Deputy Director of Quality

NHS AfC: Band 8d

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 8d
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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£67,247 - £83,258 per annum
01/07/2018 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.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

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Deputy Director Quality


NHS England North Region is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate and innovative leader as Deputy Director of Quality to support the delivery of the Quality, Safety, Patient Experience and Safeguarding agenda.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability and achievements at a senior level within the NHS, with extensive experience of delivering sustained improvements in patient safety, quality, patient experience and safeguarding. Within this role you will also be the regional lead for safeguarding.


As the successful applicant you will become an active member of NHS England Regional Nursing Team and as the regional safeguarding lead work closely with designated professionals and safeguarding leads across NHS England North.


You will be responsible for key priority areas across the quality and safeguarding portfolio, support the national safeguarding agenda and manage the regional quality & safeguarding team. As such you should be skilled at challenging and negotiating and have strongly developed skills to influence, lead and clearly communicate the expectations required.


The post holder will be very visible, inclusive and have a credible leadership style, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build sound working relationships in order to take the quality, safety, patient experience and safeguarding agenda forward.



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For further details / informal visits contact:


Marie Boles

Deputy Chief Nurse

NHS England


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