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Strategic Lead - HNY Endoscopy Network

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Humber and North Yorkshire (HNY) Endoscopy Network as a Strategic Lead on a 12 month fixed term/secondment basis.

The Humber and North Yorkshire Collaboration of Acute Providers (CAP) are looking for an experienced senior leader with endoscopy expertise and experience in leading either clinically or operationally in this area.

You will provide senior leadership and management expertise to maintain and strategically support the growth and development of the HNY Endoscopy Network. This exciting new role will involve a close working relationship with both the endoscopy clinical lead and director of diagnostics and is a real opportunity to make a difference to patient outcomes.

A key part of the role is to undertake effective business development activities and relationship building with key stakeholders. This will include working with partners and monitoring policy developments and guidance to anticipate likely future needs. You will use your network of relationships to work in partnership with others to develop a HNY Endoscopy service delivery model for the future that will achieve person-centred and population focused outcomes.

The vacancy is a 12 month full time fixed term or secondment position over 5 days, Monday-Friday, home working/acute trust site.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will, amongst other duties:
  • Lead the process for developing a strategic clinical vision for the Humber and North Yorkshire Endoscopy Network with particular emphasis on shared working, efficient use of resources and sustainability.
  • Engage with clinical teams and managers to provide expert advice, leadership, and support to help facilitate the consistent delivery of care in line with national strategies, outcome frameworks and NICE guidance.
  • Drive the Network in taking forward initiatives
  • Support the development of Endoscopy Network policies and pathways, including Operational Policy, Audit, Research and Development, Clinical Governance, Performance Management in association with key stakeholders.
  • Report to the Chair of the HNY CAG on all matters pertaining to endoscopy.
  • Establish working relations with key clinical and managerial stakeholders across the ICS area. Also, to establish regional and national relationships with wider stakeholders (e.g. professional Colleges, AHSN, Health Education England, academia, commissioners).
  • To represent the ICS at national meetings and events ensuring that the views of the Programme are fully promoted.
  • To work in partnership with the Regional and HNY - ICS Medical Directors, leaders from other Networks, ICS work stream managerial leads and relevant local leads in the development of cross cutting area-wide plans in relation to key areas including: workforce, service models, facilities, innovation and technology.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants

27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)

A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave

Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme

NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme

An extensive range of learning and development opportunities

Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

Person Specification

Knowledge, Training & Experience


  • Experience of working in an NHS acute hospital.
  • Significant experience of working at a senior level as an endoscopy nurse/nurse endoscopist or senior level operational role within an endoscopy service.
  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent level or equivalent experience of working at a senior level in specialist area. Knowledge and understanding of current challenges and expectations within NHS endoscopy services.
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD).

Personal Attributes


  • In depth expert knowledge acquired over a significant period of time in the area of endoscopy pathways.
  • Subject matter expertise across a number of key areas relating to endoscopy pathways.
  • Proven and significant leadership experience and/or formal management qualification.
  • Proven senior level experience of leading and delivering complex change and strategy development programmes in a politically sensitive and complex environment.
  • Significant management experience at senior level in the NHS or other public healthcare related industry.
  • Experience of successfully operating in and delivering priorities in a partnership environment. Experience of leading major change initiatives with entrepreneurialism in a challenging organisational environment. Significant experience of managing and prioritising a large budget with solid knowledge of financial process requirements. Extensive experience of delivering presentations to large groups of stakeholders in often pressured and politically sensitive environments.


  • Experience and/or understanding of the UK Health Economy
  • Significant experience and understanding of proven implementation of project management methodologies or a Prince 2 or managing successful projects practitioner.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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