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General Manager - Oncology

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The Oncology Department is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic General Manager.

The post holder will be joining are a vibrant and supportive management team within the Cancer Division at UCLH. The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring efficient and effective day to day management of our services leading and liaising regularly with different staff groups including our doctors, nurses and administration teams.

The General Manager, as a senior member of the management team, will be encouraged to proactively identify, pursue, and drive improvement opportunities throughout the department. This work will cover a wide range of services and challenges whether this be in the inpatient and outpatient settings or within our medical and administrative teams. The post demands a comprehensive understanding of cancer performance as well as a keenness, passion and skill for managing advances in diagnostic and treatment pathways within the department.

Main duties of the job

Excellent human resource, financial and performance management skills will be essential to the job, and we are also looking for creativity, energy and compassion. Leadership of change management will also be paramount for the post holder to achieve improvement in process and patient outcomes.

Successful candidates will have substantial service development and staff management experience. Other skills will include a high level of emotional intelligence, brilliant communication team-working and organisation skills, as well as excellent problem-solving abilities.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Management degree or equivalent (or in exceptional circumstance - able to demonstrate significant level of equivalent experience)
  • A clear understanding of the components of Clinical Governance and how these contribute to an integrated and quality driven service
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of NHS targets and other topical NHS issues


  • A formal post graduate qualification, ideally in management or equivalent senior level experience



  • Minimum of 3 years relevant management experience, preferably within the NHS or similar environment.
  • Experience of effective management of budgets
  • Experience of leading and supervising teams

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to meet deadlines and complete tasks within agreed time scales.
  • Project management skills
  • IT literate: proficient in the use of word processing and spreadsheet packages



  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Able to present effectively to a variety of audiences (Staff, Senior/Executive Managers, Clinicians and external stakeholders)
  • Excellent communication skills, including negotiation, with the proven ability to liaise effectively within a multidisciplinary team based environment

Personal and People Development


  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development of self and others

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



250 Euston Road



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