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Head of Medical Staffing

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year / pro rata
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join University Hospital Dorset NHS Trust as a Head of Medical Staffing. You will be a key player in our leadership team, providing senior leadership and direction to the medical workforce department in line with the Trust's people strategy.

The Head of Medical Staffing will oversee the day-to-day operations of the team and provide professional expertise and an inclusive leadership style to maximise efficiency and overall effectiveness of the services.

We are looking for an individual with drive and passion to lead our small friendly team. Educated to masters degree level/MCIPD (or equivalent experience) supported by the experience, qualifications and skills to make an immediate impact and add value to our organisation (see person specification).

In return we offer an excellent pay and benefits package with relocation assistance available, where appropriate.

This post is predominantly based at Poole Hospital with regular visits to our nearby Bournemouth Hospital and other sites as necessary. Working from home is available 1-2 days per week.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: 18th March 2024

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the day to day running of the Medical Staffing service, providing leadership and management to a team that includes Employee Relations, Doctors in Training, Medical Revalidation and Job Planning.
  • Work in partnership with senior medical leaders to drive the medical workforce agenda across the Trust, acting as the medical lead on workforce related projects.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on the application of and compliance with the Maintaining High Professional Standards policy and procedure, overseeing all medical conduct, capability and ill health cases including supporting the management of highly complex cases up to and including Employment Tribunals.
  • Provide senior level of expertise and guidance on all medical and dental matters, best practice and employment law changes.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Educated to masters degree level or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • MCIPD qualified or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Member of the National Association of Medical Personnel Specialists (NAMPS)
  • Fellow of CIPD



  • Significant experience working as a Senior HR Manager
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a team in a challenging environment
  • Experience of Medical HR policy review and development
  • Demonstrable experience of medical workforce management in a large complex organisation
  • Handling complex Employee Relations issues/TUPE/Change


  • Experience of managing Local Clinical Excellence Awards and National Clinical Impact Awards

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Poole Hospital


BH15 2JB

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