Director Productivity and Efficiency

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum inclusive high cost area allowance
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
The Director of Productivity and Efficiency plays a critical role in driving operational excellence and maximising resource utilisation within the Trust. The post holder will lead the development and implementation of strategies to enhance productivity, streamline workflows, and optimise operational efficiency across the organisation.

The post holder's primary focus will be on identifying areas for improvement and implementing best practices to achieve cost efficiencies without compromising the quality of patient care. The post holder will collaborate closely with senior leadership, department heads, and stakeholders including, HHCP, the NWL Acute Provider Collaborative and across the NWL ICB to develop and execute comprehensive action plans that address financial, operational, and cultural challenges.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead a team in identifying areas of potential cost reduction, analysing existing processes, and implementing sustainable solutions that improve operational efficiency and financial outcomes.

This position requires strong leadership, analytical skills, a deep understanding of healthcare operations and financial management and the confidence to hold managers to account for delivery of productivity and efficiency improvements.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities,community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitalsprovide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibilities and key result areas to include:
  • Vision, Strategy and Business development

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive cost improvement strategy and plans for THHT that aligns with the Trust goals and objectives and enhances productivity, streamline workflows and optimise operational efficiency across the Trust.

    Ensure this strategy is consistent with the overall strategic direction, operating plan objectives and deliverables and the financial recovery plan for THHT.

    Work with NWL ACP partner organisations and HHCP to ensure this strategy is consistent with and supports ACP and HHCP objectives and initiatives.

    Refine the strategy for clinical and non-clinical services with the development of local improvement plans that are understood, agreed and owned by Executive Directors, Associate Directors and Clinical Directors.

    Collaborate with divisional heads, clinical leaders, and stakeholders to identifyopportunities for productivity improvement and operational efficiencies across all hospital departments. This will include supporting colleagues to refine and consolidate opportunities into robust plans, establishing and/or translating metrics and analytics to add value and link with Trust established performance monitoring systems.

    Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

    Person Specification

    Person Spec


    • Masters degree level education in an appropriate discipline such as healthcare finance, or the equivalent level of expertise and theoretical and practical knowledge of productivity and efficiency in healthcare
    • Extensive experience in operational and/or financial management, or business analysis, preferably within the healthcare industry.
    • Highly advanced understanding of NHS financial and operational frameworks, including payment systems, funding mechanisms, and reporting requirements.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



    Pield Heath Road


    UB8 3NN

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