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Operational Manager (South Yorkshire Regional Services)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic and motivated individuals to join the management team for the South Yorkshire Regional Service Care Group as Operational Managers. The Care Group provides regional services across the Cardiothoracic, Renal and Vascular Directorates and has strong clinical and research collaborations with the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. The management team work collaboratively with clinical colleagues and other stakeholders to design and deliver effective pathways of care.

We are looking to recruit to 2 available posts and are seeking enthusiastic and experienced candidates who are looking for a new challenge to work within our multidisciplinary teams enabling and supporting the delivery of the very best in care across our services. Strong candidates will be strategic in their understanding of the importance of effective delivery of clinical operational services and will have the skills and ability to balance the demands of a very busy workload with enthusiasm and resilience.

One post will be Permanent in Vascular Services, the other post will be Permanent in Cardiothoracic Services.

The posts are key members of the Care Group Management Team, holding responsibility for the effective operational and performance management of each Directorate.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will have extensive clinical operational and staff management experience gained in a healthcare setting and will be required to facilitate delivery of key performance targets across a range of delivery indicators. The post holders will be expected to advise clinical leaders ensuring safe management of the clinical caseloads with patients at the heart of decision making.

About us

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and most successful healthcare employers in the UK. We offer fantastic opportunities for career progression, training and development, ensuring that roles are both challenging and rewarding.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Maths and English GCSE at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent qualification).
  • A degree in a subject relevant to health and / or social care settings, or demonstrable experience in relevant roles (management in a health care setting).
  • A post-graduate qualification in management or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrable commitment to continuing personal development.


  • A master's degree and / or other relevant management qualifications, or working towards.
  • Formal project management qualification.

Special Skils


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and to deal with challenging conversations.
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to prioritise unpredictable workload with frequent disruption
  • Awareness of the wider health and social care environment / system.
  • Ability to oversee and develop effective pathways for patients and ensuring effective overall caseload management of patients in the service.


  • Coaching approach to support staff development
  • Experience of effective change management.

Further Training


  • Demonstrable commitment to continuing professional development, proactively seeking out new learning opportunities.



  • Specialist knowledge gained by working in a clinical service.
  • Staff management experience in a health care setting including objective setting, appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary issues.
  • Experience of effective change management.
  • Ability to assess, analyse and translate to clinical teams, complex data and information, in order to facilitate service improvement.


  • Experience of service development.
  • Experience of working within an acute hospital environment.
  • Experience of managing, monitoring and controlling budgets.
  • Experience of the development of business cases/proposals for investment.

Other Factors


  • Flexibility to meet service needs and those of the wider organisation.
  • Ability to travel between stakeholder site.
  • Displaying the Trust's PROUD values, including a commitment to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace as well as in service delivery and development.
  • Patient Centred Treats patients as individuals, promoting a person-centred approach to their care, including self-management Ensures all decisions are patient centric Develops a team wide patient focused culture
  • Respect Respects patients dignity, ensures confidentiality and appropriate communication where potentially difficult or where barriers exist, e.g. using interpreters and making adjustments for patients with communication difficulties
  • Ownership Awareness of their leadership responsibilities as a clinician and demonstrates appropriate leadership behaviour. Managing situations that are unfamiliar, complex or unpredictable and seeking to build collaboration with and confidence in others
  • Unity Develops effective relationships across teams and contributes to work and success of these teams - promotes and participates in both multi-disciplinary and interprofessional team working.
  • Deliver Ensures value for money is considered in all that they do

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital


S5 7AU

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