B8c Senior Operations Manager-Anaesthetics, Theatres & ICU

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£78,163 to £88,884 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Senior Operations Manager will have operational responsibility for the Division to ensure that all operational performance targets including waiting lists, finance, workforce and service improvement targets are achieved. The post holder will actively contribute to service integration and to the development of services in the Division and where appropriate the wider health and social care system.

Applicants from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Main duties of the job

The Royal Free Hospital is looking for an inclusive senior operational manager with personality, vision and energy to work collaboratively with divisional triumvirate. This post is a key position within the directorate and will ensure the delivery of the operational and financial objectives of the division.

This is an exciting time to join the Royal Free London Foundation Trust as we emerge from the pandemic to reset organisational strategy and build on our strong foundations to shape partnerships and expand networks. We are a busy specialist tertiary referral centre and are a recognised national centre of excellence for network and highly specialist services. We provide globally recognised clinical expertise, research and work development opportunities. We operate as a Group Model structure designed to improve patient and staff experience.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of performance driven operational management experience in the NHS with the ability to influence at all levels and across professional groups. The successful candidate will have significant operational experience in a complex organisation and be will be passionate to innovate and drive forward transformational change. The successful candidate will possess a natural personal agility to inspire and motivate staff to release their full potential, and promote a positive supportive work culture for high staff performance and engagement.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

For more information please follow linkhttps://www.royalfreelondonjobs.co.uk/

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full details of the job and responsibilities of this role are in the job description. The role is to support the Divisional Leadership Team and the Divisional General.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • 1 st degree or equivalent
  • Management qualification
  • Evidence of continuing personal development


  • Post graduate qualification



  • Substantial senior management experience, in the NHS or equivalent
  • Evidence of leading and managing change within a complex environment
  • Strategic planning and project management
  • Managing large and complex budgets
  • Managing a cross-site, complex function

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Leadership of a multidisciplinary team and delivering to deadlines and within resources.
  • Significant acute operational management experience in a complex healthcare organisation
  • Management of staff
  • Effective communication skills
  • Service planning and project management
  • Aptitude to engage in constructive collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to achieve success through partnership
  • Significant complex budgetary management
  • Demonstrates excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to achieve effective team working within the division and across divisions
  • Numerate, IT literate, analytical and able to use business intelligence effectively. Demonstrate advanced influencing and negotiation skills


  • Broad understanding of the NHS and key policy issues which effect performance

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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