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Deputy Director of Safe Care and Standards

NHS AfC: Band 8d

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governance risk patient safety
NHS AfC: Band 8d
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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The Colonnades, Beaconsfield Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8YE
£75,698 - £88,449 per annum inclusive HCAS
26/09/2019 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

Be part of something outstanding

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust provides health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk. We employ over 3,000 staff who deliver these services within both community and inpatient settings.

This is a hugely exciting time for the Trust having recently achieved an outstanding CQC rating and being one of just five mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to hold an outstanding rating.

We are looking forward to building on this further and are seeking to appoint a Deputy Director of Safer Care and Standards to help us on this journey.

About the role

As the Deputy Director of Safer Care and Standards you will be responsible for leading and directing patient safety, management of risk and compliance with regulatory bodies to support the delivery of high quality, safe care for all who use the trusts services. 

This is a high profile role and you will work closely with the Executive Director of Quality and Safety, Executive Director of Quality and Medical Leadership and the Executive Director of Delivery and Service User Experience and their deputies in delivering the framework of integrated governance for the trust.

This will suit you perfectly if you are looking to take on a fresh challenge and an opportunity to gain experience to progress your career.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a governance/risk/patient safety role in a leadership capacity and have a track record of continuing professional development in subject matters relevant to the role.

More importantly you will share and champion our trust values of being Welcoming, Kind, Positive, Respectful and Professional.

Here’s what we have to offer

We want to attract the best and brightest people to work at HPFT and that means looking after you from the moment you apply for a role at the Trust and throughout your career with us. Our staff are our most valuable asset and we believe that investing in you is crucial if we want to enable you to reach your full potential.

Here’s a flavour of what we offer

    • A ‘one-stop’ induction programme for all new staff – introducing you to the Trust, our values and our service
    • A wide range of Continued Professional Develop (CPD) opportunities, working with partners including  University of Hertfordshire, University of Bedfordshire, Anglia Ruskin University and University of Essex – to deliver training and development programmes and support
    • Generous annual leave: starting at 27 days and increasing after 5 and 10 years
    • Maternity/paternity and shared parental leave schemes
    • Range of flexible working options across the Trust including compressed hours, term time contracts, part-time working etc.
    •  One of the best pension schemes in the UK

Our Health Hub helps improve staff health and wellbeing across the Trust – encouraging staff to step away from their work and think about their own health. This includes:

    • Workshops, challenges and social events throughout the year
    • Confidential and safe forums where staff can talk about the emotional impact of their work
    • A equality and diversity staff network providing support to all staff
    • Mindfulness bite size taster session
    • Mini health check
    • Free, confidential counselling services 24/7
    • Reduced gym rates at a number of local health clubs/gym
    • PAM life: our online personal health management resource which allows staff to set goals, track progress and develop specific tailored programmes

In addition to the generous pension and annual leave that comes with NHS employment, the trust offers additional benefits to our staff including a salary sacrifice scheme enabling staff to drive a brand new car or purchase a new bike as well as an HMRC scheme enabling savings on registered childcare costs

Want to learn more?

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this role please contact Jane Padmore via her personal assistant  - Allison Lerner -Tel: 01707 253 856 - Email:  

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Jane Padmore via her personal assistant  - Allison Lerner -Tel: 01707 253 856 - Email: