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Directorate Manager - Emergency & Acute Medicine

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to the internal promotion of the current post holder, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Medicine Division as the Directorate Manager for Emergency Care & Acute Medicine. As Directorate Manager, you will be part of our senior Management Team where you will play an important role in shaping the future of our Urgent & Emergency Care Services whilst striving to improving performance and patient experience.

The Emergency & Acute Medicine Directorate is one of the largest in the Trust operating over 2 sites, managing the Urgent & Emergency Care Services of both Emergency Departments and Acute Medical Units. We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, driven manager to support and lead the emergency teams into the next phase of our improvement work streams.

The post holder, along with Clinical Director & Senior Matrons will work as a triumvirate accountable for organising the resources of the Directorate to ensure the delivery of safe and effective patient care. We are looking for an inspirational and innovative leader who is keen to explore new ideas and ways of working. The post holder will be pivotal in leading pieces of improvement to deliver and sustain non-elective targets. Previous experience of leading a service and delivering service improvements is essential, along with excellent staff management skills.

Main duties of the job

The post holder along with Clinical Directors and Matrons is a key member of the DirectorateManagement Team accountable for optimising the resources of the Directorate in order todeliver safe and effective patient care and for fostering an environment of continuousimprovement.The post holder will be responsible to the Clinical Director and Divisional Head of Operations for formulating and implementing business/service plans to deliver the strategic aims of the Directorate and to work with other Divisions to ensure the achievement of both the Trust's and the Division's Corporate Objectives.

For further details / informal discussion please contact: Chris Atkinson

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the main responsibilities of the post please see the details job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Degree level or Equivelant
  • Evidence of continuous management development demonstrated through the acquisition of knowledge from taught development programme(s)

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience


  • Experience of leading a service
  • Evidence of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of leading the implementation of service improvement including complex change management programmes at a management level
  • Experience of managing risk associate with service change

Personal Attributes or other relevant criteria


  • Be able to participate in the 'On Call Rota'
  • Behaves in an open, ethical and professional manner
  • Aware of own strengths and limitations
  • Able to balance own plans and priorities with those of the service and other team members

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust



Newcastle Road,

Stoke on Trent


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