Interim Head of Operations

South East England
Competitive - NHSI Agency Cap Band 8d
15 Oct 2020
12 Nov 2020
Finegreen Consultant
Acute Trust
Job Type

A large NHS organisation is seeking to appoint an Interim Head of Operations for Acute Medicine focussed on Critical Care, Cardiology and Respiratory

This is a key role with the organization and experience in a similar senior operational management role within Acute Medicine and the NHS is essential

This role will be remunerated under the NHSI Agency Caps at Band 8d.

Main responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the operational performance and strategic development of the Division
  • Responsibility for the delivery of high quality patient care, clinical governance, patient safety, clinical quality, and delivery of Cost Improvement Programmes (CIPs).
  • Lead on the development of challenging and ambitious service development strategies, anticipating future needs for the Division/Services
  • Challenge existing practices, ensuring that progressive solutions, which take into account models of best practice, are incorporated into service plans.
  • Work with external healthcare provider partners to ensure that delivery plans support the wider healthcare agenda including improvements in equality and access
  • Support Clinicians to deliver service re-design projects that deliver improved clinical outcomes for patients, reduced waiting times and more efficient use of resources
  • Lead Trust-wide initiatives and projects as required
  • Drive through the delivery of ambitious targets to continually improve performance
  • Develop and implement effective reporting arrangements within the Management team to accurately record and monitor performance against local and national targets and to pro-actively manage any variances

Key Skills/Experience:

  • First degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of other specialist knowledge at higher degree or masters level
  • Significant experience within the Healthcare sector at senior manager level
  • Extensive knowledge of the NHS in the acute sector with up to date knowledge of medical/surgical services
  • Experience of leading and delivering significant programmes of change within an NHS setting including responsibility for strategic planning and budgetary control for group of complex medical/surgical specialities

If you are interested in this post, please send a copy of your updated CV to Toni Coates on

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