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Service Manager for Respiratory and Clinical Infection Unit

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year Per annum including inner london HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the specialist medicine directorate. We are looking for a highly motivated service manager who will report to the Assistant General Manager, and will be a vital part of the Respiratory, Clinical Infection Unit and Specialist Medicine management team. The post holder will have lead responsibility for the day-to-day management of all operational and performance issues in addition to taking responsibility for key projects to facilitate continuous improvement within the Respiratory and clinical Infection Unit service.

The successful candidate will also have experience in managing RTT/ cancer and DM01 pathways, in addition to experience in the management of budgets and staff. In turn, the successful candidate will have access to a plethora of development courses and opportunities, as part of the St George's Leadership Academy and opportunities to progress their NHS management career within a supportive, enthusiastic and motivated team.

We encourage all individuals who are interested in the role to contact the recruiting manager before applying.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong operational background to support the delivery of high-quality and efficient patient care. Applicants should be educated to degree level or have the equivalent experience, be committed to personal development, have a proactive approach to change and be keen to work alongside clinical colleagues to develop the service and implement lasting service improvements.

The post holder is to be responsible for the operational management and the effective and efficient delivery of services provided within Respiratory and Clinical Infection Unit in support of the General Manager and Care Group Leads, ensuring effective co-ordination and management of budgets and agreed national or local performance objectives and contract.

About us

With nearly 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, St George's Hospital is the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

The main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

As well as acute hospital services, St Georges Hospital provides a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across south west London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.

The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description for more details on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree level or equivalent qualification/equivalent level of experience.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Recognised management qualification.



  • proven experience within an operational management post
  • Evidence of excellence innovation and achievement in management practice.


  • Evidence of successful operational leadership and effective involvement in change management
  • Evidence of successful involvement in production of clear business cases.



  • Intermediate/advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • High level written communication skills and able to adapt style and method as appropriate to include the ability in report writing, responding to complaints.
  • Able to tailor and convey clear messages on complex matters in a logical, structured way.
  • Able to extract relevant information from complex unfamiliar data.



  • oAwareness and understanding of national policies concerning patient care and developments within the NHS.
  • oAwareness of RTT targets and policies.

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