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General Manager - Band 8b

Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Closes: 4 Nov 2020
Gloucester, United Kingdom £53,168 to £62,001 pa
Permanent & Full-time NHS_pM5Vn1BZZRZY

General Manager - Band 8b

Job Reference: 318-20-R5684AN

Employer: Department: Surgical Management Location: Gloucester Salary: £53,168 to £62,001 pa

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.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSFT is seeking to appoint an experienced General Manager after the promotion of the current post-holder. This is a challenging time in the NHS, but as an innovative organisation recognised as 'Good' by the CQC, we believe that we can continue to strive to deliver excellent care and are seeking an individual able to embrace change, inspire and lead others in helping to achieve our aim to be 'Outstanding'.

The Person

You will be responsible for leading and managing the day to day operations of the service line to deliver quality, operational and financial objectives. You will be supported by strong clinical leadership and provided with appropriate development opportunities to support your career.

We are looking for a person educated to Masters Level or equivalent, with demonstrable and credible experience of senior operational management roles in the acute sector of the NHS. You must be able to demonstrate a high level of financial acumen, the ability to manage multiple tasks whilst having a view on strategic direction with a proven track record of delivering performance targets. In addition, you must have excellent staff management skills and service transformation experience.

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. You must be able to demonstrate excellent problem solving skills and be able to cope with conflicting pressures.

This is a full time position that involves cross-site working and on-call commitments.

Informal enquires to: Bernie Turner, Deputy Divisional Director, Division of Surgery ( 07545 123371).

Interviews are expected to take place 11/11/2020

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.
Committed to safeguarding our community

If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £32 (standard checks) or £50 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through two instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact for further information.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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