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Associate General Manager Urology and Vascular

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 Per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate General Manager Urology and Vascular Surgery - 8B

Lewisham and Greenwich Healthcare Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and driven candidate to support our Vascular and Urology service. Our vision is to be a consistently high performing and financially sustainable Trust. By joining us now, you will play a key role in making this vision a reality. This is an excellent opportunity to join the Trust in a Divisional Director capacity and to contribute to an exciting new chapter of our Trust's future. The urology and vascular services are at an exciting crossroad and as associate manager you will be instrumental in developing a service model that will provide excellent care to our local population.

The Associate General Manager will also provide effective operational management support for divisional service areas, assisting the lead clinicians and senior managers as required and ensuring that these services are responsive, innovative, and provided to the highest possible clinical and performance standards. Reporting to the General Manager, the Associate

The ideal candidate will be looking to step up into a General Manager role long-term, as you will also deputise for the General Manager's as and when required. It is essential that you have operational management experience within acute sector and have a proven track record of meeting significant national targets..

Main duties of the job

Monitoring service delivery against strategic and business plans in identified specialities throughout the year to ensure successful delivery.

Work with the General Manager to produce accurate, high quality business cases for service developments.

Budget management.

Work with service managers, lead nurses, clinical leads and wider teams to achieve sustained improvements.

Deputise for, and act up on behalf of, the General Manager.

Ensure that the divisional services provided are of a consistently high quality and deliver excellent patient experience.

Working as part of a dedicated, diverse and friendly team you will have the training and opportunities for development as we continue our journey of improving together. The employees at LGT work together in a rare way demonstrating a team spirit with unmatched determination.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant experience of staff management and budget management, including reducing costs, monitoring and determining corrective action.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to patient care and to play a pivotal part in the journey of improving together at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. As part of our ambitious leadership investment programme, we are committed to building a strong, sustainable and well-governed organisation.

    To promote and support the development of the Trusts mission, values, aims and objectives.

    To contribute to the production of the Divisions strategic and business plans, leading for identified specialities, as part of the annual planning cycle and on an ad-hoc basis as required.

    To monitor service delivery against strategic and business plans in identified specialties throughout the year to ensure successful delivery.

    To work with the General Manager to produce accurate, high quality business cases for service developments, taking into account activity and income projections.

    To play a major role in modernising the operational delivery of services within the division in line with the strategic direction of the Trust, working with clinical teams to embed changes and deliver required efficiency improvements.

    Person Specification



    • Masters degree in healthcare or management or demonstrable ability to work at Masters level
    • Degree and/or equivalent senior management experience
    • Evidence of continuous professional development
    • Project management experience



    • Operational management experience within the acute sector
    • Proven track record of meeting significant national targets
    • Knowledge and understanding of the modernisation agenda and the opportunities for redesigning services and the tools and techniques for achieving service change
    • Significant experience of staff management, including the setting of objectives, team and individual appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary issues
    • Significant budget management experience, including reducing costs, monitoring and determining corrective action
    • Evidence of report writing and presenting skills, to include business cases and formal presentations
    • Developing and implementing strategic plans at service level to enable the attainment of Divisional objectives

    Job Related Skills


    • Full range of IT skills including spreadsheet analysis
    • Excellent communication skills across the organisation and with a wide range of staff with differing levels of responsibility and different professional backgrounds
    • Experience of dealing with complex issues in a large organisation
    • Ability to work pro-actively and co-operatively with senior management and clinical staff, including at times of stress

    Personal Skills


    • Commitment to self-development with ability to demonstrate in depth knowledge of key policies and themes in healthcare provision in the UK
    • An ability and interest in coaching staff to improve performance
    • Commitment to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace and in service delivery and development.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road


    SE18 4QH

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