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Business Manager

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Specialist Services Division includes a wide range of services including Learning Disability and Autism, Children's MH and Emotional wellbeing services, Eating Disorder, Veterans and Community Criminal Justice and Forensic services. This is an opportunity for an individual with operational experience within mental health and/or learning disabilities to develop their skills and expertise across a wide range of areas.

This post supports services within the division with service development, contract management, business intelligence, estates, finance and much more.

You will need to be able to manage a busy and varied workload, have good understanding of the needs of clinical services and have excellent communication skills. This is a fixed term position for 12 months to cover an internal secondment, but there is potential for the post to become substantive should recurrent funding be secured.

Please contact Eve Baird at for more details.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the divisional management team with a focus on:
  • Business Intelligence
  • Contracting and delivery of KPIs
  • Business development and planning
  • Estates

You may also work on alternative projects at the discretion of the Associate Director of Operations in line with their skill set, developmental needs and the division's needs.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work with divisional, corporate and commissioning colleagues to understand and develop new business in line with national policy and local needs.
  • Work with services to identify opportunities to deliver better value and increase productivity.
  • Lead the divisional business planning process and work with services to monitor planned activity against actual activity, and ensure the divisional management team are aware of variance.
  • Lead the divisional requirements for business intelligence including data quality.
  • To lead on contracting processes for the divisions smaller contracts (currently SARC, LSU, dietetics).
  • To lead specific complex projects and support clinical services through change management processes.
  • Contribute to the development of insightful and meaningful stakeholder relationships.
  • Produce robust business proposals working with finance, quality and service delivery colleagues to ensure that business cases are costed accurately and are structured to clearly underpin the provision of high quality, sustainable clinical services.
  • Facilitate high quality business analysis in collaboration with service teams to support the development of clinical services, developing relationships and identifying business opportunities in partnership.
  • Provide line management at the discretion of the Associate Director of Operations as the division expands and develops.
  • Act as a positive role model for other staff, demonstrating a positive and collaborative, compassionate leadership approach.
  • To deputise for the Associate Director of Operations as required
  • To support the Associate Director of Operations with regards to the divisions estates strategy.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters degree level
  • Post graduate qualification in relevant professional field or equivalent experience
  • Management qualification or equivalent management experience to that level


  • Professional marketing qualification
  • Project Management Qualification
  • Lean Certification



  • Proven management level experience
  • Experience of working in a large organisation
  • Experience of working in the NHS or other similar publicly funded organisation
  • Experience of applying service/quality improvement methodologies
  • Experience of business analysis (process mapping, waste reduction, efficiency optimisation, root cause analysis, continual improvement)
  • Experience of Change Management in a large organisation
  • Experience of working with commissioners, stakeholders and providers to develop service proposals
  • Experience of developing business cases and gaining necessary funding approvals
  • Experience of horizon scanning, market research and other stakeholder research
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Experience of operating in a commercial environment and track record of being able to secure new business
  • Experience of the clinical commissioning environment
  • Marketing experience

Skills and Competences


  • Able to manage time and organise work effectively and be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Able to deal with ambiguity in the commercial and organisational environment
  • Ability to work across large geographical area, in various locations, with operational and corporate services
  • Self-starter with ability to manage complex workload with competing priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively across team boundaries to improve services
  • Ability to assimilate and organise disparate and partial data to support decision making
  • Ability to write succinctly and clearly especially within formal tender documents
  • Able to manipulate data to communicate key facts and issues
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Well-developed negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work both internally and represent the organisation professionally with external partners
  • Ability to engage wide range of stakeholders including clinicians
  • Standard IT skills for the 21st Century

Special Requirements


  • Ability to travel across the county/country in a timely and flexible manner without the use of public transport

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Management Team

Unit 3 Long Leys Road



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