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Assistant Governance Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

To work as an effective member of the team to ensure the provision of a high quality and effective governance framework within the Community Services Division. Provide a high-quality professional support service to members of the Division in order to support and enable ongoing quality improvement and compliance with standards and ensure risk management and clinical governance is effective within the Division.

To deputise for the Divisional Governance Manager by representing the Division, where appropriate at Trust wide Governance meetings.

To ensure a rapid, thorough and accurate information cascade from Trust wide Governance meetings back to the Division is completed and to assign actions to key team members, monitor and ensure they are completed within agreed timescales.

To support the Divisional management team in managing governance issues, agreeing priority areas for focus, risk management, evaluation, audit and improvement.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

Do you have some experience in, Data Protection, Health & Safety, Risk Management, HR, Incident Investigation, Audit, Patient Safety, Education/Training, Contract Management, Data Analysis and/or Policy enforcement? If so, Governance could be the career for you!       

An interesting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Assistant Governance Manager to join the Community Services Governance team. The post holder must have a full driver’s licence and will be required to travel throughout North, Mid and East Devon where our community teams are based. 

Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are required as well as attention to detail and accuracy. You will work with a multidisciplinary team and will need to use your own initiative and be able to prioritise your workload to meet the changing needs of this fast-paced Division. Every day really is different!  Previous experience in a governance-related field is desirable along with a passion to develop and learn. Training needs will be identified and actively supported in order to develop specialist skills such as investigation and risk assessment if required.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision, we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values: Compassion, Inclusion, Integrity and Empowerment.  

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Interview Date: 21st April 2023

For further information or to arrange an informal chat or visit please contact: the Divisional Governance Manager, AJ Walker on 01392 356145. 

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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