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Governance Officer

  • Hospice Band 5
  • Salary: £25,655 to £27,313 WTE (Comparable to NHS Band 5)
  • Hours: Full time
  • Closing date is 29 May 2022 and interviews will be held on 15 June 2022.

Would you like to join our hospice governance team?

We are seeking to fill a vacancy for the Governance Officer post that will enable us
to assure the delivery of high-quality and person-centred care, support learning and
innovation, quality improvement and further promote an open, fair and inclusive
culture focused on continuous learning and patient safety.
This is also an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills further to support
our values of providing comfort, care and dignity to the people of Barnsley. We
provide a generous pension scheme and current NHS pension members can bring
their pension across. You will be welcomed as a valuable member of an experienced
and supportive team.

Main Duties of the Role

This is a role with a high degree of variety and multiple responsibilities including, but
not limited to:

  • maintenance of, and reporting on the hospice’s risk registers,
  • acting as the hospice’s liaison officer for patient safety alerts under the
  • guidance of the Quality and Risk Manager,
  • supporting the Quality and Risk Manager to successfully deliver the
  • hospice’s governance and quality agenda, and
  • providing high quality and comprehensive administrative service to
  • support the effective and efficient running of the Governance Team.

Other tasks and responsibilities may be required dependent on the needs of the
Governance and Quality Team and the hospice.

About us

Barnsley Hospice delivers wide-ranging support and personalised care to improve
the quality of life and wellbeing for people living with life-limiting illnesses and those close to them. The service is available for adults registered with a Barnsley GP.

The hospice has 10 inpatient beds, and also provides complementary therapies,
bereavement and family support. The hospice is a registered charity governed by a
Board of Trustees. Fundraising and retail are vital activities of the hospice. We
employ over 100 staff and benefit from the help and support of a large volunteer

If you would like further information or an informal conversation please contact either
Hilary Fitzgerald, Quality and Risk Manager 01226 244 244.

This post is subject to a disclosure and barring service check, references and
Occupational Health checks.

Job description and person specification.