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Community Neuro and Specialist Services Operational Manager

Solent NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Adult Southampton Service line (ADS) provide community specialist services, community neuro services, and an early supported discharge provision through Snowdon at Home. We're looking for a Service Manager for Community Neuro and Specialist Services who will play a pivotal role in providing leadership and operational direction to the department.

As Operational Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring effective systems are in place to address data quality issues and ensure effective delivery and to lead the operational embedding of the integrated models of care within the team including shared practice, shared teaching of patient caseloads.

Main duties of the job

*To work with the team to develop and maintain the capacity modelling and escalation process to ensure the effective operational delivery of services locally.

*To lead the development and delivery of streamlined pathways of care associated with the service delivery of the Community Neuro and Specialist Services.

*To lead the development of the service in terms of operational aspects working with the Community Neuro and Specialist Services Clinical Matron/Lead to support the improved quality/quantity of patient care.

*To work proactively and collaboratively with multiple service stakeholder including sister Solent services, secondary care, primary care and the voluntary sector to support streamlined pathways for patient care.

*To take the lead for the development and delivery of specific workstreams identified by the Services Manager and to support implementation of additional workstreams across the URS.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • First level degree qualification or equivalent management experience
  • Recognised Management or leadership Qualification
  • Recent evidence of continued professional development


  • PRINCE 2 Project Management qualification (or equivalent)



  • Previous management experience including evidence of managing teams including experience of managing multiple specialty teams
  • Demonstrate clear vision of patient care and service delivery
  • Ability to analyse detailed service issues and produce appropriate reports and recommendations
  • Experience and ability in working concurrently on a number of differing issues
  • Previous experience in meeting deadlines
  • Previous experience of managing teams through change
  • Previous experience of managing teams to deliver improved data quality and waiting list performance.
  • Recent operational management experience
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience of interagency and joint working between different provider / external organisations


  • Previous achievements in the development of community / hospital/social care services and specialist services
  • Demonstrate teaching experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Bitterne Health Centre

Commercial Street



SO18 6BT

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