Vacancy: Continuous Quality Improvement Specialist, Dartford, UK

Vacancy: Continuous Quality Improvement Specialist, Dartford, UK

Posted on: Aug.04.2021

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you’ll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere.

We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences build on the progress we’ve achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work.

We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

You will find useful information below that provide further information on the diverse range of career opportunities within Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.


Are you an experienced Quality Improvement Practitioner? Would you like to be part of establishing a cross boundary team and approach to Quality Improvement? Do you have the knowledge and skills to help people to embed Quality Improvement practices into their everyday work? Look no further and apply to join our new Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Academy as the Quality Improvement Specialist!

This will role will be pivotal in helping us to establish a true culture of continuous improvement across our organisation and beyond.

The role will include; training and coaching staff of all levels, facilitating workshops and creativity and innovation sessions, working with leaders to establish improvement practices and much more. You will also have the opportunity to work with partners of Dartford and Gravesham Trust to build joined up processes and to build individual and team skills.

About you:

You will be an enthusiastic and experienced QI practitioner with the knowledge, skills and mind-set to embed the CQI culture. You will be a team player with the ability to work autonomously, with a primary focus on coaching others towards success.

About us:

We are a newly established team with a passion for improvement, creativity and innovation. Our soon to open innovation hub will be a central place to train and facilitate, but also a space to create and learn, with access to technology and equipment to enable staff to unleash their ideas.


Find out more:

If you would like more information about the role, please contact Katy Earth – Associate Director of Quality Improvement via katy.earth1@nhs.net.


Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.





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