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Specialty Director - Cardiology & Respiratory


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Fixed term: 3 years
Part time - 2 sessions per week
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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FT
£84,559 - £114,003 pa pro rata
Salary period
12/12/2021 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

The Specialty Director role exists to lead on the cross-county strategic development and operational delivery of the specialty service or cluster of services as specified above.

The post holder is responsible for leading the delivery of clinical services for Cardiology and Respiratory  services at the highest possible standards and within the Trust’s financial, workforce, operational targets and strategic objectives.

There would also be the opportunity to apply for a substantive Consultant post in either Cardiology or Respiratory within the Trust to go alongside the Speciality Director role if applying externally.



Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for:

Leading the specialities with the Modern Matron and General Manager to deliver income targets within devolved budget/s for the service lines within his/her remit including working with the General Manager on CIP plans. This does not involve direct line management.

Line managing the medical staff within the service line/specialty cluster. (Job Planning, Performance Management). It is expected that job planning will be done in discussion with the General Manager and shared with the Specialty Director (Planned care). Specifics to be agreed with the Chief of Service.             

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Strategic development of services for Cardiology and Respiratory working with partners across the Health and Social Care System
  • Managing external reviews and Regulators
  • Contribute to the achievement of the Trusts Operational and Strategic Aims
  • Clinical Governance
  • Audit / Quality Improvement/ Clinical Safety

Working for our organisation

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision of providing Best Care for Everyone and our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff, many of whom are world leaders in healthcare, teaching and research.  You could make a real difference to our patients’ lives by joining our team.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This Job Description/Person Specification contains all the information you need to apply for the post, I would actively encourage you to read the information and make contact with our Chief Of Service for Medicine Dr Ian Shaw (

Person specification

Qualification/ Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Clinician of at least 12 months demonstrating successful clinical practice and good reputation

Special Knowledge/ Abilities and/or Experience

Essential criteria
  • Leadership/Management
  • Evidence of leadership and/or people management (inc persuasion/negotiation and conflict management)
  • Service Improvement – (must include improved quality/safety)
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership/management programme
  • Financial and budgetary awareness
  • Broader picture/agenda

Personal Skills/Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Personal enthusiasm & integrity
  • Resilience
  • Visibility and accessibility
  • Trustworthiness & honesty
  • Intellectual agility & flexibility
  • Sound judgement
  • Openness to innovation
  • “Corporate Role Model”

Interests and motivation to succeed in the role

Essential criteria
  • A clear understanding of the job requirements
  • Commitment to the role/challenges
  • Energy and Courage

Values and Behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patient Focused: Understands how their role impacts on the patient journey, and a willingness to place the patient at the centre of what they do
  • Achieving Results: Experience of successfully working to deadlines and completing tasks.
  • Inspirational Leadership: Keen to develop themselves and others, open to new ideas and willing to share their experience with others.
  • Maximising Value: Takes ownership of problems and does not overly complicate matters or involve colleagues unnecessarily
  • Working Together: Approachable and able to build relationships with a wide variety of colleagues
  • Equality and Diversity: can demonstrate a positive and non-judgmental attitude towards difference in terms of service delivery and working practice
  • Caring: is able to show knowledge and understanding of promoting care, compassion and empathy within their
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Ian Shaw
Job title
Chief Of Service for Medicine
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 5659