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Interim Band 7 Complaints Manager

Woodrow Mercer Group
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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Interim Band 7 Clinical Governance Lead

1/2 day onsite - £250 - £260 per day

Woodrow Mercer has been approached by a Southwest based NHS Acute Trust to source an interim Band 7 Complaints Manager with leading and facilitating the implementation of the trust's directorate governance agenda and dealing with a growing backlog of complaints

This role is a full-time position which will include some days on-site with the remaining working from home. Happy to discuss any current notice periods.

Job Description

• Develop and agree an annual work plan including objectives, targets and timescales for the complaints department

• Set objectives and review performance of complaints/PALS Officers

• To be responsible for more complex complaints and support

• Maintain and develop the trust's central database of complaints

• To provide an identifiable, accessible service to assist and support patients and carers with queries and or concerns

• To ensure data recorded on Datix is accurate, complete and consistent

• Design and produce reports for board and committee papers and divisions

• Update, design and deliver training on complaints handling for front line staff

The postholder will also be responsible for the line management of the Band 5 Complaints officer

Required Skills / Experience:

- Experience as a Complaints Manager for at least 1 year

- Worked to clear complaints backlogs

- Can travel 2/3 days a week to the trust

Desirable Skills / Experience:

- 3 years' experience in Complaints Management

- Experience with line management

- Recent and relevant experience working within the NHS or a private healthcare background

If you would like to apply and have a confidential conversation about this position, then please don't hesitate to contact Jack Green at and attach your CV, alternatively you can contact on (phone number removed)
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