General Manager – Acute and Emergency Medicine

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£68,070 to £78,433 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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

We are looking to appoint a high calibre individual to the role of General Manager for Emergency and Acute Medicine. Our ideal candidate will be an experienced and passionate person with extensive experience in managing complex NHS systems.

The department has an ambitious plan for the recovery post Covid-19, linked to the long-term strategy of ensuring that Emergency and Acute Medicine form a central part in transforming health care. The department has a committed and highly capable team that are focussed on ensuring that the best possible outcomes are provided to patients.

If you have experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams and have a passion for both operational management and leadership, then this role could be for you. The role would be accountable for operational and performance targets, financial management and ensuring that there is a robust quality and safety system in place.

Main duties of the job

The three General Managers are responsible, with the Clinical Director and Lead Nurse for the effective strategic and operational management of Directorates, ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient services within the resources available. The post reports to the Director of Operations and has a key role in providing business development support to the Directorate and Clinical Board. The post holder is responsible for the management of non-clinical staff in the Directorate ensuring staff are managed in line with the UHB's employment policies.

About us


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has an important job to do. What we do matters because it is our job to care for people and keep them well. We all want to do this to the best of our abilities - but we know that good intentions are not always enough.

Our values guide the way we work and the way we behave with others. Post holders will be expected at all times to behave in accordance with our values demonstrating commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in a relevant discipline or demonstrable ability and experience to work at Masters level
  • Recognised management qualification
  • Evidence of Management development through continuous Professional Development, and/ or formal management courses.


  • Improving Quality Together - IQT
  • Professional qualification subject to registration requirements
  • Project Management qualification



  • Significant experience working in general management within the NHS or private sector. This must include experience of managing staff and resources above 5 million.
  • Experience of leadership at a senior management level
  • Significant financial management experience including evidence of delivery within budget and timescales
  • Experience of leading and management of service development and evidence of achieving improvement.
  • Evidence of strategic planning.


  • Significant NHS management experience, leading a large multi-disciplinary clinical team in an acute healthcare environment
  • Experience with audits, inspections etc



  • Capacity to operate and think laterally at strategic and operational level.
  • Innovative and responsive to change
  • Ability to develop strategic vision and ensure implementation to achieve the specified outcomes.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate, confidently and effectively with a range of clinical professionals.
  • Able to multi-task and continue to function to a high-standard when under pressure.


  • Demonstrates intellectual flexibility, political astuteness and drive for results

Special Knowledge


  • Detailed understanding and experience of the management of the NHS.
  • Knowledge and experience of quality improvement methodologies.
  • Good understanding of IT systems, their application and potential
  • Knowledge and experience of service improvement skills, tools and techniques


  • Knowledge of safeguarding adults/children including the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • Knowledge and understanding of current policy and issues in professional practice, compliance standards and the wider NHS

Personal Qualities


  • Commitment to the UHB values and behaviours
  • Inclusive and developmental personal style and approach

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