East Lancashire Hospice

Quality and Governance Lead

Post Title:                  Quality and Governance Lead

Responsible to:      Clinical Services Lead

Type of Contract:  Permanent

Hours:                          37.5 hours per week

Salary  WTE:             £40,185                            

Closing Date:          14 October 2021 – this post will close when there are sufficient suitable applicants

Interview Date:       Individually arranged

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This post involves regular, direct unsupervised access to vulnerable adults and therefore is exempt from the Rehabi­lita­tion of Offenders Act 1974

East Lancs Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice is a registered charity, founded in 1984. We support and care for patients with a life limiting illness, their families and others close to them. We provide this in a number of ways; at the hospice and in people’s own homes across our community of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

With appro­ximately 120 employees and over 250 volunteers, our people are our biggest asset whom we value tremen­do­usly. Our services to the local community would not be possible without our motivated and caring workforce who always strive to deliver excellence in all that they do. The hospice is a unique and special place, kindness and compassion are qualities that run throughout the hospice and our people truly believe in what we do.

Quality and Governance Lead

Due to a number of post covid changes within the hospice, we are current looking for a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our friendly and focused team as Quality & Governance Lead. With enthusiasm and a positive approach, working closely with colleagues across the orga­nisa­tion, the successful candidate will take a lead in delivering and driving forward the Governance and Quality agenda for the Hospice.­  They will be responsible for ensuring systems and processes are implemented and monitored to the highest standards in order to achieve governance assurance and quality objectives across the Hospice.

Working with minimal supervision they will be responsible for putting in place systems and processes to deliver CQC compliance, providing guidance, advice and support in all aspects of the governance and risk agenda.­  This will include co-ordination of governance arrangements to ensure delivery of CQC standards, self-assessment, risk management, information governance, clinical and orga­nisa­tional audits, local and national guidance, directives and legislation.­ 

The Successful Candidate

Due to this role working standalone the successful candidate must have a background in quality and governance related roles, with experience in a healthcare setting. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, have previous root cause analysis experience, be familiar with GDPR and information governance with an in in depth knowledge of risk management. The hospice currently has ‘­outstanding’ status, and in order to retain this, the successful candidate for this role will have strong working knowledge of the CQC regulatory framework. Given the nature of the role, integrity and trust are key personal qualities with a confident yet colla­borative working style.

Please fully complete the application form to ensure you demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role.

What we offer

The salary for this role is £40,185 working 37.5 hours across 5 days flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

We have an excellent, colla­borative working environment with a generous holiday allowance of 27 days + Bank Holidays with the option to buy additional days. You will have access to learning and development oppor­tuni­ties, ongoing training, and funded access to a private health scheme. There is also onsite parking and an onsite Café with reduced staff prices.

Aside from the terms and conditions detailed above, you will joining a very special and unique orga­nisa­tion, where people are at the heart of everything we do.


For further information relating to the job duties, please refer to the job description by clicking ‘Job Description’ below.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form or send your CV directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk

Please make sure you specify which job you are applying for, and include supporting information outlining your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job.

Please note that references will not be contacted at this stage, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All enquiries and further information regarding the above can be obtained from the recruiting manager.

Name: Carol Evans

Email: Carol.Evans@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone: 01254 287017

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download below

Job Description 

Application Form 

Alter­natively, these documents can be obtained from the general admi­nis­tra­tion team on: 01254 287016