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Band 8c Associate Director of Professionals Allied to Medicine

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
In late 2023, we launched a new operating model which is providing an opportunity for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) to transform.

With significant change and challenge comes great opportunity. This is an exciting career-defining time to be joining us, to be part of a major improvement programme that has leaders serving the needs and best interests of our patients, communities, and colleagues.

Patients and communities are at the heart of our values-led hospitals with our incredible teams developing and transforming medical practices to improve clinical outcomes, reduce health inequalities and enhance our patient experience.

The Associate Director of Professionals Allied to Medicine (DPams) is a new role within Group Clinical Support Services (GCSS) Senior Management Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for promoting the vision and values of University Hospitals Birmingham, leading by example, and ensuring that they demonstrate those values in their leadership behaviours and how we support our teams and deliver our services, which in turn will provide every patient with the highest quality, equitable care possible.

You will live and breathe our values of being kind, connected and bold.

Main duties of the job

Professionally accountable to the to the Chief Nursing Officer and/or Chief Medical Officer the

Associate Director of Professionals Allied to Medicine will ensure digital technologies underpin the way services are delivered at present and in the future and to drive all aspects of innovation and service improvement, across all settings.

The delivery of a modernise service delivery will ensure patient pathways and support productivity and efficiencies under a quality assured framework.

Building and developing a sustainable workforce that is fit for the future will ensure our people and our patients of safe, effective, well-led, responsive and caring services.

Supporting / influencing the culture of care where patient, carer and family involvement are integral to the service design, delivery and improvement and ensure outcome measured improvements for both patients and staff are aligned to the Trust behaviours and values.

If you share our passion for a healthier future where UHB is a centre of excellence for patients and an employer of choice for the best clinical talent, you are invited to call Helen Cant, Talent and Engagement Lead, on 07989 959008.

Shortlisting for this vacancy will be conducted on 14th May 2024. Interview dates are provisionally held for week commencing 20th May 2024.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *First Degree in related subject or equivalent (E)
  • *Master's in management or equivalent demonstrable experience supplemented by specialist training, experience or short courses to doctorate level or equivalent (E)
  • *Evidence of recent post registration continuous professional development/qualification (E)
  • *Evidence of accredited management / leadership training or evidence of practical application of expertise at this level (E)
  • *Teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent (E)


  • *Experience in Pharmacy, Radiography and Bio-Medical Science, Clinical Scientist/Technologist (D)
  • *Project management/ service improvement qualification (D)



  • *Experience of operating in Senior Operational Management position/s in an acute setting.
  • *Extensive experience post registration to include Senior posts at Band 8a and 8b or equivalent in an acute NHS provider or equivalent complex health care provider manging a number of services/departments as part of an MDT (E)
  • *Experienced operational professional manager familiar with managing governance, health & safety, workforce development and capacity demand for patient services within acute patient services (scheduled and unscheduled) (E)
  • *Experience in setting and achieving objectives/KPI's (E)
  • *Experience in leading and implementing safety/quality Application form and experience initiatives and sustainable service Improvement (E)
  • *Experience in writing reports/presenting information Internally/externally in a timely manner to a range of Senior Manager's including Directors/Executive Directors (E)
  • *Experience resource manager with experience in staff/performance & management and financial control mechanisms (E)
  • *Demonstrable experience of leading change & problem solving in clinical settings, patient care and experience (E)
  • *Evidence and experience in delivering operational and strategic performance including strategic safe staffing and skill mix reviews, infection control, risk management , complaints and adverse incidents across range of services (E)
  • *Experience of working on own initiative and as part of a team working with local and external teams, acting as an ambassador of a speciality (E)
  • *Proven experience of leading engagement that drives behavioural and or practice change (E)
  • *Experienced of managing a large complex professional workforce and associated budgets (E)
  • *Proven experience of quality and risk management including experience in analysing and resolving complex complaints/ incidents, human resource and professional issues (E)
  • *Ability to lead and or support the management of change within a complex operational environment building engagement and involvement to ensure sustainability (E)
  • *Can demonstrate knowledge of the national health agenda as it relates to the CDG (E)
  • *Demonstrable appreciation of the relationship between the Department of Health, NHS England and individual provider and commissioning organisations -- demonstrates breadth and depth of understanding of current NHS policy and ability to interpret and implement in practice (E)
  • *Clear understanding of the concept and working arrangements of diverse clinical areas, health and social care partners and local councils, including those within Primary, Secondary and Tertiary care, or charitable/voluntary services & community leaders (E)
  • *Can demonstrate a high level working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation, the concept of Clinical Governance, Quality Improvement and evidence-based practice associate with the portfolio (E)
  • *Able to think strategically and translate vision for local service into delivery by collaboration and partnership (E)
  • *Track record of success in the management of significant changes and innovation with demonstrable results (E )
  • *Demonstrate experience of the NHS strategic agenda together with an understanding of the current issues in Modernising Scientific careers and practice and how this impacts on the CDG (E)
  • *Understanding of the regulatory and statutory frameworks associated with NHS operating environment (E) in particularly UKAS, HSE, MHRA, IRMER etc
  • *Understanding of the business planning process (E)


  • *Experience in contract management/negotiation associate with the speciality / profession (D)

Additional Criteria


  • *Possess confident leadership, management and communication & presentation skills (E)
  • *Possess resilience and determination is flexible and adaptable -- can work at pace and under non-negotiable timescales when needed (E)
  • *Possess excellent time-management skills and ability to work on own initiative and where required as part of a senior team (E)
  • *Reliable, committed, approachable and able to demonstrate diplomacy at all times (E)
  • *Be result-driven and innovative with high level of personal integrity (E)
  • *Evidence of transformational change management (E)
  • *Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload with minimal supervision working to tight and often challenging timescales (E)
  • *Ensures complicated information is translated as appropriate and is easily understood by all stakeholders (E)
  • *Methodical, confident visible with the ability to bridge the gap between ward/services and Board (E)
  • *Self and team motivator and ability to empower (E)
  • Professional attitude to work and team members with a strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity (E)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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