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Divisional governance and risk facilitator

Job Reference: 188-AC2030

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£30,401 - £37,267 pa

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Division B governance team as a governance & risk facilitator.


Division B currently consists of a diverse range of care groups; emergency medicine, HEMS, medicine, ophthalmology, pathology, and specialist medicine. HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) is a new care group within the division as the responsibility of operational management and governance of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) transferred to UHS at the end of 2018. This presents a unique opportunity for the post holder to inform and develop the clinical governance processes of HEMS from an early stage which is an essential element of the transfer. As the governance lead on this, the post holder will be required to travel to Thruxton air base semi regularly to attend meetings and meet with staff. Experience of a pre hospital environment would be advantageous but not essential.


As Governance & Risk Facilitator you would be responsible for promoting and maintaining a positive reporting culture across the division, whilst ensuring that learning is embedded to minimise risks to patients, staff and visitors. Other duties would include investigating patient safety incidents, as well as supporting and advising clinicians to implement change, develop policies and documents, and manage risk. The role is fast paced with no two days the same, therefore the ability to prioritise will be key. Attention to detail and strong organisational skills will also be essential to ensure we can provide assurance of our governance, both internally, and to external regulators.


Applications are welcomed from both clinical and non-clinical professionals who are passionate about driving forward the governance agenda within the division. We are seeking someone who is both knowledgeable and highly skilled in delivering excellence within healthcare, particularly in relation to patient safety, patient experience, and risk management.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lauren Woodley - Divisional Governance Manager

0238120 8501

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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