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Deputy Divisional Director of Operations

Band 8c

Main area
Women's & Children
Grade
Band 8c
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
318-21-R7779SQT-A
Site
Trustwide
Town
Gloucester/Cheltenham
Salary
£65,664 - £75,874 PA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 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

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented professional to lead specialties within the Division of Women’s & Children at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. As Deputy Divisional Director of Operations, you will provide leadership as part of the Senior Management team working for the Divisional Director of Operations.

 

The post requires someone with the ability to think and act strategically, set direction in a complex environment and manage relationships with a wide range of senior colleagues. You will have high level analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, and a strong understanding of clinical specialty management across several specialties at once. You will have experience of delivering programmes of work and leading teams, including directing recovery planning at specialty level.

 

Both a flexible ‘can do’ attitude and a strong focus on delivery are essential. This role involves cross site working.

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Divisional Director of Operations is a key role within the Divisional structure and is accountable for ensuring delivery of the day to day operational, quality and access standards. Working alongside colleagues the role is integral to balancing quality and safety with achieving and maintaining financial sustainability. As an experienced leader you will be responsible for providing management and leadership to a number of General Managers & Deputy General Managers responsible for a portfolio of specialties each bringing their own challenges and exciting opportunities.

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county, with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.  There are a wide range of benefits for working for the Trust including supporting further professional development including MBA, Masters qualification.

 

Flexible on site and home working is also supported when appropriate.

 

As a Trust we are fully supportive of the NHS Model Employer ethos; committed to ensuring that Ethnic Minority representation, at senior management level & beyond matches that across the NHS workforce. Applications are irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity & gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances & have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process; including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post requires someone with the ability to think and act strategically, set direction in a complex environment and manage relationships with a wide range of senior colleagues. You will have high level analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, and a strong understanding of clinical specialty management across several specialties at once. You will have experience of delivering programmes of work and leading teams, including directing recovery planning at specialty level.

 

Demonstrable experience in specialty management is required. You will need to be enthusiastic and driven, with the willingness to go the extra mile to achieve what is required for our patients and your services. You will be educated to a Masters level or equivalent and have demonstrable and credible experience of senior operational management roles in the health sector.

               

With excellent communication skills you will need to be able to establish your credibility at all levels internally and externally, and be able to quickly build relationships within your own team and the wider organisation. Both a flexible ‘can do’ attitude and a strong focus on delivery are essential. This role involves cross site working

See job description for extensive list. 

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • Educated to Master’s degree level or equivalent
  • Detailed knowledge of NHS Improvement and other compliance and performance frameworks, safety, financial procedures and statutory regulations
  • Evidence of formal management development
  • Proven previous experience of working at as a Divisional Director or very senior Operational manager, or extensive leadership experience in an equally diverse and complex organisation.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the NHS financial regime and probity, and considerable proven experience of budgetary management.
  • Proven track record of tactical management and delivery at a senior level in a large, complex, service-focused organisation, including staff management, change management, performance management, and service improvement.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts and practices of integrated service planning in complex organisations, analysing, synthesising and using complex data as the basis for strategic and tactical decisions, and scenario planning
  • Experience of consultation, negotiation and influencing different stakeholders.
  • Experience of building personal and professional credibility with clinical and operational senior managers, other Directors, staff, and the public.
  • Experience of substantial operational management responsibility, built on extensive knowledge and understanding of financial, management and clinical issues associated with a large Acute Trust.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the structure and framework of the NHS and how the Trust delivers care within this.
  • Substantial change management capability with proven and measurable results, based on and promoting positive culture and organisational values.
  • Ability to use quantitative and qualitative information to stimulate performance improvement and provide assurance on data integrity.
  • Ability to set out a clear direction, inspire others and assume command.
  • Ability to grasp critical issues and distil them into clear and manageable priorities, weighing both the costs and benefits.
  • Understanding of the different environments in which the Trust operates and ability to assess opportunities for innovation, revenue generation, partnership and enhanced care.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate the Trust vision to all stakeholders, develop prioritised objectives and monitor a coherent delivery plan.
  • Ability to think laterally and creatively to develop innovative plans and identify new business opportunities, commercial acumen.
  • Ability to providing coaching and mentoring at the appropriate levels, encouraging and promoting a culture of openness, honesty and clarity.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Track record of successful organisation wide project management, including as Senior Responsible Office (SRO)/Sponsor or programme management delivery of formal change initiatives.
  • Ability to contribute to effective board working and organisation, monitor compliance with risk management, legal, ethical, clinical, social and environmental requirements
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Rebecca Hughes
Job title
Divisional Director of Operations
Email address
Rebecca.Hughes22@nhs.net
Telephone number
0300 422 3222
Additional information

Simon Pirie, Chief of Service (via Helen Warrener Divisional PA)