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Directorate Manager - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£59,857 to £69,553 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
Neath Port Talbot & Singleton Service Group is looking to appoint a Directorate Manager on a 12 month secondment.

This is a fixed term / secondment post for 12 months, due to funding .

If you are a Swansea Bay University Health Board employee this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

The successful post holder will support the leadership and delivery of our Obstetrics and Gynaecology services during a time of significant challenge. The role will support the Divisional Manager, Head of Midwifery and Clinical Lead in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and the Clinical Lead for the Wales Fertility Institute.

The post holder will be accountable for supporting the senior team in driving delivery of improved performance across the service areas in relation to Cancer, waiting times, financial governance and will play a key role in supporting improved governance arrangements across the service.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will have:
  • A proven track record of successful leadership and service improvement in operational delivery in Secondary care.
  • Experience of building strong and effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • A desire and commitment to supporting change and will bring people with them.

A detailed job description and person specification is attached.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Directorate Manager will:
  • Support and deputise for the Divisional Manager across the full range of his/her responsibilities.
  • Manage the operational issues within the Division.
  • Support the Divisional Manager in the planning, communication and delivery of highly complex business cases for new/extension to clinical services.
  • Support and lead as appropriate the service modernisation agenda within the Division.
  • Contribute to the strategic aims of the Health Board and the Division.
  • Take a lead on Performance Management, Delivery of Service and Financial Framework Targets, Communication and Information Governance for the Division.
  • To support the Clinical Director and Divisional Manager, in the development of a culture, which engages consultant medical and other staff in the development and delivery of services.
  • Be required to interpret and implement national guideline to ensure effective delivery of clinical services across the Division.

  • Person Specification



    • Masters or equivalent experience at a Senior Management level within the NHS.



    • Experience of achievement at senior management level.
    • Proven track records of meeting significant National targets.
    • Evidence of significant experience in line management of staff.
    • Proven success of supporting complex organisational change whilst ensuring maintenance of high quality standards of care.
    • Experience of dealing with complex issues in a large organisation.
    • Skills and experience in leading on significant service improvement

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Swansea Bay University Health Board


    Singleton Hospital

    Sketty Lane


    SA2 8QA

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