Corporate Policy Manager in Nationwide at Four Seasons Careers

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Home Name: Head Office – Wilmslow
Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

Weekly Hours: 40
Salary: 40,000-45,000


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Policy Manager. This is a rare chance to join an award winning business who is the largest independent provider of social care in the UK at this level.

Four Seasons Health Care has just under 300 care homes across the UK, each one specialises in providing safe, high quality care for every resident.   Within the group are three brands - Four Seasons,  Brighterkind and The Huntercombe Group,  offering a verity of care  including residential care, dementia care, respite care, rehabilitation and intermediate care.

Leading and managing the development and revision of all clinical and corporate policies required by law, regulation and good practice, reflecting the requirements of FSHC’s regulators; including but not limited to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and equivalent agencies in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland; Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local Environmental Health Departments (EHOs).

With extensive experience in policy development, the CPM will develop a document management strategy and system for all FSHC’s policies and associated documentation. The CPM will have a key leadership role to liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to influence policy, practice and care pathways through planned and systematic project management; which includes the development and promotion of user-friendly guidance.              


Job Requirements

Policy Practice and Development

To lead the clinical policy development programme, reviewing and writing evidence based clinical policies for use across FSHC.

To oversee the corporate policy development programme within the governance framework, ensuring that arrangements exist to demonstrate effective compliance with relevant statutory provisions, internal policy/procedures and best practice.

To maintain FSHC’s internal control systems in relation to policy management; including the arrangements for consultation, ratification and approval of all existing and new policy documentation. 

To develop effective links with ‘Steering Groups’ and key colleagues working in specialist services, so that their experience and expertise informs policy review and development.

Where required, include recommendations arising out of serious incidents in policies or guidance.

To maintain an up to date knowledge of employment and clinical legislation as it relates to policy development.

To convene policy group meetings, take minutes and follow through action points as necessary.

To ensure that all work is undertaken in accordance with the concepts of due professional care and practice, maintaining the highest possible professional standards.

Policy Dissemination, Training and Audit

To lead on the planning and implementation of policy audit to review compliance with the document management strategy and adherence to FSHC’s policy templates. 

To produce reports on policy development/implementation progress and audit as required. 

To work closely with Central Learning and Development to ensure that it is appraised of policy change and, where appropriate, changes are incorporated in relevant training programmes.   

To liaise with the Assurance Team to ensure that FSHC’s quality assurance systems (TRaCAs) are updated to reflect new or revised policy requirements.   

Other Duties

To contribute to internal publications, newsletters and other promotional activities to increase awareness of and engender a positive approach to policy understanding and compliance. 

To undertake any other duties requested as appropriate to the role.

Interviews to take place week commencing Monday 18th June 2018.