Divisional Manager - CSS

Barts Health NHS Trust
£84,769 to £96,964 a year per annum inc
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and experienced leader who can bring energy and focus to the Clinical Support Services Division. The successful candidate will lead the Division and will be responsible for ensuring the safe, high quality and efficient delivery of services across:
  • Imaging - MRI, CT and US, including operationally embedding a 2nd CT scanner and leading on efforts to secure the funds and delivery of a 2nd MRI
  • Therapies - a large and expanding therapies team across all the core therapy teams and
  • Pharmacy - an embedded and high performing team, including a large capital programme upgrading the pharmacy robot.

The role will also include leading a number of hospital wide programmes that will be agreed with the Director of Operations based on the needs of NUH and skills/interests of the successful candidate.

NUH is a growing general hospital with big ambitions, focused on meeting the needs of its local, diverse and deprived population. This ambition has been backed by a series of recent investments:
  • An expansion of the acute and specialist medicine consultant workforce
  • An expansion of the emergency medicine junior doctor workforce
  • The installation of a 2nd CT scanner
  • The construction of a new two storey wing, housing an expanded critical care alongside a 26 bedded respiratory ward and
  • The refurbishment of two mothballed theatres.

Main duties of the job

To support the Division in ensuring the provision of high-quality patient services that are clinically sound, delivered cost effectively and meet the Trust's priorities and performance targets.

The role of the Divisional Manager (DM) is to provide strong local leadership to the Division and to balance strategic plans with operational needs and robust delivery.

The DM will provide strategic leadership at divisional level, ensure that there are appropriate systems and processes within the Division to enable staff to deliver good quality clinical care and drive forward the service improvement agenda to achieve efficiency gains and improve the operational effectiveness of the Division.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities


With the Divisional Director, provide leadership to the Divisional Management Team and contribute to developing the strategic direction of the Trust

Be accountable for the operational management of the Division, including integrating the work of medical, nursing, scientific and other professional staff in the division in the management of clinical services, building and leading an effective team and supporting and strengthening clinical leadership within the directorate

Take shared corporate responsibility for the financial performance of the Trust, including the achievement of financial targets, balancing the potentially conflicting demands of budgetary requirements and clinical standards

Ensure that there is divisional level commitment to develop plans to move the Trust to 24/7 working

Report to the monthly performance review on the divisional scorecard

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

Participate in the on-call rota for the Trust and be available for weekend working when required

Set an example to other staff through own personal behaviour


Provide effective and visible leadership and direction at all times in the operation and delivery of all services within the Division

Keep the Director of Operations abreast of relevant day to day matters relating to services and site issues

Ensure full compliance with the Trusts Assurance Framework and any related standards including assurance on all corporate and clinical risks

Work with the CSS leadership team and Clinical Leads 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

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

Ensure that business development opportunities for the delivery of patient services are explored, agreed and implemented

Functional Leadership

Line manages the direct reports and ensures that appraisals and personal development plans are regularly carried out and reviewed

Provide functional day to day leadership and support to the multidisciplinary divisional leadership team

Lead on the monitoring and management of all access standards for the Division

Provide direction and leadership to the divisional team, ensuring that services provided are appropriate and continuously developed and that they contribute effectively to the performance of the Trust

Ensure annual objectives are agreed with all staff within the Division and ensure that all staff are appraised, trained and developed

Encourage a culture where employees are empowered to take personal responsibility, are well motivated and able to understand and commit themselves to the objectives of the Trust

People & Organisational Development

Ensure the Division develops its workforce strategies and develops comprehensive workforce plans sufficient to meet the Trusts strategic objectives.

Ensure good people management practice and effective team-working is operating across the division and support the improvement of cross-divisional working.

Person Specification



  • Proven experience of managing a significant budget
  • Up-to-date knowledge of NHS system reform policy and other key policy drivers. (Performance Management, operating Framework, capacity planning, payment by results, independent sector development and Foundation Trust issues
  • Evidence of a track record in change management
  • Has experience of putting together a business case and contributing to its implementation
  • Experience of managing people and teams
  • Leading capacity planning, influencing behaviours of external bodies
  • Operational management experience



  • Strategic Planning
  • Project management
  • Implementing change and evaluation
  • Planning, developing and implementing strategies
  • In managing others, has an approach which is both inclusive and developmental



  • In-depth knowledge in a number of management principles acquired through training and experience to degree level or equivalent



  • Education to degree level or equivalent qualification and or experience
  • Postgraduate management diploma or equivalent or equivalent
  • Evidence of further professional academic or management studies

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham University Hospital


E13 8SL

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