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Interim Deputy Chief Operating Officer – Emergency Care

South East England
Competitive – NHSI Agency Cap Band 9
Closing date
24 Dec 2021

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An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work for an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Interim Deputy Chief Operating Officer, for up to 3 months in the first instance.

The postholder will be responsible for leading the Urgent Care and Emergency planning agenda across the Trust and deputising at Board level. As this is a key position within the organisation’s senior management structure, candidates must be experienced in leading and delivering ED & Urgent Care Services at this level.

The role will be remunerated under the NHSI Agency Caps at Band 9.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Deputise for the Chief Operating Officer in all aspects of the role and represent the Trust on operational issues with national and local health teams;
  • Leadership and responsibility for the operational management of the Trust through effective stakeholder engagement at all levels across the organisation;
  • Support the delivery of resilience and emergency planning for the Trust;
  • Take day to day responsibility and accountability for the operational running of the specified Division;
  • Take lead responsibility for delivering national and internal targets, while addressing day to day patient flow issues;
  • Efficient and effective use of resources to ensure highest standards of patient care and excellent service delivery;
  • Manage the development and implementation of new strategic objectives, balancing strategic plans with operational needs.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Postgraduate degree qualification or equivalent level of experience;
  • Significant experience of leading and delivering ED Services at this level within an NHS acute hospital setting;
  • Proven ability to implement innovative services and deliver patient outcomes;
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.

If you are interested in the role, please send a copy of your updated CV to and cc along with your availability.


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