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Assistant Directorate Manager - Bury Care Organisation

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to come and work within Bury Care Organisation.

It is an exciting time to join our team as we continue to develop our services and build capacity within our operational teams.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone to come and develop their service management skills and can provide a valuable experience contributing to their career development.

Advise and support the Directorate Manager in the planning and organisation of the Directorates within Bury Care Organisation.

Support the development of a business plan/workbook for the Directorates in conjunction with the Directorate Manager, Divisional Nurse Managers and Clinical Directors and Leads, and will lead one or more relevant improvement projects around service development.

Main duties of the job

The Assistant Directorate Manager will lead and facilitate the development of one or more specific areas across the Bury Care Organisation

The Assistant Directorate Manager will be responsible for the performance management of one or more specific areas within Bury Care Organisation

The Assistant Directorate Manager will ensure the achievement of activity and budgetary targets for one or more specific areas Bury Care Organisation

The Assistant Directorate Manager will provide strategic advice and leadership for Bury Care Organisation on professional issues, developments and performance within the Trust.

The Assistant Directorate Manager will plan, support and make personal and professional contributions to the strategic management across the Bury Care Organisation

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trust's Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of this group. Appointments will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • First Level Degree or equivalent level of experience.


  • Certificate in Management Studies/Project Management or willingness to work towards

Knowledge, Training & Experience


  • Substantial management experience
  • Experience of working within complex organisations
  • Experience of managing change and developing practice
  • Evidence of partnership working across organisational boundaries.
  • Experience of developing business cases and leading projects through to completion and evaluation.
  • Writing policies and guidelines. Setting auditing standards. Problem solving.
  • Experience of risk management
  • Experience of staff management.


  • Experience of managing budgets and advising budget holders of smaller delegated budgets.

Skills & Abilities


  • Analytical and judgement skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Interpersonal skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to deal with conflict management and stressful/hostile situations.
  • Good presentation skills. Innovative and creative in producing future service developments.
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and judgement in identifying key issues.
  • Ability to deal with HR issues. Leadership skills- able to cope with diverse teams, located on multiple sites.
  • Effective decision making
  • Excellent time management. Strong planning/organisation.
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Strong persuasive and influencing skills.
  • Computer literacy
  • RTT knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Northern Care Alliance, Fairfield General Hospital

Rochdale Old Road



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