Deputy Divisional General Manager

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holds management responsibility for the operational and performance management of the Division, on behalf of the Divisional General Manager. This post is responsible for ensuring that all services are focussed on ensuring the most effective and efficient use of resources to deliver a high quality service that achieves and exceeds the required performance targets.

There is also an explicit requirement for this post holder to deputise for the Divisional General Manager, across all service lines in the Division, and to act as the divisional lead for cross divisional issues and projects as required, in agreement with the Divisional General Manager and Clinical Chair.

The post holder will be required to travel to Newark and Mansfield Community

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Divisional General Manager works alongside the Divisional leadership team to provide and ensure:
  • The effective operational management of the Division, ensuring co-ordination and planning of services between Service Management Teams and across other Divisions to enable the provision of high-quality services.
  • An effective performance management framework is in place to support the Service Management Teams to deliver agreed activity and financial plans and performance, quality, and workforce standards.
  • The delivery of effective and appropriate governance and risk management arrangements across the Division's services.
  • The Division's income and control budgets are managed in accordance with SFIs and Standing orders, the principles of Service Line Reporting and Establishment Control.
  • The Division has a robust strategy and agreed priorities that align with the Trust strategic priorities.
  • Staff are supported to work in an environment and culture consistent with the Trusts values.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification

Contractual Requirements


  • Must be adaptable and work flexibly to the requirements of the post.
  • Participation in the Trust On-call rota.
  • Represent the Trust as an ambassador at national, regional and local events
  • Able to travel between sites
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with SFH CARE values and managerial behavioural standards



  • Knowledge of acute hospital services and associated processes and systems, and a comprehensive understanding of the NHS environment
  • Understanding of clinical and corporate governance requirements
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge and application of engagement tools and techniques
  • An understanding of the strategic issues facing Clinical Division and Trust services



  • Masters level qualification in relevant subject area, or equivalent professional qualification/ experience
  • Management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in managing large and complex clinical service


  • Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner or equivalent project management qualification



  • Leadership and management training and evidence of sustained personal and professional development


  • Programme or Project management



  • Significant experience of operational management at a senior level
  • Proven track record in leadership and change management
  • Extensive experience of leading a wide breadth of services and multiple disciplines to deliver high quality care
  • Demonstrates an ability to performance manage against key indicators/productivity metrics improving operational service delivery, quality and patient experience
  • Proven budget management
  • Ability to source, research and collate information including statistical data
  • Evidence of successfully engaging and influencing clinical and/or medical managers
  • Experience of working with wider stakeholders across the health and care system to transform services and improve outcomes
  • Experience of developing and implementing business cases


  • Experience of leading on daily patient flow issues



  • Strong interpersonal negotiating and influencing skills
  • Demonstrates awareness of own personal strengths and limitations with high personal and professional standards and emotional resilience
  • Demonstrates leadership skills in order to drive and motivate continuous improvement, showing political astuteness and a commitment to action in the face of challenge
  • Able to provide and set direction, including analytical scope, usage of evidence to develop options
  • Ability to lead change through people, to inspire vision and develop a common purpose
  • Able to manage conflict positively whilst empowering others and supporting team working
  • Standard keyboard skills

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Kings Mill Hospital with

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield


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