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Associate General Manager

Barts Health NHS Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum inc
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Neurosciences Directorate at the Royal London Hospital as an Associate General Manager on a 12-month fixed term contract.

We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills and experience in operational management. The Associate General Manager will:
  • Lead a number of service developments including service transformation.
  • Support delivery of existing business plans as well as developing business cases to support service development.
  • Support effective financial management across the Directorate.
  • Take operational management responsibility for specific services within the Directorate.
  • Work with the multi-disciplinary team to achieve sustainable improvements.

The post holder will provide appropriate support to the General Manager and the Clinical Director in the delivery of all operational functions of the Neurosciences Directorate. The individual will have responsibility for defined services and allocated resources.

Main duties of the job

The Associate General Manager is a key management role and is responsible for the operational delivery of all aspects of the service areas. Key aims are:

o Co-ordinate the operational delivery of all services in Neurosciences at the Royal London Hospital as well as other services within the Division as directed by the Divisional Director of Operations and to ensure the safe and effective use of all resources. Specifically, to take a lead in achieving key performance targets in line with local and national agreements.o In partnership with the General Manager, Clinical Director and Service Leads take operational management responsibility - with the specialty Lead Clinicians, Matrons, Operational Managers and Heads of Department within Neurosciences as well as within other services within the Division for the delivery of the Division's financial and operational priorities.o Provide timely, efficient and effective operational service management support for Neurosciences.o Support the Clinical Director, Lead Clinicians and General Manager to ensure that the service is responsive, innovative and provides the highest possible clinical and performance standards.o Lead on ensuring that all performance/quality targets are met.o Problem solve as appropriate, develop and implement lasting solutions in conjunction with clinical colleagues.o To be a key member of the Management Team, taking full responsibility for actions and for keeping other team members fully informed at all times.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Operational management experience
  • Experience of managing large groups of staff and handling difficult conversations
  • Experience of successfully leading and implementing service improvement projects.
  • Has experience of putting together a business case and contributing to its implementation



  • Ability to understand complex issues, problem solve and propose solutions
  • Well-developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and teams


  • Understanding of project management techniques



  • Knowledge and awareness of issues affecting NHS acute hospitals
  • Demonstrable ability to evaluate and improve service quality



  • Educated to relevant Degree level

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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