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Divisional Operations Director (Clinical Delivery) Band 9

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£95,135 to £109,475 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 9
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Job summary

This is an exciting time to join the Trust. We are now two years into delivering on our five-year strategy, Working Together, which sets out an ambitious vision for our Trust - working together to drive excellence in care for our patients and communities. Our strategy is based on a sound understanding of the areas for further improvement, and on a strong commitment to working collaboratively with our key partners. This approach of Delivering Excellence, embeds a whole organisation operating model based on operational excellence. It combines our management system with our quality improvement approach and is underpinned by our values and behaviours to embed continuous improvement across all our services and team, at every level of the Trust.

The Clinical Delivery Division is the largest, most diverse Division in Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust. There are over 2000 members of staff from more than 20 professional groups with a budget of �137m. There are two Care Groups:

Critical Care, Theatres, Anaesthetics & HSDU (CHAT): covering critical care, HSDU, anaesthetics, theatres and clinical engineering.

Clinical Support Services (CSS): covering imaging/radiology, pathology, therapies, dietetics, pharmacy, medical physics and neurophysiology.

We provide services mainly from our site at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth; however, we dont just cover Portsmouth. We provide services across Southeast Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Main duties of the job

As our new Divisional Director of Operations, Clinical Delivery you would support the Divisional Director to deliver the effective integrated clinical, operation and financial performance of the Division and you would:

Be responsible for ensuring national and local access targets are achieved, along with ensuring all aspects of people, performance and financial objectives are delivered as per the divisional and Trust business plan.

Provide strong leadership at a divisional level, ensuring that there are appropriate systems and processes in place to deliver objectives and drive forward the service to improve the operational effectiveness of the Division.

Work with the Divisional Director, Divisional Nurse Director and care group teams to secure clinical engagement in the day-to-day activities of the Trust, and in performance improvements and service developments, working with the leads in other Divisions where appropriate.

Represent the Division at local levels, developing partnerships, sharing best practice and integrating this knowledge within the Trust.

Promote innovation and quality improvement to ensure best-practice services for patients and positive working experience for staff through Delivering Excellence.

If you are interested to learn more, and for application instructions, please contact Hannah Wade for an in-confidence conversation on

Closing Date: 4th June 2023

About us

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for our patients and communities and was rated good by the Care Quality Commission report published 2020 and became a University Hospital. We are ranked as the third in the country for research; embedding education and training across the organisation and we continuously strive to achieve our core values which are at the heart of everything we do. The Trusts main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, starting life as a military hospital over a century ago and now one of the largest hospitals on the south coast and you may have seen us on the TV series Nurses on the Ward. The Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. The Trust employs over 8,000 staff and are #ProudtobePHU; our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because its the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for providing outstanding care and support for patients, colleagues and our community you will find a home at PHU. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veterans status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

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Job responsibilities

Title: Divisional Operations Director

Reports to: Divisional Director


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