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Interim Head of Risk & Assurance - NHS Body

10 July 2019 @ 12:09
Employer: NHS body
Location: City of London
Industry: Public sector, healthcare
JobType: Interim Head of Risk & Assurance
Reference number: 14030399
Hours: 3-month contract
Closing date: Expired

Our client is a successful NHS foundation trust based in London. They are part of King's Health Partners, an academic health sciences centre, so are not only a foundation trust but are also pioneers in health research, and provide high quality teaching and education.

Job Description

Provide highly specialised expert advice and leadership on risk management and matters relating to a wide range of risk and assurance topics.

Work with the Director of Quality and Assurance to design and implement a performance management framework.

Responsible for identifying and recording the risks associated with the implementation of national standards, ensuring these risks are addressed and mitigated as effectively as possible

Advise and assist clinical services and corporate departments in the development of business cases which address achievement of assurance standards that are sustainable

Manage the budget for assurance as an autonomous budget, holder on behalf of the Director

Be responsible for ensuring the Standing financial instructions are met.

Be responsible for all procurement functions in this area, ensuring value for money and relevant contract specification and monitoring.

Make recommendations, provide advice, prepare and present strategic reports/ briefings for the Board, its committees, directorate management teams, and clinical leads as required

Liaise closely with, and support the Corporate Services team, to ensure the Board Assurance Framework has influence from the Trust wide and local risks.

Lead, develop, recommend and implement improvements in team performance, including regular review of team performance covering systems, processes, policies and individual performance.


The Successful Applicant

Knowledge of health-related assurance activity

An in-depth knowledge of risk management

Evidence of training in statistical analysis, compliance or audit

Knowledge of the NHS and interrelated systems

Experience of communicating at Board level

Experience of designing tools and measures for use in compliance activity and audit methodology

Experience of developing policy at organisation wide level with demonstrable experience of consultation mechanism.

Understanding of assessment measures in clinical and non-clinical settings.

Ability to work under pressure and to tight and often changing deadlines

Skills for direct line management and job management.

What's on Offer

  • NHS Trust
  • 3 Month Contract
  • August Start Date
  • Fascinating Role
  • Board reporting
  • Based in London
Rebecca Scuffam
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+44 207 269 2171