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Interim Operations Manager – Mental Health

West Midlands
Competitive – NHSI Agency Cap Band 8a
Closing date
21 Feb 2022

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Operations & Performance, Manager of Operations
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An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work for an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Interim Operations Manager for Mental Health services, for up to 3 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 Services.

The role will be remunerated under the NHSI Agency Caps at Band 8a.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Overall operational management responsibility for the defined Mental Health services, including the implementation of the service delivery model and clinical pathways;
  • Lead on patient flow and capacity management;
  • Take lead responsibility for ensuring requirements and targets are met;
  • Implement and monitor quality and performance measures;
  • Monitor the clinical and financial performance of services, present options for improvement and take corrective action where necessary;
  • Efficient and effective use of resources to ensure highest standards of patient care and excellent service delivery;
  • Ensure pathways and processes are designed to meet operational best practice.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Management qualification;
  • Postgraduate degree qualification or equivalent level of experience;
  • Significant experience of leading Mental Health Services is essential;
  • Experience of delivering service transformation;
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
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.


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