Interim General Manager - Theatres & Anaesthetics

South East England
Interim - Band 8c
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

Job Details

We are working with an NHS Trust who are seeking to appoint an Interim General Manager for Theatres and Anaesthetics services. This role will be for 3 months in the first instance.

This is an interim role that falls under the CCS NMNC RM6277 Framework and should be expected to be remunerated at Band 8c rates between £370 and £410 per day depending upon experience.

The role will be expected to be mainly on site and will be based in the London region.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the in developing and delivering high quality, patient / service user focussed and cost effective pathways and services meeting the requirements of our commissioners and the Trust’s Annual Business Plan;
  • To support the Divisional Director of operations, Service Leads and divisional managerial staff in the planning, development, provision and review of, patient focussed and cost-effective integrated pathways and services;
  • Provide professional operational leadership for the Division, where relevant managing non-medical staff and agreed service portfolios;
  • Ensure that the Division achieves its local and national performance targets thorough robust processes developed with the Divisional Service Managers;
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Service Management team identify and focus on the Service’s most critical delivery areas;
  • Support & lead on the development and implementation QIPP based service improvements throughout the Division’s portfolio, which supports achievement of the Trust’s Corporate Objectives;
  • To provide assurance that the agreed financial activity and other performance targets in the annual Business Plan will be delivered. Escalate immediately any concerns pertaining to non delivery to the Divisional Director of Operations;
  • Work with key stakeholders and partners to maximise the QIPP agenda;
  • Responsible for the performance monitoring of activity on a daily basis, to support the achievement of the Trust’s targets, and monitor subsequent actions required;
  • Ensure that the Division provides high quality pathways and services, responsive to the needs of patients, carers, service users, and General Practitioners.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Masters degree level qualification or have demonstrable experience working in a similar position, gained over a number of years;
  • Experience of Managing specialist services;
  • Significant operational management in an acute NHS Trust or community services, including senior level experience;
  • Extensive experience within an Operational Management setting overseeing the Theatres, Anaesthetics services in an Acute Trust environment;
  • Proven experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team.

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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0345 130 4006
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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