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Deputy Operations Manager

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title -Deputy Operations Manager

Hours per week-37.50

Perm/Fixed Term-Permanent

Salary: �43,742 to �50,056 per annum

Closing date: 28th February 2024

Interview date: 6th March 2024

An existing opportunity has arisen for a Secondment for Deputy Operations Manager to join the Medicine Directorate at George Eliot Hospital, to cover Maternity Leave. The successful candidate will be required to lead, manage and support the development of our services, ensuring continuous improvement to provide operational management of all aspects of the service, including financial, workforce and day to day operational performance.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertiseand enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


Main duties of the job

Support the Medicine Directorate leadership team in the development and provision of a comprehensive, high quality, patient centred care service within the resources available. The post has key functions: responsibility for the improvement and delivery of targets related to inpatient and outpatient speciality management. Responsible in delivering performance against financial and activity targets leading the development and delivery of service strategy organisational development and the management of risk within Medicine

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate employees who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ensuring clear communication providing and receiving complex sensitive information.
  • Uses specialist knowledge across a range of work procedures to implement robust policies for own work area and proposes changes as applicable, to deliver business objectives and agreed targets.
  • Collaborating with the operations manager, matrons and clinical director to ensure sound operational management of all areas with robust systems that are continuously improved.
  • Lead the delivery of operational performance of specialities within the speciality and acute medicine directorate to achieve delivery of national and local targets, the development and delivery of improvement plans and reengineering of roles/models of care.
  • In liaison with the General Manager and the directorate Financial Business Partner agree and deliver against financial and activity profiles for relevant specialities, identify risks and implement and review risk reduction strategies.
  • Responsible for departmental budget and lead Implementation and review robust systems and processes so that speciality budgets are effectively managed and financial balance is achieved, within Trust budgetary rules, Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions.
  • Form links with the Bed Management team to ensure effective use of available resources for the division.
  • Responsible for the improvement and delivery of targets by ensuring effective and efficient operation of the specialities within the acute and specialist medicine directorate.

  • Person Specification

    Experience and Knowledge


    • Evidence of continued professional development
    • Evidence of service delivery within a healthcare setting, specifically hospital at home either/or CMDU
    • Information analysis, business planning in a multi-disciplinary Setting
    • Experience of dealing with staff management issues
    • Sound leadership abilities


    • Experience of Project management
    • Track record in managing and delivering change programs
    • Awareness of current NHS issues



    • Degree or equivalent level of ability gained through substantial NHS experience in a management setting
    • Specialist knowledge across a range of work procedures
    • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience


    • Postgraduate Qualification or equivalent

    Skills and Abilities


    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
    • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
    • Ability to negotiate, influence and persuade staff at all levels
    • Analytical and problem solving ability


    • Excellent understanding and ability to use IT

    Personal Qualities


    • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
    • Evidence of continual professional development
    • Innovative and articulate
    • Ability to work on own initiative
    • Good team worker

    Trust EXCEL Values


    • Effective open Communication
    • Excellence and safety in all that we do
    • Challenge But Support
    • Expect respect and dignity
    • Local Healthcare that inspires confidence

    Employer details

    Employer name

    George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


    George Eliot Hospital

    College Street


    CV10 7DJ

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