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Deputy Operations Manager

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for your next challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen within Division E (Women's and Childrens) to support the elective recovery programme and transformation of clinical services.

You will support the Operational Manager who in conjunction with the Clinical Leads and Matrons, are responsible for the operational management of Elective & Emergency services across these areas. The post holders will take the lead responsibility for the management of the Referral to Treatment (RTT) Access and recovery plans across all areas.

This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills in a busy, demanding and rewarding environment. Applications are open to those who seek fixed term employment and secondment would be considered.

If you are an experienced NHS manager with operational experience and have the ability to meet the challenges of the service, we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The key focus of this post will be internal to the Trust, delivering the key objectives and targets of the Directorate and organisation. You will manage the service areas they are responsible for, ensuring the delivery of key targets within the budgeted resources available. You will contribute to strategic and annual business planning for their service areas, including the engagement of senior medical and other staff, as required. You will also coordinate the planning, development and implementation of service improvement, capital and other projects for the areas they are responsible for. You will administer clinical governance processes within their areas and assist in the management of risk.

Provide cross cover across the Directorate as required.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 18th April 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on the 7th May 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • First degree or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Recognised management qualification.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.


  • Relevant postgraduate qualification in health service management.



  • Substantial experience of managing a clinical, social or equivalent service.
  • Success in working collaboratively across professions and services.
  • Demonstrable success in planning and managing change.
  • Commissioning and service planning.
  • Significant budgetary management experience.
  • Significant experience of managing a large workforce.


  • Research experience.
  • Audit experience.
  • Public sector.



  • Commissioning and service planning processes.
  • Clinical governance.
  • The NHS and modernisation agenda.
  • The importance of successful partnership working.
  • Principles of lifelong learning.
  • Professional education and training.
  • Workforce planning, recruitment and retention.
  • Patient and public involvement.



  • Leadership and ability to motivate and empower others.
  • Excellent communications skills including: ointer-personal skills oliaison and negotiation skills owriting and presentation skills.
  • Influencing clinicians and managers for service improvement.
  • Budget and resource management.
  • Risk management.
  • Developing and implementing policies, guidelines and projects from initiation to completion.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to prioritise work, meet tight deadlines and work independently.
  • Positive and effective team worker.

Additional Requirements


  • Willingness to work anywhere in the Trust and to travel, on occasions, within the region and nationally.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.


  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E

Hills Road



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