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Divisional General Manager - Clinical Specialties

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Our vision as an organisation is to be the safest Trust in England, outstanding in all we do. To help us in this journey, we need a fantastic Divisional General Manager (DGM).

You will lead the Division of Clinical Specialties, with a portfolio of over �87 million, over 1400 WTE and services provided across 3 sites. The Division includes Theatres, Anaesthetics and Critical Care, our dynamic Pharmacy and Therapies teams, our central Outpatient services and a wide range of diagnostic modalities. This is the perfect opportunity for an individual who thrives with variety and would relish the opportunity to make a difference for our patients in a portfolio at the heart of our organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring and ambitious leader, keen to innovate, inspire and make a mark in our organisational journey towards outstanding.

We are looking for a highly influential, enthusiastic and motivated individual. Key will be the vision, energy, drive, relationships and the ability to deliver results. You will need to be both skilled at leading business and strategic processes, whilst having a sharp eye for operational delivery and delivering access targets for our patients. You will be skilled at delivering operational excellence, whilst constantly looking for opportunity to redesign services in partnership. In return we will support and develop you, helping you reach your next career goals.

Main duties of the job

Foster and Role model leadership in line with the Trust's values We Care and promote a culture of compassionate leadership behaviours throughout the Division in which people feel empowered to deliver and continuously improve our high standards of care.

Foster a culture of high performance and continuous improvement throughout the Division with the underpinning systems and processes to ensure high quality, consistent

Provide overall leadership to service delivery across the Division and contribute to the developing wider strategic agenda at Place and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw level, fostering effective partnerships and relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Ensure that learning is shared across the organisation, locally and nationally to celebrate success and learn from where things haven't worked.

Motivate and develop the Divisional leadership teams.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning and development opportunitieso We support work-life balance and provide a range of flexible working opportunitieso NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependantso Generous holiday entitlement commencing at 27 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata) rising to 33 days per year (depending on NHS service)o Comprehensive and externally recognised health and wellbeing support programmeo NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through external providers

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment, we value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy, and maternity and those from under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full role details.

If you are inspired by the opportunity to positively contribute to our exciting future by being part of our amazing team, please apply today. For further information and an informal discussion about the role please contact Carolyn Taylor to book an appointment with Denise Smith, Chief Operating Officer, either bycarolyn.taylor4@nhs.netor by phone on 01302 642739.

Person Specification



  • Proven experience of managing a significant service budget
  • Good understanding of the health and social care strategic and policy landscape
  • Proven track record of successful and sustained management of large staff groups and services in an NHS Foundation Trust or other large complex organisation
  • Successful delivery of significant organisational change
  • Evidence of achieving successful financial improvement
  • Evidence of a track record in delivering significant change and quality improvement
  • Experience of managing people and teams
  • Experience in developing creative solutions to problems
  • Involvement in complex and sophisticated service development and reconfiguration
  • Leading capacity planning, influencing behaviours of external bodies


  • Experience of managing in a senior position in the NHS or similar patient care environment
  • Proven track record of successful and sustained operational management in an NHS Foundation Trust



  • Education to degree level or equivalent qualification and or experience
  • Postgraduate management diploma or equivalent
  • In-depth knowledge in a number of management disciplines acquired through training and experience to degree level or equivalent
  • Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent
  • Able to probe and access networks for information in order to benchmark own services


  • Evidence of further professional academic or management studies
  • Training and experience in using quality improvement and project management approaches
  • Evidence of further professional academic or management studies

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Arnthorpe Road



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