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Governance Manager

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

Role Summary

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

  • The job holder is responsible for ensuring risk management and governance is effective within the division.
  • To be the lead contact and expert within the division for any Governance queries or enquiries i.e.

incidents, complaints, claims, audit (including external audit), Care Quality Commission (CQC) providing advice or guidance and direction as required.

  • The post holder will work directly with Clinical Digital Services management team; providing specialist information to the wider team across our Northern and Eastern Service.
  • To represent Clinical Digital Services, where appropriate; at Trust wide Governance meetings, ensuring that a deputy is assigned when apologies are given.

About the Role

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'll help you get there.

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're 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'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll 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'd love to hear from you.

About Us

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

More detail about the role

Please note this is a part time role 18.75 hours per week.

We are looking for a motivated and dynamic person to take up this exciting opportunity to join our newly created Clinical Digital Services Division.

You will work as part of Clinical Digital Services alongside the Chief nursing information officer and clinical digital team to ensure the safe operations of the clinical digital division.

This will include ensuring every member of staff understands their roles and responsibilities in ensuring the safe digital governance of the services at the RDUH.

You will provide leadership and support to other Clinical Divisions in the safe and effective digital governance across the Trust providing specialist advice on governance processes, benefits and training.  

This is a unique opportunity to be involved in an exciting programme of change as we support the Trust to move towards its objective of Excellence and Innovation in digital patient care.

We are very supportive of flexible working and will consider all reasonable requests.

Working Pattern: Flexible including homeworking although site visits may be required at times (Barnstaple/Exeter)

Interview Date: January Dates TBC

For further information please contact Michelle Gibbs -

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.


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.

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

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