POST:  Clinical Governance Addictions Manager

SALARY: £50,050p.a. pro rata for part-time/equivalent

(£20,020.00) + contributory pension up to 6%


REPORTING TO: General Manager


DETAILS: This post is part time (2 days per week)




To lead the programme of corporate accountability for clinical governance and clinical performance across Alternatives including Safe As Houses.



  • Provide leadership in supporting and developing the practice of clinical governance across Alternatives /SAH
  • Coordinate the review and development of clinical practice, structures and the nurses role in Alternatives /SAH
  • Develop and support the role of the registered nurse(s) within Alternatives /SAH
  • Develop clinical audit tools to support policy and best practice
  • Undertake clinical audit visits to all services with nursing/clinical activities
  • Chair, support and coordinate clinical practice related meetings
  • Attend all relevant internal and external meetings which relate to governance
  • Work with internal and external professional colleagues
  • Achieve agreed standards of service delivery in compliance with relevant legislation and National Care Standards.
  • Achieve agreed standards of clinical and nursing practice in compliance with NMC, professional standards and Alternatives /SAH requirements.
  • Provide service level guidance and support to nurses and their managers


  • Lead, research, develop and review all appropriate clinical policy areas and ensure that these and related procedures are understood by managers and practitioners
  • Develop clinical audit tools to support policies and best practice
  • Evaluate audits and advise on best practice
  • Use internal systems to report and review data including electronic systems and databases.
  • Report write, deliver reports if required and provide written information and guidance to the management team and audit committee
  • Identify any training and development needs of nurses and other staff in relation to clinical practice and their continued registration
  • Negotiate and support student nurse placements
  • Recommend responses to a range of clinical issues to manage risk appropriately and ensure safe practice
  • Attend all relevant committees/meetings internal and external which promote positive clinical and care delivery outcomes
  • Undertake relevant learning activities to ensure professional membership of appropriate bodies.
  • Keep your professional nurses qualification and membership to NMC up to date and inform your line manager of anything related to this
  • Provide clinical supervision and support to nurses and performance manage when require
  • Record information in line with the organisation’s Confidentiality Policy and the Data Protection Act.
  • Promote the values and approach of Alternatives
  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested


Person Specification


  • Qualified and registered nurse with a well evidenced track record in delivering high quality services/ health care to a range of client or patient groups
  • Clinical governance experience
  • Evidence of management, leadership and developing others
  • Ability to look at ‘the big picture’ and evaluate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of and understanding of a range of models and approaches to delivering services
  • Report writing skills
  • Strong professional credibility
  • Empathy with and experience of working with people with multiple and complex needs that can challenge services
  • An understanding of social care and community based services
  • An ability to work with external and internal partners
  • Excellent understanding of the NMC, registration, revalidation, CPD and the nursing profession
  • A driver with access to a car



  • Senior management experience
  • Experience of delivering on strategic work and undertaking reviews
  • An advanced nursing qualification
  • An ability to undertake occasional travel and on occasion work beyond regular work hours

This post is subject to PVG as it is considered to be regulated work


For further information and to register your interest, please contact Donnie McGilveray, General Manager on 07852 753 874 or drop an email to who will be happy to discuss this vacancy in further detail

To apply please provide a full and detailed CV to

CLOSING DATE:  Monday 30th May 2022 at Midday