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Assistant Service Manager - Surgery

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 a year Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for an Assistant Service Manager to join our friendly Surgery team on a full time basis.

You will support the Service Unit Manager in the operational delivery and performance management to ensure key access standards are met, maintained and sustained. This will also include the cost effective planning, development, implementation and management of services within the Surgery

The Assistant Service Manager will be responsible for operational and planning issues and will work closely with the Service Unit Manager, General Manager, Divisional Director, Deputy Director of Operations, Deputy Director of Nursing, Lead Clinicians and Matrons to identify and implement solutions.

You will be expected to work independently to manage their own workload in line with service requirements and local/national policies.

You will be expected to deputise for the Service Unit Manager where required and appropriate.

You will be expected to work independently to manage their own workload in line with service requirements and local/national policies.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with the Service Unit Manager, the Matrons and the Divisional Triumvirate to co-ordinate service delivery and business development and will provide and support he primary management for the service.

You will liaise with the medical staffing co-ordinators to ensure the rotas enable continuity of service; allowing the Division to maintain its activity levels, and ensure that the associated income flows to the directorate and also maintain a quality safe service for the patients within the Trust.

You will act as business development support with regard to specific projects or initiatives within the speciality that support delivery of financial and/or operational standards.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend, is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

'one team, working together'

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be a key member of the team whose overarching goal is to enable promote and support the effective operational management of the Service. Please refer to attached Job Description for full duties.

Person Specification



  • Business or Management Degree or equivalent level of ability gained through vocational experience.
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Experience in using service improvement methodologies.



  • Understanding of PTL methodology and tracking processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of Referral to Treatment standards (RTT)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Cancer waiting time standards and Peer Review.
  • Experience of supporting disciplinary investigations, sickness management meetings, etc.


  • Experience of delivering a Surgery service
  • NHS experience

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