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Deputy General Manager – Emergency Department / Acute Services

The Finegreen Group
East of the U K
Closing date
18 Oct 2021

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An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work for an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint a Deputy General Manager – Emergency Department / Acute Services, for 6 months.

As this is a key position within the organisation, candidates must have significant General Manager experience, or equivalent management experience within an acute hospital setting.

The role is based in the East of England and will be remunerated under the NHSI Agency Caps at Band 8c.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Deputise for the Deputy Director, leading and inspiring the staff within the ED/ Acute Services to deliver an amazing service for patients;
  • Provide robust day to day managerial leadership;
  • Deliver the directorates required operational requirements, including key performance indicators and relevant national and local standard of performance;
  • Conduct business planning, including the development of a directorate five-year strategy, annual plans and business cases, in addition to financial planning;
  • Ensure clear systems are in place for the sound governance of the directorate;
  • Actively participate in the Senior Manager On Call (SMOC) Rota, and make critical decisions unsupervised, which will affect patient flow through the hospital at night/weekends;
  • Delegated responsibility for the delivery of all clinical and technical services within the department, in line with relevant national and local standards;
  • Take a lead role in service improvement and development, implementing change to ensure key corporate, national and local targets are achieved within agreed timescales;
  • Work with the leadership team to develop and implement the performance framework and hold lead clinicians and team leaders to account for delivery of their objectives;
  • Support Clinicians to deliver service re-design projects that deliver improved clinical outcomes for patients, reduced waiting times and more efficient use of resources;
  • Develop and implement patient pathways to ensure that the patient has the best clinical outcomes.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A master’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • A management qualification;
  • Experience of working with external agencies and representing an organisation at senior level;
  • Understanding and prior experience of financial management, including previous responsibility for a budget;
  • Experience of working within a multi professional environment and achieving objectives through leadership, facilitation, and negotiation;
  • Knowledge of aspects of clinical governance and the application at clinical directorate level including an understanding of the application of the CQC domains;
  • The ability to develop and propose new ways of working to meet the needs of changing national agenda’s and in line with current thinking across all Medical Specialties.
If you are interested in the role, please send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability.

If you do not receive a response within 72 hours of receipt, please assume that on this particular occasion, your application did not meet the client’s requirements for this specific role.


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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0345 130 4006
The Finegreen Group
M12 6JH
United Kingdom
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