General Manager Women and Children’s Directorate

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Job Title - General Manager for Womens and Children's

Hours per week - 37.5 hours per week Perm/Fixed Term-Permanent

Salary - � 70417 - � 81138

Closing date: 12 June 2023

Interview Date:Thursday 22 June 2023

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


Main duties of the job

The General Manager will be responsible for supporting the Clinical Director in directing, guiding and leading the Directorate Management Teams in the overall management of the Directorate and for developing Business strategic plans performance management frameworks to ensure delivery of all key activity and financial targets.

A key dimension will be to support the Clinical Director in engaging Clinical Managers in the complex management agenda including the preparation of annual business plans and the development of capacity and capability to deliver both local and national priorities.

The post holder will be required to be included in the Trusts On-call management rota.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do.

Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the Clinical Director in ensuring that robust performance management development systems are developed that can inform internal stakeholders including the Board and other managers in addition to meeting the requirements of external agencies including CQC, NHSI, NHSE,
  • To take lead responsibility for the preparation of any inspections and reviews to achieve compliance with NHS and statutory requirements e.g. CQC,
  • To review and report on Directorate performance indicators to demonstrate compliance against national standards ensuring that attention is paid to immediate risks and in addition develop, implement and maintain internal performance management processes to ensure progress in all
  • To analyse and translate data from various sources into effective knowledge management, which drives the activities of the Directorate Management
  • To take the lead role to ensure that all Directorate Managers are aware of the specific standards/targets they are responsible for delivering and provide support to each manager to ensure delivery of them.
  • To be responsible for the delivery of clinical services and management of clinical risk and health care
  • To ensure effective and optimum utilisation of all resources within the Women and Childrens Directorate Management
  • To participate in the Trust's on-call
  • To ensure both the development and implementation of winter pressure plans, in order to ensure that the Services can respond to the needs of the patients throughout the
  • To ensure that the Directorate meets its waiting list and waiting times targets e.g. actively support the delivery of a maximum 18 week wait for patients and cancer waiting time targets.
  • To oversee and interpret the performance targets of specialties and develops strategies to address issues as they
  • To support processes aimed at improving financial information and control mechanisms, eg identifying cost drivers, refining systems to gather activity data, within the Trust's performance management
  • To take a lead role for the implementation of an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) solution within the directorate and contribute proactively to the alignment with the overall trust EPR rollout.

Person Specification

Qualification and Professional Training


  • oSenior management development programme qualification or equivalent
  • oEducated to Masters level or equivalent experience

Experience and Knowledge


  • o5 years minimum experience of working in a senior operational role
  • oSuccessful track record of managing change in a complex environment
  • oExperience of leading and directing senior clinical and non-clinical teams in achieving key performance indicators
  • oExperience of developing services and exploring business opportunities
  • oKnowledge and understanding of NHS policy and of key changes in the NHS
  • oCompetent in the use of Office IT systems
  • oExperience of interpreting and implementing national and local policy


  • oDemonstrate an understanding of commissioning dynamics

Skills and Abilities


  • oExcellent communication skills and ability to influence decisions and strategy within the Directorate management teams
  • oEffective negotiating, influencing and networking skills
  • oAbility to provide strategic management advice to senior managers
  • oHighly developed problem solving and analytical skills
  • oAble to asses a broad range of complex information quickly and accurately including e.g. finance, activity, clinical, technical service data
  • oAbility to oversee and interpret the performance targets of specialties
  • oAbility to provide strategic leadership to senior clinical teams
  • oManage complex and multi-faceted problems
  • oAbility to analyse information on the performance of specialties ensuring corrective actions are carried out.
  • oAbility to support business objectives
  • oHighly developed financial management and business management skills
  • oAbility to support the delivery of Financial performance
  • oAbility to support successful operational performance
  • oAbility to work collaboratively
  • oAbility to undertake strategic planning and make complex decisions
  • oAbility to review performance of specialty teams
  • oAbility to work on-call
  • oAbility to lead change and hold others to account
  • oAbility to develop strategies for the use of clinical information to inform and support service delivery and clinical decision making
  • oAbility to initiate strategies for the development of audits and research projects to ensure recommendations are acted upon.
  • oAbility to promote the initiation of research and clinical governance/audit projects within the Directorate
  • oAbility to work in complex environment by utilising past and current skills and knowledge.
  • oAbility to work flexibly and unsocial hours


  • oEvidence of collaborative working and effective strategic influencing

Personal Qualities


  • oAbility use their own judgement to define short, medium and long-term work priorities initiating plans affecting patient care and performance
  • oTo be flexible to the demands of the environment including unpredictable work patterns, deadlines and frequent interruptions.
  • oAbility to make recommendations to the Trust Management Team and challenge current practice in order to achieve the required outcomes.
  • oEnsuring that all patients are given appointment dates within National and Trust Performance Targets.
  • oAbility to adapt and change ways of working through transformational changes
  • oAbility to deal with sensitive and complex issues affecting individuals.
  • oTo be able to deal directly and resolve issues with complainants/ patients/ relatives/ staff when they are angry, upset or ill.
  • oAbility to manage work priorities effectively
  • oDemonstrates commitment and evidence of continuous professional development
  • oPortrays self-belief, self-awareness and drive for improvement
  • oDemonstrates intellectual flexibility, political astuteness and drive for results



  • oRequirement to work on-call
  • oTo be able to travel to different organisations to represent the Trust on official business


  • oTo challenge existing practice and initiate improvement in services to meet the needs of patients and achieve corporate objectives
  • Proven track record of managing and developing services
  • Maintains a focus on local healthcare developments and assesses the impact within own sphere of influence

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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