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Whistleblowing Manager

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Sector
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £19.89 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Orlaith Fogarty
Job ref B7WMRVH_1636026957

Job description

Whistleblowing Manager

Temporary Whistleblowing Manager required for a large public sector organisation based through the Belfast Trust at Royal Victoria Hospital.

Rate of Pay: £19.89

Location: Royal Victoria Hospital

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Duration: TBC

JOB SUMMARY / MAIN PURPOSE:

The Whistleblowing Manager will manage a specialist and complex caseload managing concerns raised by staff under the Trust's 'Your Right to Raise a Concern (Whistleblowing)' Policy and Procedure. The post holder will provide specialist advice on the management and investigation of whistleblowing concerns ensuring matters are progressed timely and expeditiously.

The post holder will manage the Trusts central register of concerns, track case progress and provide regular updates to the Senior Manager for updates to members of the Trust's Senior Executive Team and Trust Board.

The post holder will be responsible for the ongoing development of a positive culture promoting openness and nurturing the confidence of staff to raise concerns. This will include a programme of on-going training for staff and managers and engagement across the Trust to provide dedicated support for any individual raising a concern.

The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring that systems and processes are in place to ensure oversight of cases is smooth and effective and will assist senior staff within directorates to understand the learning from cases and embed action plans from concerns investigated.

KEY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

For each of the following, the post holder will:

  • Manage a complex caseload of investigations into concerns raised by staff.
  • Maintain the Trust's central register of whistleblowing concerns.
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken when a concern is raised with confidentiality being respected as appropriate, a fair and effective investigation conducted and regular feedback on progress being given.
  • Maintain regular contact with individuals who have raised concerns, ensuring mechanisms are in place to safeguard against them suffering a detriment as a result of raising a concern.
  • Ensure feedback is provided to anyone who has raised a concern.
  • Regularly review the most up to date legislation and guidance / information on whistleblowing to ensure continuous improvement in the management of cases.
  • Take action to reduce barriers for any groups of staff in raising concerns.
  • Ensure that any information that indicates a potential risk to patient safety is acted on immediately and escalated as required.
  • Establish links with regional colleagues to discuss case studies and good practice.
  • Ensure staff and managers throughout the Trust have the capability, knowledge and skills they need to raise concerns and to support others who raise concerns.
  • Provide staff and managers with appropriate training and easy access to the knowledge and support they need to raise concerns or to support others to raise concerns.
  • Represent the Trust at regional forums to review and update the regional Whistleblowing framework.
  • Review and update the Trust Whistleblowing Policy, Procedure, and Processes as necessary to ensure they are effective and constantly improved.
  • Gather feedback on Trust whistleblowing policy, procedure, and processes to ensure that they are continuously improved and meet the needs of all staff.
  • Provide regular reports to Trust Executive Team and Trust Board members to include information on the number and types of cases, barriers to speaking up, and details of opportunities for learning and improving.
  • Ensure all Trust policies, procedures, processes e.g., induction/appraisal include messages for staff about how to raise concerns.
  • Ensure regular communications are shared across the Trust to encourage staff to raise concerns including feedback on matters that staff are speaking up about and being mindful of preserving confidentiality where needed.
  • Develop a local network of champions or advocates in the Trust to support the Trust's Raising Concerns programme.
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with Trade Union representatives on matters relating to whistleblowing and case management.

Essential Criteria

  • Degree or recognised professional qualification or equivalent / higher qualification in a Business / Human Resources / Law related subject AND a minimum of 2 year's experience at Band 6 or above, involving a key role in the provision of advice and guidance to managers on matters relating to employment, complaints or law.

OR

  • HNC / HND or equivalent / higher qualification in a Business / Human Resources / Law related subject AND a minimum of 3 year's experience in an administrative role, 2 years of which must be at Band 6 or above, involving a key role in the provision of advice and guidance to managers on matters relating to employment, complaints or law.

OR

  • A minimum of 5 year's experience in an administrative role, 2 years of which must be at Band 6 or above, involving a key role in the provision of advice and guidance to managers on matters relating to employment, complaints, or law.

And

  • Experience of managing and undertaking complex investigations and production of associated reports.
  • Experience of working in partnership with trade union colleagues.
  • Hold a current full driving licence, which is valid for use in the UK, and have access to a car on appointment (Where disability prohibits driving, this criteria will be waived if the applicant is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements).

Skills

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both oral and written, which will meet the needs of the post in full.
  • Have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a range of staff at all levels of the organisation.
  • Have excellent organisational skills, and the ability to work within tight timescales.
  • Effective planning and organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to drive change successfully throughout the organisation.
  • Ability to develop and implement policies and/or strategies
  • An insight into the issues facing the Trust at a Corporate Level

If you are interested and available for this position, please upload your CV to the link or contact Orlaith Fogarty. Orlaith.fogarty@staffline.co.uk

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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