team to be timely in their request. For internal staff we will seek a reference from your current manager.

Interview Expenses will not be paid.

Due to recent high volumes of applications, posts may be closed earlier once a sufficient number have been received.

Where required new employees will be subject to an electronic Disclosure & Barring Service check, please refer to the additional documentation above. You will be asked to attend a Pre-employment check appointment in Sleaford or Lincoln. Start dates will coincide with Induction and fall on the first week of the each month.

If you have any difficulty completing this application form please contact (01522) 421510
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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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