Governance Manager

We are currently seeking a Governance Manager to join us at Clinical Partners. In this role, you will be responsible for leading and managing a range of services to ensure high standards of governance, integrity, and protection within our organisation.

​At Clinical Partners, high quality governance and management are essential in providing excellent services to our patients. As the Governance Manager, you will play a crucial role in further developing our services and ensuring effective support and systems are in place to maintain the well-led nature of our organisation.

Your role will involve leading specific projects and working proactively within your own remit. Key responsibilities of the role include working closely with our NHS partnerships team to provide advice, information, and subject matter expertise in developing responses to tenders and NHS contract support. Additionally, you will work cross-organizationally, collaborating with a wide range of individuals, and leading or co-leading projects with a strong governance or GDPR element.

You will also be responsible for providing expert advice on regulatory compliance and risks, supporting the audit cycle and process, and ensuring accurate and thorough information is collated, monitored, and shared with key managers and leaders to support continuous improvement. Developing and embedding the strategic and operational risk register system, as well as ensuring robust business continuity plans and arrangements are in place, are also part of your responsibilities.

As the Governance Manager, you will act as a point of contact for the development, writing, reviewing, and monitoring of policies and procedures, providing advice and support to ensure their effectiveness. Promoting and providing training and guidance on governance-related matters will also be expected.

To be successful in this position, you should have previous experience working in risk management, compliance systems, and delivering a governance agenda. Experience in coordinating and delivering projects, along with a comprehensive knowledge of project principles, is crucial. A strong understanding of local and national policies in health and social care provision is also important.

Furthermore, possessing a management, risk management, or compliance qualification is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective decision-making skills, and excellent planning and organization skills are required. The ability to prioritize workload and respond quickly to changing demands, as well as handle complex inquiries, is also necessary.

In this role, you will collaborate closely with Clinical Partners Clinicians and all supporting service colleagues. Additionally, you will liaise externally with a range of partner organizations and stakeholders, including the CQC (Care Quality Commission), commissioners, and external auditors.

If you are a motivated and experienced individual with a passion for ensuring high standards of governance in the mental health sector, we invite you to apply for this position. Join our dedicated team and contribute to our mission of providing outstanding care and services to our patients.

Remuneration and Benefits:
• We’re offering hybrid working in this role. You’ll be fully equipped to enable remote working. 
• Competitive salary
• 25 days paid holiday (increasing with service to 28 days) not including bank holidays.
• A day off for your birthday
• Access to a Wellbeing portal and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
• Eyecare Scheme/Company contribution towards eye tests and glasses.

Next Steps:
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please simply submit your CV.
If you’d like to discuss this role in more detail with the hiring manager or wish to have a copy of the full job description and person specification, please email and this will be arranged.
We’re proactively recruiting to this role which may result in the advert being closed early. All CVs received at that point will be considered.
Clinical Partners is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, and expect all workers to share this commitment and these values. We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment and are in line with our Safeguarding Policy. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

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