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Interim Operations Lead – Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

The Finegreen Group
North West England
Competitive – NHSI Agency Cap Band 8b
Closing date
5 Jan 2022

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Operations & Performance, Manager of Operations
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Job Details

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work for an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Interim Operations Lead, for up to 6 months in the first instance.

As this is a key position within the organisation’s senior management structure, candidates must have experience working in a similar capacity in the NHS previously and a strong and demonstrable track record in successfully leading Mental Health or Learning Disability Services.

The role will be remunerated under the NHSI Agency Caps at Band 8b and will be on site.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring robust operational management of Mental Health and Learning Disability services;
  • Taking a lead role in service improvement;
  • Assuming leadership and responsibility for a number of work streams aligned with these services, that require joint working with system partners to improve patient care;
  • Providing highly specialised advice, expertise, credible strategic development and leadership;
  • Managing the implementation of new strategic objectives and operational plans, ensuring alignment across the system;
  • Engaging with key strategic regional and national policy makers to inform development of strategy and policies;
  • Representing the organisation across the system.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Postgraduate degree qualification or equivalent level of experience;
  • Strong NHS background;
  • Significant experience of leading Mental Health or Learning Disability Services;
  • Evidence of implementing service improvement;
  • 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.

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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