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General Manager - Specialist Medicine

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated, experienced, proactive & patient-centred individual for the role of General Manager - Specialist Medicine Division at East Sussex Healthcare.

You will support the delivery of high-quality care, as well as leading the implementation of service improvement projects alongside development of further service improvement, working closely with the Clinical Leads & Head of Nursing, whilst supporting the service managers within each service.

The General Manager will work alongside clinical & non-clinical colleagues to deliver the Specialist Medicine Divisions operational & strategic priorities, line managed by the Divisional Director of Operations for Medicine. This includes working with colleagues within the service, the division as well as with stakeholders outside the division to improve patient flow & pathways.

You will be responsible for line managing the service managers within medicine, and medical administrators.

It is important that the General Manager is able to work autonomously & use their own initiative to solve problems. With a busy & varied workload, it is key that the post-holder is able to prioritise work where there is competing demands, whilst leading their team to do the same. Building strong working relationships across the multi-disciplinary & divisional team is important & we are looking for a person who understand the challenges other members of staff face, working with them to achieve the Division's overall objectives.

Main duties of the job

The General Manager will work alongside clinical and non-clinical colleagues to deliver the Specialist Medicine Divisions operational and strategic priorities, line managed by the Divisional Director of Operations for Medicine. This includesworking with colleagues within the service, the division as well as with stakeholders outside the division to improve patient flow and pathways.

We can promise you a challenging and diverse role that will both stretch and develop you, and your professional development will be strongly encouraged and supported. We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Relevant Masters degree level qualification or proven equivalent knowledge acquired through extensive experience.
  • Evidence of substantial continuing professional and personal development, including professional management training, strategic planning and performance, people management, budget management and service development.


  • NHS or Healthcare General Manager Experience with a focus on performance and delivery.
  • Programme and/or project management qualification



  • Extensive broad experience of working within NHS or other acute, complex healthcare organisation in senior operational managerial roles, to include managing large budgets, major staffing groups and service delivery across a range of services
  • Minimum 3 years Service Management experience within Secondary Care
  • Proven experience of management leadership exercised through/alongside senior clinical staff
  • Proven ability of managing resources people, finance, contracts and materials
  • Expert in managing constitutional standards for the NHS
  • Able to manage large groups of staff including Consultants
  • Proven track record of change management and modernisation
  • Significant experience of effective working with clinicians and the multi - disciplinary team
  • Proven change management skills
  • Experience/evidence of managing operational level projects, delivering targets within constraints and on time


  • Experience in doctors job planning and rota organisation.
  • Experience in different Digital solutions across the NHS.

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital - cross site as required

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD

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