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Operational Manager for Specialist Services

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Part Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We have an exciting Fixed Term/Secondment opportunity for an Operational Manager to support our Adult Long Term and Specialist Services.

You will provide clear leadership for service staff and directly line manage senior leads. You will provide assurance with regard to performance, quality and workforce objectives by monitoring services, being responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of care within services.

You will monitor service costs from allocated budgets to ensure the financial and non-financial resources are met and effective cost/time management is achieved.

You must be a qualified nurse or allied health professional with at least 3 years' experience in a senior clinical leadership role.

Main duties of the job

With KCHFT you will be joining an Outstanding rated Trust and one of the largest NHS community organisations in the UK. Our vision is to be the provider of choice by delivering excellent care and improving the health of our communities.

We support patients to leave hospital, stay out of hospital, and live a happy and healthy life at home - for as long as possible. Our work is practitioner-led and therapy-focused.

As a Trust, one of our main ambitions is to be a great place to work. Our We care strategy for 2023 to 2028 will help us make the biggest breakthroughs in improving your working lives and patient care.

Flexible working is just one of the ways we can do this. More than half of our workforce works flexibly in some way. We will consider all kinds of flexible working including part-time, job sharing, compressed hours, term time only, career breaks or annualised hours.

We also believe in developing our talent from within. We can give you support to develop your skills, and a real commitment to your personal and continued professional development.

Additional Working Pattern: 8 - 5 dependent M - F, no weekends

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

It is important to us that all our staff are aligned to our Values and in particular the behaviours we expect from KCHFT managers. With this in mind as part of the selection process for this position you will be asked to complete two other activities in addition to the competency-based interview that you will invited to. This extended selection process is designed to assess your management style and the specific details of the exercises will be given if you are successfully shortlisted. The provisional date of the selection event is 2nd October, although this may be subject to change.

Person Specification



  • Nursing degree/AHP


  • Management qualification



  • Ability to blur boundaries and move between acute and community settings


  • Ability to develop policy and practice frameworks



  • 3 years minimum at senior clinical level within relevant setting

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills

Skills & Abilities


  • Skilled in time management, prioritising workload and self-management

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in line with service need

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in line with service need

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Trinity House


TN25 4AZ

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