Quality Improvement Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Quality Improvement
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed Term until 31.3.2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House/Oak House
£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
24/07/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

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Quality Improvement Manager: Maternity

Band 8A – Secondment/FTC to 31.03.2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly motivated manager to join the Yorkshire and the Humber (Y&H) Maternity Clinical Network team as a Maternity Quality Improvement Manager.

The Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Networks (CNs) work across Cancer, Diabetes, Mental Health and Dementia, and Children and Young Peoples Mental Health (CYPMH) and Maternity providing support to programmes of work where a whole system, integrated approach is needed to achieve a sustainable change in quality, experience and outcomes of care for patients.

Maternity is a national priority for NHS England identified within the National Maternity Review, Better Births (2016). The role of the CN Team is to support the national Maternity work programme priorities and the collaborative priorities of the three Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships/Integrated Care Systems Local Maternity Systems in Y&H. This work is undertaken with commissioners in CCGs and local authorities, NHS England and Trust based clinical/managerial staff. Much of the work also includes engagement with voluntary organisations and charities, so the successful candidate will work with a wide variety of NHS and non NHS colleagues when in post.

As Maternity Quality Improvement Manager you will have a key role in leading transformational change in Maternity services, promoting new and innovative approaches to service improvement and supporting those leading the implementation of effective and sustainable services for women and their families. The role will form part of a small CYPMH and Maternity Clinical Network team that spans the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber. The ideal candidate will need to be able to adapt to different styles and paces of working including agile and flexible hot desk working and be flexible to travel as required to meetings. The post holder will be based in Quarry House, Leeds or Oak House, Rotherham but will be expected to work across all three bases in Yorkshire and the Humber; therefore a car driver/owner is essential due to the travelling required in the role.

The successful candidate will be educated to masters level or equivalent and have significant experience working in service improvement, operational management, commissioning or a Maternity clinical role, where a number of large scale quality improvement projects, in complex and challenging environments, have been delivered. The post holder will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to improving quality and have a track record in using evidence to drive improvement. The ability to motivate and influence individuals and to lead teams that operate across organisational boundaries is a requirement of this role. The successful candidate will also have excellent leadership, engagement, and interpersonal skills and strong project and programme management ability. Experience of working in Maternity or Maternity related services is essential.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert early if we receive a considerable volume of applications


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Further details / informal visits contact

For a discussion about this post, and option for informal visit to meet, please contact:

Clare Hillitt, Clinical Network Manager (Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Maternity) on clare.hillitt@nhs.net

Hilary Farrow, Quality Improvement Manager (Maternity) on hilary.farrow@nhs.net