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Workforce Development and Quality Manager

Job Reference: 816-697

Quality and Nursing
£33,222 pa to £43,041 pa

NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC provide health and social care services to a population of 158,000. We are a progressive and ambitious organisation that aims to support those living with a mental health illness, their carers and families in the simplest and most effective ways. We are different because we know working with the same methods doesn’t work forever; and we will continue to challenge the way we do things to create the best services that are centred on the people who use them.

Working together across Humber, Coast and Vale


Why should you work for us?

  • CQC overall rating GOOD 2018 – with two services rated Outstanding

  • We are in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-for-profit Companies to work for 2019

  • Winners of The Sunday Times Learning and Development Special Award 2017

  • We are one of the top 75 best organisations to work for in Yorkshire and Humber region 2019

  • Outstanding national NHS Staff Survey 2018

  • Crisis Home Treatment service for older people accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ 2018

  • Awarded for ‘Excellence in DBT’ from the Association for Psychological Therapies 2018

  • 'Highly Commended' organisation in the James Legal Solicitors Inspiring Business 2019 Awards

  • NAViGO Simply You team crowned Heart Awards Business in Community winners 2018

  • Performance Team ‘highly commended’ in the best use of data category - Health Tech Awards 2018

  • Mental Health category winner - Medipex Awards 2018

  • Mental health services in North East Lincolnshire have been rated as amongst the best in the country by the people who use them


    We really are different; we’ve purchased a garden centre and a caravan. Why? We’re growing and improving our services year on year; which means we also have to work hard at finding new ways to make our service sustainable. This social enterprise is about working together with local people to create services that are owned by the community, supported by it and loyal to it. It’s challenging, it’s exciting and we want like-minded people to join us. If you think that’s you, take a look at the job specification


    Workforce Development and Quality Manager

    1 x permanent position

    1 x 12 month fixed term position

    An exciting opportunity has arisen due to a restructure of roles for 2 innovative workforce development and quality managers to work alongside the Associate Director of Nursing to embed quality improvement and develop a workforce strategy which ensures workforce development and organisational sustainability.


    The 4 main objectives of the post are to:

  • Operationally lead the management and co-ordination of clinical workforce development

  • Lead a programme of expansion in apprenticeship activity across all service areas

  • Practice Learning Facilitator for all student nurses ensuring we provide an excellent learning environment for all students to increase applications to clinical posts

  • Embed quality improvement within NAViGO and lead all internal serious incident investigations ensuring that lessons are learnt across all service areas


    The successful applicant must hold a professional registration with either the NMC or the HCPC and be able to demonstrate advanced clinical competency in a variety of mental health settings. They should have experience within a senior clinical position in mental health.


    To be successful in this post the applicant must be experienced in quality improvement and have sound knowledge of quality improvement methodology, they should also have experience/training in completing serious incident investigations. They must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of evidence-based mental health care and provide evidence of continued professional development.


    The post will require the applicant to have a good understanding of the current workforce challenges within the NHS and demonstrate innovative ways the organisation can deliver sustainable services where professional roles are increasingly difficult to recruit to.


    Ideally, applicants should have some experience of working with HEE or equivalent and have experience of working with students in their learning development.


    Personal qualities that must be demonstrated are compassion, motivation, energy and enthusiasm. This is a demanding role that will require the successful applicant to work across all service areas, developing relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, therefore excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.


    If you are passionate about developing staff to reach their full potential and understand that this is a major factor in improving the quality of care provided and you are dedicated to providing outstanding services then please consider an application. In return you will enjoy a very rewarding role which will see you at the heart of quality improvement, service development and innovative practice while giving you a greater understanding of strategic roles and senior leadership within mental health.


    If you would like to speak with Amanda Simpson, Ass D of Nursing and Quality for more information on this role then please contact her on 01472 583017



    All positions are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and medical clearance. Evidence of valid professional registration and appropriate DBS clearances will also be required where relevant. All posts will also be subject to successful completion of a 12 week probationary period.


    Please note that all new employees joining NAViGO will be able to contribute to the NHS pension.


    This post is classed as exempted for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, even those convictions that are classed as spent must be declared on your application.


    We will ensure that all applicants are contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.




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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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