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Deputy General Manager- Medical Care Group

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen within the Medical Care Group for a Deputy General Manager post to lead a plurality of specialties within the Care Group at University Hospitals Dorset (UHD). Portfolio to be discussed and preference determined at interview .

The Medical Care Group is a large and dynamic team. It is currently compromised of the following specialties:
  • Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Diabetes & Endocrine
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Neurosciences
  • Older Peoples Services
  • Acute Medicine
  • Emergency Care
  • Cardiology
  • Neurosciences

The post holder will be required to work across all sites within UHD. Discussion regarding the post and secondment opportunities are welcomed.

This role requires First degree or has appropriate level of seniormanagement experience. Masters' degree or equivalent relevantexperience to the role or demonstrable equivalentworking experience.

Base Location: Poole/Bournemouth

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

Expectations of the role:

The purpose of this role is to lead the Directorates in ensuring the provision of high-quality patient services that are clinically safe, delivered cost effectively and meet the Trust's Values, priorities and performance targets.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The services within directorate portfolios are delivered predominantly at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital, with a smaller proportion delivered at Christchurch Hospital and in other community/hospital sites across Dorset via Service Level Agreements.

Person Specification



  • First degree or has appropriate level of senior management experience
  • Management Qualification


  • Healthcare Qualification



  • Acute NHS hospital operational experience.
  • Extensive line management and problem solving experience.
  • Budgetary experience and delivery of Cost Improvement Schemes.



  • Awareness and understanding of the wider NHS Agenda


  • Issues related to relevant Care Group

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the service
  • Able to both lead and be part of a team.
  • Able to work under pressure.


  • Ability to deal with complaints and patients in writing and in person

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Poole/ RBH Site



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