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Directorate Manager - Urology

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year On-call supplement - Trust Management On-call Rota
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunityto workwithin the Surgical Division at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. You will be responsible for the management of Urology Services within the Surgical and Patient Services Group. If you have an appetite to develop your management career within a complex surgical specialty delivering services in Wolverhampton and at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust for patients with cancer and benign conditions, then please read on this post is for you.

You will be responsible for Urology Services working with the support of the Group Manager and, in conjunction with the Clinical Director and Matron. Together you will develop, implement, and monitor business plans, to support improved models of care.

As delegated by the Group Manager, you will take a lead role in the management arrangements for the delivery of the key objectives i.e. Business, Finance, Performance, Risk Management, and Governance ensuring that they are effectively carried out to enable delivery of all key targets.

Alongside the Clinical Director, Matron and others within the area you will ensure that effective communication systems operate which facilitate staff and team development. The health and well being of staff are a fundamental to the delivery of services by improving the equality, diversity and inclusion of all staff we aim to enhance the sense of belonging to the service and to the Trust and improve their experience.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Provide business and operational management support to the Group Manager and Senior Matron

In conjunction with the Group Manager, develop business plans for the directorate

Identify opportunities for new markets and schemes to generate additional income

Develop appropriate strategies for inclusion in the business plan to take full advantage of these opportunities

In conjunction with the Group Manager, be responsible for the formulation and implementation of the long-term strategic plans for the directorate

Work closely with the Group Manager to ensure that performance monitoring within the monitoring within the directorate is robust and that contractual targets and standards are achieved

Work with the corporate accountant to provide appropriate financial and activity information to the directorate, and support the Group Manager in managing the delegated budgets

Working closely with the Group Manager, ensure that quality standards, both agreed with commissioners and dictated by national policy, are achieved

Establish local quality standards to improve patient care and directorate efficiency

Identify and implement centralised functions across the directorate to generate cost and service efficiencies

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Quality Assurance

Develop a directorate strategy to enhance quality standards in line with Trust objectives

Ensure that quality initiatives are co-ordinated, implemented, and reviewed

Deal with operational issues arising from governance reviews, and ensure action plans are implemented

Identify opportunities for change that will improve and assist the development of clinical practice, leading to improvements in quality or efficiency

Control and Information Systems

Manage a delegated budget to ensure and income and expenditure balance, as directed by the Group Manager

Independently produce monthly reports through interpretation and analysis of complex data from a variety of sources to the Directorate Management team with regard to income and expenditure, activity against plan, profiled trajectories, providing explanation as to variances, where necessary

Develop and produce the monthly performance report, key performance indicators, and other ad hoc reports, as required

Oversee and support integrated clinical work streams in the delivery of key targets in progress towards unified pathways and other identified objectives


Establish effective two-way communications, incorporating all staff within the directorate and the Trust. This may involve complex, sensitive information which involves reconciling conflicting views

Ensure appropriate communication processes are in place to cascade information within the directorate. Take corrective action as necessary

Assist in promoting the achievements and activities of the directorate internally and externally, and prepare marketing and public relations information, as required

Ensure Team Briefing is operating effectively within the directorate. Take corrective action, as necessary

Promote the achievements and activities of the directorate internally and externally, and liaise with the communications department

Direct Management and Monitoring

Oversee the management of the directorate team, including regular reviews of establishment, skills mix, and levels of delegated authority

Agree performance objectives for staff, and monitor progress

Be conversant with employment practices and policies, and be responsible for the recruitment of staff within the directorate

Develop and support training and education programmes to facilitate speciality development

Oversee the investigation of complains within the directorate, and ensure appropriate action is taken

Contract Management and Planning

Contribute to the development of the business plan for the directorate in line with the Trusts objectives fir the plan period

Lead on the centralised operational delivery of all local and national enhanced services and any other schemes or projects, as appropriate

Support the Group Manager in the preparation of business cases to support business/ contract opportunities and investment proposals

Ensure activity and quality targets are met

Identify and undertake risk assessments to the contract or business success of the directorate, and produce contingency plans and options appraisals, as required. Implement agreed plans, as necessary

Human Resources

Participate in workforce planning within the business planning process

Ensure a dull performance appraisal programme is implemented within the Directorate and that all employees have a personal development plan

Work within the framework of the Trust Human Resources strategy, policies and procedures, and facilitate compliance within the directorate

Work within the framework of the Trust Human Resources strategy, policies and procedures to assist in the recruitment of staff within the directorate


Review systems and patient processes within the directorate, to ensure the continual improvement of services and flow of patients, particularly to ensure streamlined pathways, producing recommendations and action plans

Operational responsibility for the implementation of projects, as agreed with the Group Manager

Person Specification



  • Masters Degree level qualification or equivalent experience



  • Operational Management Experience Knowledge of the NHS
  • Knowledge and experience of budget management and the financial flows within the NHS including impact on service planning and delivery
  • Experience of leading redesign and/or delivering change management initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


New Cross Hospital

Wednesfield Road


WV10 0QP

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