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Priory Group Division

Adult Care


Competitive + Car Allowance



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

We have an exciting opportunity for a Associate Director of Quality, to join the South East Priory Adult Care team and support our growing business. Reporting to the Managing Director of the South East region of Priory Adult Care, we are looking for an experienced individual who has worked within Adult Social Care with proven abilities as a leader with thorough knowledge and experience of continuous quality improvement methods and the achievement and maintenance of good regulatory outcomes. You will need to live within the South East Patch, which covers East Mids & Lincolnshire, East Sussex, London & Home Counties, Kent, East Anglia as some travel to services and meetings will be required. This will cover a circa 70 Registered Sites in the South East Region.

Job Advert Location Description

You will lead a team of Quality Improvement Leads (QILs) and work closely with Service Managers, Operations and the Managing Director in the monitoring and embedding of an ongoing person centred and quality improvement culture throughout Specialist/ Older People Services ensuring optimum quality of care and good regulatory outcomes.

The post holder will take accountability for proactively driving improvements in practice performance and quality, ensuring quality indicators, governance requirements, care standards and regulatory and health and safety requirements are met. The overall responsibility is to strategically identify quality issues and operationally set objectives with sites and key stakeholders, and develop improvement measures and ensure the tracking and monitoring of their progress whilst continually driving and positioning quality to be embedded in service delivery.

You will have oversight of the governance processes within all Adult Care services across the region, and work collaboratively with operational colleagues and sites to ensure service user safety, maximizing practice performance, creating a caring environment with evidence based care that yields positive service user outcomes and experience.  This will include monitoring key quality performance indicators, gathering soft intelligence, relating the data to service user experience and formulating risk and actions to mitigate where necessary when risk areas are identified. 

You will have allocated lead areas that span the Adult Care division to strategically improve quality & practice performance, addressing service user safety issues and promoting practice effectiveness and regulatory performance.  This will include taking a lead on the implementation on specific and agreed divisional annual quality objectives and prioritize accordingly.

As a senior member of the Division’s Quality team, you will contribute to the Division’s overall strategic aims and business plans, and lead on significant Quality projects as required by the Director of Quality.

Job Advert Role Description

What we would like to give you:

  • 25 days Annual Leave + Bank Holiday
  • Length of service recognition awards
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Initial Disclosure Check Cost covered, if applicable to role
  • ‘My Possible Self’ App and health-related benefits
  • Online discounts and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme (qualifying period)
  • ‘Cash for Colleagues’ – Employee referral scheme
  • Career Pathways Programme – for development and further qualifications

We reserve the right to close the vacancy ahead of the closing date if a successful applicant is appointed.

Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland, and the cost of this will be covered by Priory. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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