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Directorate Manager in Theatres, Anaesthetics & Critical Care

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year Pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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

This is an exciting opportunity for a Directorate Manager to join the Planned Care Division. This is a key senior leadership position, and we are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and dynamic Manager who can lead our established teams. We are looking for someone who can establish strong working relationships and inspire teams to deliver and improve the services we offer for our patients.

Main duties of the job

You will be a key member of the Divisional Management Team, taking full responsibility for actions and for keeping other team members fully informed. You will manage a Senior Divisional Management Team; within the areas that you will be responsible for as Directorate Manager.

Working closely with the rest of the senior directorate team, the Directorate Manager will be accountable for developing and delivering a strategic approach to service improvement and developing optimum service models to meet national quality standards and performance targets.

As the Directorate Manager you will be accountable for the delivery of all operational performance targets, including access targets, finance, quality of services to patients and improving services towards best practice standards within available income.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large District General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital.The Trust provides services in all of the surgical and medical specialties common to a District General Hospital with some specialist services. The Trust serves the whole of the local population currently in excess of 250,000 residents which geographically covers populations in England and North Wales.The Trust strives to continuously improve and sustain the quality of its services for patients, providing care to more than 445,000 patients per year, with almost 4,000 staff working together putting quality and patient safety, at the heart of everything we do. The organisation provides a wide range of services offering health care to the whole spectrum of the population from birth to the end of life. The Trust complies with its terms of authorisation as a Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • oQualified to master's level or equivalent operational experience in an associated field.
  • oManagement or Professional qualification at postgraduate level or equivalent relevant experience


  • oRecognised management qualification or relevant management experience
  • oProject Management Professional Accreditation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • oSignificant knowledge of health strategy and priorities
  • oSpecialist knowledge of service improvement methodology in a healthcare setting


  • oExperience of leading and managing complex, multi-disciplinary, cross functional projects
  • oKnowledge of lean methodology

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