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Head of Risk and Risk Management System - Band 8a


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Job Summary: To support the Deputy Director of Governance and Risk by leading on the delivery of the Trusts risk agenda, risk management system and risk-related regulatory and contractual compliance. To lead on the risk management strategy and associated policy and guidance, and their implementation and development across and beyond the organisation. To support the identification and monitoring of risks on the Trust risk register and Board Assurance Framework. To ensure reporting is completed in support of good governance and in line with best practice  To work closely with clinical and corporate services to ensure that risks are adequately captured, described, rated and managed. To provide training in risk identification and management and to ensure that there is an effective training programme in place for risk management system training. To provide leadership to the Risk Management team

Qualifications• Educated to degree level or equivalent experience• Specialist risk management qualification• A minimum of two years Risk Management experience in an organisational setting• Demonstrable track record of achievements and delivered results• Experience of developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships with internal colleagues and external agencies and parties• NHS/public sector experience and knowledge of relevant national agendas and guidanceAbilities• Effective management of individual and team performance • Effective relationship building across a wide range of disciplines• Skill in organising resources and establishing priorities• Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-term plans• Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments • Effective communication with a wide range of groups/individuals• Building positive approaches to team working, inspiring and motivating others to engage in change and future developments to improve outcomes• Ability to think and operate strategically as well as locally

Skills and Knowledge• Highly developed communications skills when providing and receiving highly complex, sensitive or contentious information (verbal, non-verbal, written and self-presentation)• Knowledge of NHS policy and issues• Knowledge and skills in risk management systems• Managing and developing others• Organisational skills• Motivation and enthusiasm• Networking skills• Strong presentation skills• Tact and diplomacy• Good IT skills including word processing, use of Datix, PowerPoint and databases• Ability to manage continuously evolving priorities and deadlines• Excellent interpersonal skills underpinned by a confident and professional manner• Ability to inspire and motivate others • Ability to make judgments and decisions in a complex environment• Well-developed influencing skills across hierarchies and disciplines• Ability to act to ensure delivery

Personal Qualities• Self-belief• Calmness and focus under pressure• Credibility with Senior Managers, Clinicians and the Trust Board• Responsive and flexible attitude/approach


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