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3176 - Deputy Associate Director of Operations

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for a Deputy Associate Director of Operations has arisen in the surgical Clinical Business Unit (CBU) following the promotion of the existing post holder.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to become part of a service that is rapidly changing and developing.

We welcome applicants who are enthusiastic and motivated individuals who want to work as part of a passionate, friendly and successful team and share our passion for our people and our patients.

We are looking for a skilled and accomplished individual with the ability to drive our vision for further improvement. You will need excellent influencing and negotiation skills, a proven track record of working closely with clinical and non-clinical colleagues and experience of delivering to standards and deadlines.

The successful candidate will provide a range of support and will deputise for the Associate Director of Operations in addition to their core service portfolio, accountable to the Associate Director of Operations. This includes representing the CBU in the absence of the Associate Director of Operations at a range of forums, including Board Level committees and sub-committees inclusive of attendance with the same authority at a local and regional level.

The interview date for this role is Wednesday 13th March 2024.

Main duties of the job

Provide effective operational management, leadership, expertise, advice and support to the CBU to enable the delivery of CBU performance and business objectives. The role will work alongside matrons and the Deputy Associate Director of Nursing in ensuring that performance and business continues to deliver the highest quality of care to patients and their families to deliver National Targets.

Working with the Associate Director of Operations, Clinical Director and Associate Director of Nursing to ensure the safe, effective and efficient overall management, to provide capacity and demand information to plan and implement service delivery.

The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring that key business, quality, financial, service effectiveness and performance targets are maintained.

The role will be to support the operational and strategic aims of the CBU, developing and managing a culture of change which drives efficiency, effectiveness and improve patient outcomes.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

For individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route please use the link below to check your eligibility. Health and Care Worker visa: Overview - GOV.UK (

**Please note funding for travel and associated relocation costs may not be covered by the Trust**

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Knowledge of Referral to Treatment processes and target.
  • Awareness Electronic Referral System
  • Knowledge and experience of hospital information systems
  • Understanding of the environment and activity issues related to individual specialties.
  • Knowledge of process redesign methodology


  • Breadth of management across different health care settings

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to lead independently under delegated authority, operating alongside board level colleagues within and externally to the Trust
  • Ability to make measured and complex decisions based on a range of available information.
  • Ability to support with the annual Capacity and Demand analysis work.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, paying attention to detail and quality of work.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise own workload
  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • To recruit and develop staff
  • Able to prioritise and manage within a busy operational role
  • Information literacy- interpretation, analysis and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills



  • Post graduate level certificate or equivalent in management (or working towards)
  • Level of knowledge, training and experience which equates to masters level qualification
  • Track record of undertaking and successfully completing change management



  • Significant operational management experience in a complex NHS setting
  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of delivery of business cases including benefits realisation at a board sub-committee level

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • How do you ensure you build and sustain positive working relationships within a team?

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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