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Associate Director of Women's & Children's

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£85,582 to £98,387 a year pa inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
Frimley Health Foundation Trust has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, experienced, and strong operational leader who will lead Women's and Children's services to delivering exceptional patient focused care.

Accountable to the Chief Operating Officer and responsible to the specific Chiefs of Service, the Associate Director will provide effective leadership and is a key member of the Trust's senior management teams.

Utilising their exceptional leadership skills, the successful applicant will work alongside two Departmental Triumvirates (Paediatrics and Neonatology & Obstetrics and Gynaecology) as well as Heads of Midwifery and Nursing, Matrons, Clinical Leads and Operational Managers to ensure the Trusts and the Divisions operational and strategic objectives are met and that services run safely, effectively and efficiently.

Main duties of the job

The Associate Director is responsible for the delivery of financial, quality, performance, productivity and workforce targets, including national targets and objectives set as part of Trust business planning process. The successful candidate will be expected to oversee the financial control of a sizeable budget (circa �70M+), including pay, non-pay and income.

Main Duties include but not limited to
  • Delivery of safe, high-quality care
  • Governance
  • Operational planning and delivery
  • Performance Management
  • Financial Balance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Human Resource Management

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country's largest and most respected trusts

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) has an outstanding reputation and a proud record of achievement. We have an ongoing commitment to improving the health and care services for the 900,000 people we serve across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

We continue to invest in our services and facilities, including a �10 million upgrade to the hospital maternity unit as well as �49m major new Emergency Assessment Centre on our Wexham Park site. The opening of a brand new �100m state of the art hospital which replaced the existing hospital facility at Heatherwood and are planning to invest further in diagnostics and inpatient capacity at Frimley Park.

We have also made significant investment in our quality improvement and digital programmes to support our vision and we will ensure that we achieve our aim of providing the highest quality healthcare to our patients. Our new EPR - Epic - went live in June and we are already beginning to reap the benefits of this ambitious investment.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other.

If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you'll feel at home at Frimley Health.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for a comprehensive list of the main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Master's level qualification in a relevant area of long-term equivalent level of experience in related field at senior management level
  • Indepth senior and professional knowledge where applicable across a number of discipplines


  • Knowledge of techniques and tools such as Prince 2 or Managing Successful Projects



  • Extensive senior management experience working in an acute NHS hospital.
  • Extensive senior management NHS experience and knowledge in a role of direct accountability for operational services and patient flow within a large acute hospital
  • Knowledge and experience of developments in healthcare, including patient safety, improvement programmes, patient flow and discharge.
  • Experience of managing a significant budget


  • oGood working knowledge of clinical governance and patient quality initiatives

Skills & Knowledge


  • High level analytical skills and the ability to draw qualitative and quantitative data from a wide range of sources and present in clear and concise manner
  • Ability to manage difficult workforce issues and deal with complex employee relations issues.
  • Ability to rapidly understand critical issues and be able to articulate key information to others with minimum senior overview
  • In depth expert knowledge acquired over a significant period of time in managing operational risks

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital and Wexham Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road


GU16 7UJ

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