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Interim Senior Ophthalmology Lead

South East England
Interim - Band 8c
Closing date
31 May 2023

Job Details

We are working with an NHS Trust who are seeking to appoint an Interim Senior Ophthalmology Lead. This role will be for 6 months in the first instance and has the potential to extend. The Trust are looking for someone who could start quickly.

This is an interim role that falls under the Workforce Alliance Framework and should be expected to be remunerated at a day rate commensurate with Band 8c and will be c£375 per day dependent on experience.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Mobilisation of new aligned service provision across the footprint;
  • Develop and implement procedures and policies to improve service provision, ensuring relevant links and application where relevant across the Trust; 
  • Manage the operational implementation of new service initiatives, including liaising with 
  • stakeholders, writing operational policies and Standard Operating Procedures; 
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of the local and national clinical and policy context relating to services and facilitate the development of the Division’s services in line with these requirements;
  • Participate actively in, and lead where appropriate and agreed, contract management processes for all services;
  • Work closely and effectively with Specialty Leads, Clinical Nurse Leaders, and other key staff for each service to ensure a robust multi-disciplinary approach to service management is achieved; 
  • Lead on all GIRFT projects across the clinical service; This includes responding to data / information requests ahead of assessment meetings and subsequently managing the implementation of any service improvement recommendations from the national GIRFT team;
  • Maintain a close and detailed overview of all aspects of service demand and capacity to ensure that an efficient balance is maintained; This includes producing sound business cases for service investment, and effectively and sensitively reducing service resources where this is shown to be possible.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • First degree or equivalent level of study;
  • Masters level degree or equivalent knowledge gained through healthcare management experience;
  • Successful recent track record of NHS operational management experience covering multiple specialties;
  • Strong background in individual and team management and leadership within the NHS;
  • Contract management and mobilisation of new services;
  • Service review and redesign, carried out whilst maintaining operational standards.

If you are interested in the role, please email Toni Coates with a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate understanding in line with the above.

If you do not receive a response within 72 hours (3 working days) 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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