Divisional Governance Manager

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:£41,659 - £47,672
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Divisional Governance Manager Band 7

Main area

Division C – Management Team


Band 7




Part time - 30 hours per week

Job ref



Princess Anne Hospital




£41,659 - £47,672 pa pro rata

Salary period



03/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Division C as a Divisional Governance Manager. Working closely with the divisional and care group management teams, and staff members across the Trust, you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day delivery and development of the governance agenda across Division C, whilst focusing specifically around those workstreams related to Maternity and Neonatal services.

Division C encompasses the care groups of Child Health, Women and Newborn and Clinical Support Services. This is a broad and varied division with inpatient and outpatient, local and regional, elective and emergency services and pathways. It employs a wide range of clinical and non-clinical professionals, and strong collaborative working is core to the ethos of this Division.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

The successful candidate will advise the Divisional Management Team and develop plans for change in practice, policies, and procedures as necessary. The role has a broad scope encompassing many elements – patient safety, risk management, clinical effectiveness and outcomes, patient experience, compliance with regulatory requirements against others.

What we're looking for

We are looking for a candidate educated to degree level or with relevant experience. You will need to have strong communication, analysis and organisational skills and be able to work autonomously as part of a senior management team. You will also need to have the ability to quickly establish strong working relationships with clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.

Candidates from non-clinical backgrounds must have a good understanding around the national safety agenda, specifically in relation to both maternity and neonatal services.

This exciting opportunity is ideally suited to candidates looking to use their knowledge of governance and quality to provide leadership within the Division and to report and contribute to corporate work streams and governance forums.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 23 February 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • First Degree level or equivalent level of relevant experience
  • Desirable criteria
  • Master's degree
  • Teaching qualification
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Experience working at a senior level within acute NHS setting
  • Practical experience in at least one area of clinical governance (eg clinical risk management, complaints, clinical effectiveness, patient involvement training and development)
  • Experience of managing projects, deadlines and fluctuating workloads
  • Line management experience
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience of developing and delivering training programmes
  • Clinical or operational management background
  • Skills Essential criteria
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills to ensure challenging groups work together
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office software
  • Confident and assertive, able to influence
  • Methodical mind set/project management experience
  • Able to develop trusted relationships with senior clinicians and operational managers
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Shows initiative and able to manage own workload
  • Self-awareness
  • Personal integrity
  • Drive for improvement
  • Calm and confident manner
  • Enthusiasm and commitment for the quality agenda
  • Able to manage conflict
  • Innovative/enquiring mind
  • Special requirements Essential criteria
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise constantly conflicting priorities
  • Values Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
  • 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.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

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    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 424.6KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 197.8KB)
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    Rachel Bellamy

    Job title

    Division C Governance Manager

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    [email protected]

    Telephone number

    07917 087214
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