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Specialty Manager Medical Specialties

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year includes high cost area supplements (HCAS)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job summary

This Specialty Manager post is a key position within the Divisions management structure, responsible for providing day-to-day operational management and support across three broad clinical services, in addition to leading jointly with clinical leads a large amount of service transformation and networked working with other local district general and teaching hospitals.

The Specialty Manager for Medical Specialties is jointly responsible with the Clinical Director and Matron for the effective strategic and operational management of the Strategic Business Units (SBU), ensuring the delivery of high quality patient services.

Main duties of the job

The Specialty Manager with the Clinical Director and Matron will provide overall leadership and direction to the Geriatric Medicine, Stroke, Rheumatology and Neurology services.

The post-holder will co-ordinate the activities of the medical SBUs, (alongside the managers and matrons of the other medicine departments), as well as working with allied health professional teams that support medical patients, thereby ensuring seamless clinical services are provided to patients.

The Specialty Manager will develop and manage the activity plans for the SBU ensuring that service pathways and capacity and demand analysis is understood to ensure the delivery of outstanding services. This will include playing a key role in identifying opportunities for clinical innovation and modernisation, the delivery of all operational performance targets, waiting list and financial management, bed utilisation and management. Continually improving the quality of services to patients and redesigning services to meet best practice standards, improving efficiency and effectiveness and available resources.

The post-holder will be responsible for securing the commitment of all staff in the SBU to organisational change and continuous improvement.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen for talented operational managers to join the Division of Access and Medicine as a Specialty Manager.

Utilising your exceptional leadership skills, the successful applicants will work alongside the Matrons, Clinical Directors and Head of Service to ensure the Trusts and the Divisions operational objectives are met, and that services run effectively and efficiently to provide outstanding patient care.

The successful candidates will have a proven track record of delivering effective operational management in a clinical environment. The successful candidates will also require outstanding communication and leadership skills. In return, the team will provide a supportive environment in which to work that has a strong team ethic and collective desire to deliver excellent standards of care to patients.

Specialties to be covered between the two posts include Respiratory, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Renal, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Geriatric Medicine. Division of the specialties will be discussed with the successful applicants, but will be equally divided.

Interviews will take place early in june (date TBC) and will consist of a presentation/stakeholder panel, as well as a formal interview.

For a conversation regarding the role, please contact Jenni Friar, Head of Service for Medicine:

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification


  • Diploma or health care related post grad degree



  • Understanding of the complexity of cancer services
  • Service quality and quality management
  • Current changes and developments within the NHS
  • Change management theory
  • Payment by Results system


  • Previous experience of managing clinical services

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