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Band 8c Head of Healthcare Professionals

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£75,853 to £86,574 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a great opportunity for a dynamic, inclusive and innovative Head of Healthcare Professionals - Radiology who would like to develop their career further as a visible senior leader within the Cancer and Clinical Support Service Clinical Group.

The role will shape the strategic direction for the service and the professional leadership of the Radiographer workforce. You will also work closely with the Radiology General Manager, Clinical Director and the CCS Clinical Group Triumvirate. Your ability and experience of driving and successfully achieving change will enable you to provide the leadership and strategic direction required to bring together our teams in the delivery of a patient-focused, cost-effective and high-quality service.

You will hold a relevant professional registration and will have successfully managed within an acute NHS setting. You must have the ability to be creative and innovative to generate opportunities for the service and have experience of involvement with strategic planning processes and workforce development.

This role along with triumvirate colleagues will provide compassionate and inclusive leadership to those within their areas of responsibility. In addition, there will be joint responsibility and accountability with the triumvirate for delivering, patient safety, financial targets, efficiencies, workforce planning and service Delivery to improve safe patient flow within and outside the directorate.

Main duties of the job

To provide expert professional and managerial resource to staff in designated directorate.

o Responsible for the development of an open and engaging culture for staff, accelerating inclusivity / allyship and promoting a patient-centred and culturally sensitive approach to the delivery of patient care.

o To role model and promote inclusion at every level, ensuring equity, helping all staff to grow, and ensuring diversity is positively valued and developed across the directorate and wider clinical group / Site.

o Support the directorate triumvirate in the achievement of goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) and put in place mechanisms to audit and evaluate strategy and operational performance.

o To provide financial stability to the directorate and wider Clinical Group through effective deployment of staff and resources and monitor and deliver key objectives within the directorate budget.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If this sounds like a role you'd be interested in, we'd love to hear from you!

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Coaching training
  • Management qualification.



  • Budgetary management skills



  • Significant senior clinical experience in Radiology
  • Significant experience of writing business cases and management reports to a very high standard for internal and external consumption.
  • Relevant leadership experience at a senior level

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Hospital



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