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Service Director - MH & LD Urgent Care & In-Patient Services - Band 8c

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Mental Health & Learning Disability Hospitals and Mental Health Urgent Care is one of 5 operational directorates responsible for the delivery of clinical services within GHC. The directorate has an annual turnover of over �30m and has over 600 colleagues working within it.

An exciting opportunity has arisen, for the right candidate, to provide strategic and operational strategic leadership for this directorate.

The directorate consists of Later Life and Working Age Adult Wards Including a PICU, Rehabilitation, Low Secure and Learning Disability Inpatient units as well as Crisis and Home Treatment Teams, Mental Health Liaison and Criminal Justice Liaison Teams.

Main duties of the job

Ensuring effective day to day operational delivery, supporting system flow by working closely with internal and external partner and stakeholders, developing new ways of delivering services and delivering services within a defined financial envelope are all key aspects of the role.

We are looking for a senior operational manager with experience within the NHS in acute and/or community mental health services. The ideal candidate would be someone with the demonstrable ability to think creatively about the future delivery of services in partnership with stakeholders and service users, their carers and their families. You will have the ability to influence and inspire internal and external stakeholders at all levels, with a strong people focus.

Your solid communication and influencing skills, together with political astuteness and resilience will ensure you must have the ability to build positive collaborative relationships within the Trust and in the broader health and social care system.

Continuing with the positive relationships with our local Acute Trust, Local Authority and Primary Care Networks as part of our commitment to the ICS are key are key to this role.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification

Registered Mental Health Nurse or equivalent clinical qualification


  • Achieved grade

Experience of successful planning and transformation of services


  • Years experience

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) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Edward Jenner Court

Pioneer Avenue, Brockworth



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