Senior Directorate Manager - Band 8c

North West England
£56,665 to £69,168 dependent on experience
04 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Acute Trust
Job Type

Harvey Nash Healthcare have been asked to support an NHS Trust in the North West to identify a Senior Directorate Manager (8c) to support the rapid transformation of services in this large Acute Trust.

This organisation are going through a period of significant change and transformation and as a result applicants are encouraged to demonstrate experience of this type of environment.


  1. As part of the triumvirate team working with the Clinical Director and Assistant Director of Nursing you are responsible for leading the development of allocated directorates or work programmes within the Division to deliver a high quality patient focussed service.
  2. To work closely with the Divisional Management Team and triumvirate to ensure optimum and high level ongoing performance in line with corporate objectives and evidence based best practice.  As delegated by Divisional Management Team, lead and deliver relevant projects of service development and improvement working across all directorates and where appropriate across Divisions. Responsible for performance management for the allocated directorates or work programmes, ensuring robust systems and processes are in place to support the effective monitoring of activity and finances. Responsibility for the efficient and effective use of resources within the Directorate(s) including development of robust recovery planning where deviation occurs. Deputise for the Divisional Managing Director as required. Manage Specialty Manager(s).



  • Develop and implement short and long term service strategies and policies for allocated directorates reflecting the service needs of the CO/Group ensuring these are responsive to the changing requirements of the service.
  • Ensure the implementation of effective and appropriate performance management systems and processes to deliver corporate objectives and Divisional / Directorate Key Performance Indicators.
  • Interpret health and commissioning policy and create plans to implements these into services.


  • Manage the budget for the allocated directorate(s) with responsibility to ensure the Services meet their financial targets.
  • Authorised signatory up to £25,000.
  • Lead a number of CIP work streams in line with Divisional requirements


  • Communicate at the highest level with Consultant Medical Staff, Senior Managers and Directors within the CO/Group and across external organisations and agencies.
  • Present complex information both formally and informally to CO/Group Board, Executive team, Divisional Management Team, Seniors Managers and partner organisations, staff groups, patient/clients and the general public.


  • Line manager for the services and responsible for applying all HR policies and procedures as appropriate, seeking support from the Divisional HR Business Partner/Advisory service and Divisional Managing Director as required.
  • In conjunction with the Clinical Director and Assistant Director of Nursing, the post holder is responsible for managing medical staff within the Services.
  • Work with colleagues to develop work force plans for the Services that support the delivery of divisional strategy including the implementation of recruitment and retention plans which enable service to be delivered to a high standard.


  • Work with the Clinical Director and Assistant Director of Nursing to develop a structure to maintain robust risk management systems within allocated directorates and work programmes. Work with clinical staff to develop changes in clinical practice through the development of evidence based practice.
  • Manage all complaints received in relation to allocated directorates and investigate serious untoward incidents, including the development and delivery of action plans resulting from incident investigations.
  • To ensure all Advancing Quality/CQUIN/ relevant governance key performance indicators are met.

The above indicates the main duties of the post, which may be reviewed in the light of experience and developments within the service.  Any review will be undertaken in conjunction with the post holder.

Desirable Experience includes (not essential):

  • Masters degree in Health/Social Care discipline.
  • Project Management qualification eg PRINCE 2.
  • Qualification in Quality Improvement/ AQUA training
  • Experience of major service redevelopment incorporating a number of organisations from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Experience of change management as a result of financial turnaround and successfully leading staff through the process
  • An understanding of the national agenda in respect of health and social care integration and its impact on public sector functions.
  • Full awareness of the impact of Devolution processes and the potential challenges this presents.

If you are interested in hearing more about this assignment then please don’t hesitate to contact Sam Alsop-Hall in the first instance on 01217171908

We are able to provide a further written job description, person specification and further insight about this client upon application.