Divisional Operations Director

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Band 8D
31 May 2018
30 Jun 2018
Acute Trust
Job Type

The Christie is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres and an international leader in cancer research. We are a performance-driven, high-achieving organisation, with the patient at the heart of everything we do, and rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. Our ambition is to be one of the leading comprehensive cancer centers in the world.

A Foundation Trust since 2007 we are one of Europe’s leading comprehensive cancer centers, treating over 44,000 patients a year and with a turnover in excess of £220m. Based in Manchester we serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, and as a national specialist around 26% of patients are referred to us from other areas of the country.

Our combination of service, research and education provides opportunities for innovation and we use a strong business approach to develop our services. Our ambitious strategy includes delivering services closer to patients’ homes for example through our network of Christie radiotherapy centers and developing new treatments for patients in our early phase trials unit which is the largest in the world.

We intend to improve even more through our 2025 vision and five year strategy and have huge ambitions for the future including the delivery of our capital development programme which contains one of only two Proton Beam Therapy Units in the country.

We are seeking a highly motivated and exceptional individual to lead our Clinical Support & Specialist Surgery Division. The post holder will be responsible for operationalising and realising our ambitious investment programmes ensuring best value for money and delivering the highest possible patients experience.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the post holder will be responsible for the efficient and effective operational management of the Division, ensuring that our key clinical priorities are delivered.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate significant experience in:

  • operational management
  • financial management
  • performance management
  • staff management
  • change management


The Christie NHS Foundation Trust operates a no smoking policy.

For further information regarding this post please contact Fiona Noden, Chief Operating Officer, 0161 446 3976


In order to view The Christie NHS Foundation Trust annual report and our strategy please refer to the "Further Reading" section in the information pack attached to this vacancy.


The closing date for this post may be extended if there are insufficient applicants or brought forward if there is a high volume of applicants.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy

All positions within the Christie are subject to the receipt of satisfactory written references, medical clearance, and evidence of your Right to Work in the UK. Some roles will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants invited to attend for interview will again be made aware of this at the point of invitation. Please note if you are successfully appointed to a post with this Trust, you will be required to pay for your own DBS Disclosure.

********If you are shortlisted for a post and you are invited to attend an interview we will make contact with you via NHS jobs so please check your messages regularly. Should you be successful following your interview our conditional offer along with all documents will be sent directly to the email address given on your application form. **********. 

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, I regret that on this occasion your application will have been unsuccessful.

The Inter-Authority Transfer (IAT) process is a critical and beneficial component of ESR and will form part of the recruitment process. In the event that you are successful following interview your previous NHS employment data, if applicable will be transferred from your current / most recent employer.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply for this position and who would require immigration sponsorship, may wish to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website. 

You should be aware the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy and therefore employees are not permitted to smoke at work.

As an employer, The Trust values equality, diversity and inclusion.

Closing date Saturday 30th June 2018

Inteviews will take place on Thursday 9th August 2018.