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Operational Lead

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced Allied Health Professional to join our Community, Therapy and Frailty Group as an Operational Lead.

As the Operational Leader you will be focused on patient safety, patient experience and quality assurance frameworks for a designated portfolio of services. You must be able to demonstrate a compassionate approach to the care of patients and the public, whilst also possessing the ability to ensure robust clinical operational demands are met while the multi professional team are fully supported in achieving their duties.

The post holder will act as the professional Lead providing clinical advice, leadership development, monitoring and management of all resources to facilitate excellent practice ensuring the delivery of high quality, patient centred care.

You will be confident, motivated and passionate about working as an operational lead. You will be a professional role model, demonstrating flexibility, visibility, and excellent communication skills to patients, families, staff and play a key role in influencing and supporting wider strategic drivers.

This role will include cross-group collaboration to support in pathway development and promoting innovation to maximize patient care.

Main duties of the job

Reporting to the Head of Therapy on a day to day basis and professionally accountable to the AHP Director, the post holder will provide dynamic, professional leadership and direction to the designated teams within the Community and Therapy group ensuring the highest standard of clinical care to patients. The post holder requires a high level of discretion, diplomacy and management expertise.

To be an accessible and visible presence across the designated teams within the given area of responsibility, advising and supporting staff, patients and their families, providing monthly clinical input, direct care or supervision, to maintain competencies.

To facilitate, support and empower Team Leaders to manage their areas effectively, supporting the development of the individual, their staff and their services.

It is essential that the post holder works effectively as part of the managerial team to support the department including flexing between teams and supporting other areas to deliver the service. They must work collaboratively with other Operation Leads in the Trust, contributing to the development and delivery of both Trust and Group objectives and assisting in the delivery of the Clinical Governance Agenda.

About us

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is part of the Humber Health Partnership Group which is one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification

Essential and desirable


  • Registered AHP
  • Registration relevant to branch of therapy
  • Evidence of degree level studies
  • Diploma in Health Service Management or equivalent
  • Post-registration experience including experience at band 7
  • Experience of partnership working
  • Experience of implementing change in clinical practice or service delivery to improve the quality of patient care
  • Evidence of negotiation skills, ability to motivate and influence
  • Evidence of financial management skills
  • Evidence of team building skills


  • First level honours degree or working towards
  • Masters level studies
  • Experience of conducting research
  • Experience in implementing quality frameworks

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust




DN15 7BH

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