Directorate Manager Radiology

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 Per Annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Imaging at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) for a dynamic and motivated individual, based at The Royal Salford Hospital, where the major trauma centre for Greater Manchester and hub site for emergency General Surgery for the North West of Greater Manchester is currently being constructed and expected to open later in 2023.

The site has the full range of modern equipment including MRI (3T & 1.5T), CT, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine, DEXA, X-ray, Angiography (Neuro & Body as well as Cardiac).

You will be supported to lead, develop, transform and innovate the teams of this acute site, and with the recent unification of the numerous imaging sites to form the NCA, you will work closely with peers, including the Directorate Manager of the Bury, Rochdale and Oldham imaging sites, to standardise care across the whole organisation.

There has never been a better time to join our team, as we embark on a multitude of wide-scale, exciting projects to further improve patient care. Our commitment to you is to develop you and provide you with opportunities to thrive in this acute fast changing environment.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

You will provide leadership to the Imaging services at The Royal Salford Hospital and have operational managerial responsibility for the services, working with and supporting the teams deliver a timely service to our patients in each imaging modality.

As a member of the Imaging management team, you will be working closely with the divisional managing director, clinical directors and multi-disciplinary teams, to deliver innovative patient care in line with our Trust's values.

You will work with your colleagues across the NCA to provide parity of services across the organisation.

About us

The Diagnostics and Pharmacy Group is part of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA), one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place of science, innovation and transformational thinking, the Diagnostic and Pharmacy Group unites Radiology, Pathology and Pharmacy services across the NCA to create a cooperative group committed to delivering safe, consistent, and high-quality care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • HCPC



  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or DCR / HDCR
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Post Graduate Diploma or evidence of equivalent operational management experience as described within the job specification.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Project support experience
  • Extensive experience of managing multi modality or multi site seervices
  • Strong NHS/ broader public or private sector knowledge in systems and processes
  • Strong financial skills and analysis
  • Effective change management skills
  • Business continunity skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills, interpersonal fluency, comfort with ambiguity, dynamic prioritisation
  • Worked in an environment that demands new thinking and innovations
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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