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Senior Operational Manager - Respiratory, Medicine

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, hardworking, and well-motivated individual to join the management team within the Medicine Service Group. As an operational management lead working in a triumvirate with the Service Manager, Matron, and Clinical Service Leads (CSL) to actively promote a culture of care which reflects Somerset Foundation Trust's values and leadership behaviours. The post holder will: provide operational managerial support to the Respiratory team ensure delivery of finance and performance targets guarantee robust governance arrangements are in place and strategic demands on the services are met.

We are looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking person with excellent communication and leadership skills. The post holder will be effective in working closely with clinical and non-clinical staff to support and optimise the service by taking a proactive role in continuous service development and improvement. This is a position with county-wide responsibilities and the successful applicant will be expected to evenly split their time each week between Yeovil District Hospital and -Musgrove Park Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the Service Manager and clinical teams by providing day to day operational management. You will undertake planned and unplanned work to drive the service forward, lead on cross county engagement, address operational issues as they arise and to support change. The post holder will ensure services are run in line with Trust values, culture, policies, and procedures. Experience of effective working within teams is essential.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts. The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London. There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • First degree or equivalent experience
  • Educated to Masters Level or equivalent demonstrable work based knowledge



  • Evidence of continuing Professional Development
  • Demonstrable track record of operational/service/project management
  • Demonstrable understanding of waiting list management and capacity planning
  • Demonstrable understanding of the NHS modernisation agenda, the changing commissioning environment and its potential impact within the acute sector
  • High level verbal and written skills
  • High level numerical skills and data analysis
  • High level IT skills
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and summarise financial and other data
  • A proven capacity to balance competing demands to achieve local and Trust objectives
  • Demonstrable ability to manage staff effectively


  • Recent policy development in the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Somerset FT NHS Trust

Higher Kingston/parkfield Drive


BA21 4AT

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