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General Manager

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join Medical division at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS foundation Trust.

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic General Manager to join our busy and fast paced Medical division.

Working alongside a multidisciplinary team to support and ensuring we provide a high standard care to our patients in various specialities within the Acute Medicine directorate .

We are looking forward to meeting candidates who are passionate at providing high standards and demonstrate the values of CHFT.

Main duties of the job

To provide timely, efficient and effective Directorate management support ensuring that a responsive, innovative, safe service is provided to the highest possible standards, in line with Trust and Divisional Strategy.

To have a high degree of autonomy at an operational level and significant front line presence. To deputise for the Director of Operations - Medicine.To work with the clinical teams to ensure that clinical safety and quality is maintained alongside the business integrity of the Directorate.In conjunction with the Clinical Teams, ensure that all performance targets are met and to problem solve as appropriate, developing and implementing sustainable solutions in conjunction with clinical and managerial colleagues and others across the hospital.To be a key member of the Divisional Management Team, taking full responsibility for actions and for keeping other team members fully informed at all times.Central to this role is working in partnership with colleagues to work towards and ensure aligned developments and shared best practice across the Trust.The jobholder will be expected to work with minimum supervision and to co-ordinate their activities to ensure an efficient service is provided.

About us

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust provides acute and community health services. Hospital services are provided at Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH) and at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI).

With over 6000 employees and a turnover of in excess �400m, the Trust has an exceptional reputation for service delivery. The Trust's Vision is that - Together we will deliver outstanding compassionate care to the communities we serve

This vision is underpinned by four fundamental or 'Pillars' of behaviour that guide all colleagues in the way they work.
  • We put people first
  • We 'go see' (learning from others)
  • We work together to get results
  • We do the must dos (ensuring regulatory and statutory compliance)

The Trust's aim is to deliver one culture of care which means that we care for our colleagues in the same way that we care for our patients - ensuring colleague wellbeing remains a priority.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide professional general management support to the Directorate working in partnership with the triumvirate team to deliver a high quality and responsive service.In conjunction with the triumvirate team provide clear and visible leadership for the service.To ensure the Directorate is managed effectively working through the clinical lead(s) on a day to day basis.To ensure effective channels of communication exist and are maintained within and across the Directorates and that there are effective working relationships and links with relevant colleagues in other organisations.Act as the key link between the clinical teams and all the Divisional and departmental management teams.To work with the directorate teams, to develop and implement effective practice in line with Departmental and Directorate priorities.To work with other specialities and departments across the Trust, to establish excellent relationships, strong interface pathways and clear mechanisms for the escalation of problems and performance tracking.To work with the Clinical Director and Matrons to ensure the implementation of Trust policies across the Directorates and to ensure that staff are aware of their responsibilities and have appropriatetraining. This includes health and safety, risk management and assurance framework compliance.

Person Specification



  • Master's level or equivalent experience
  • Specialist knowledge in Business Management / General Management
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Project management experience, Prince 2 or other project management qualification
  • Service Improvement training



  • Significant management experience in the acute sector
  • Proven track record of meeting internally and externally generated targets
  • Experience, understanding and implementation of the modernisation agenda and the opportunities for redesigning services.
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of current issues/themes affecting the NHS locally and nationally
  • Experience in the delivery of tangible quality and financial benefits using structured tools and techniques of service improvement, such as Lean and Six Sigma.
  • Proven success at managing complex programmes of organisational change while maintaining service quality.
  • Experience of staff management, including the setting of objectives, team and individual appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary issues.
  • Budget management experience, including reducing costs/ efficiency gains, monitoring and determining corrective action.
  • Experience in report writing and delivering presentations, to include development of business cases and formal presentations.
  • Experience of developing and implementing strategic plans at service level that enables the attainment of Division objectives.


  • Experience of best practice process improvement techniques across a range of sectors.
  • Experience of working across networks, with wide ranging stakeholders.
  • Experience in contract negotiation with a range of commissioning Bodies

Special Knowledge/ Expertise


  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Understanding of equality and diversity issues and how this affects patients, visitors and staff.
  • Understanding of what the NHS Constitution means to you, and your responsibilities to the public, patients and colleagues.
  • Understanding of recommendations from Francis, Keogh and other patient experience and quality of care directives and measures.

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Acre Street



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