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Head of Operations: Addictions and Homeless Services

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

There is an exciting opportunity for a compassionate, dynamic senior leader to take up the role of Head of Operations for Addictions and Homeless Services.

You will be responsible for the delivery of a safe and high-quality addictions and homelessness services that is both centralised inpatient care and partnership community services over a number of GM localities. You will lead and continue to develop a strong SLT and well established community partnerships to deliver well governed and value for money services within this competitive environment.

You will be part of a supportive and connected Care Group, with a clear vision of what needs to be achieved in this arena.

Main duties of the job

Accountable to the Chief Operating Officer and responsible to the Associate Director of Operations, as part of the locality Care Group, the post holder will provide and deliver operational management and leadership for their designated Locality.

The post holder will have an agreed portfolio of services, and in conjunction with the Associate Director of Operations, other Care Group Leads, Lead Clinicians and Service Managers, they will ensure services are of the highest quality.

Leading a large team, the post holder will provide line management supervision and support to Service Managers, Lead Clinicians and other team members as required.

As a Head of Operations you will ensure services are place based, locally informed, meet the needs of local populations and provide the best possible care. Developing and maintaining positive relationships with Commissioners and other key stakeholders.

In conjunction with the Associate Director of Operations the post holder will positively contribute to the strategic development of the Trust, ensuring best practice and learning is disseminated across the organization and that services are delivered within the GMMH quality framework, supporting the continued success of the organisation in delivering high quality mental health and substance misuse services.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Please see attached job description and person specification

    Staff benefits
    • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
    • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
    • Excellent pension
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Salary sacrifice car scheme
    • Wellbeing programme
    • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • relevant senior management experience


  • management qualification



  • Experience in managing complex Team and service interfaces


  • experience across a wide range of services

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


GMMH Trustwide

The Curve


M25 3BL

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