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Trainee/Specialty Business Manager - Surgery

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £57,349 a year Band 8a or Annex 21 Year 1 75%: £43,011.75
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready for a fast paced and challenging role within a vibrant and supportive team? This post will oversee the busy Colorectal, General Surgery & Upper Gastrointestinal services within the Division of Surgery. The post offers great opportunities for development and is ideally suited to a driven individual with high levels of passion, drive, and resilience.

At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, we serve a population of over 1.6 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria, delivering state of the treatments with a highly committed team of professionals.

As Specialty Business Manager, you will lead a large administrative team and work with a group of clinical professionals to deliver strong operational and financial performance.

Your skills will have been developed in an NHS environment and you will bring energy and a resilient leadership style to the management team. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to guide, direct and support your team and colleagues as circumstances dictate.

Please note that we would also welcome applications from aspiring speciality business managers who can undertake this role on a Annex 21 training contract to move to the 8a position once they can demonstrate they meet the required competencies.

For the Annex 21 training contract, your salary would be'

Year 1 75%: �43,011.75 per annum, pro rata

Main duties of the job

The Specialty Business Manager will oversee all aspects of service management including finance and budget control, risk management, performance management, and people management. You will work closely with Clinical Directors and the Clinical Business Manager to deliver high quality services.

The Specialty Business Manager will be responsible for the patient pathways and will lead the performance teams to ensure that all operational performance targets are monitored, tracked and delivered. Working knowledge and understanding of pathways across RTT and CWT will be a requirement. Leadership and management will be a key objective in the efficient and effective running of services.

You will work in line with the Trust's corporate objectives and will be expected to make a positive contribution to the provision of health services.

You will be experienced in communicating with clinical staff of all levels and will be expected to work in line with the Trust values and behave in a manner that facilitates the development of autonomous teams and individuals that are empowered, engaged and committed to continually delivering excellent care with compassion.

To provide effective line management and to effectively manage the budgets within the business unit.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To lead and manage the patient pathways within the Speciality business units (SBU) ensuring the best use of available resources to provide efficient and effective delivery of all services in line with best practice, quality standards and performance targets.

Work closely with clinical and operational colleagues to ensure efficient and effective management of theatres.

To develop a culture that encourages the use of initiative, individual and team responsibility and open communications.

To provide effective line management.

To effectively manage the Business Units budget and finance.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of operational management in NHS
  • Detailed understanding and experience of the operation of acute hospital services and performance targets
  • Experience of managing a budget.
  • Experience of successfull project management


  • Experience of operational management within Theatres, Anaesthetics and Pre Operative Assessment
  • Working knowledge of RTT and CWT

Skills & Abilities


  • Well-developed analytical & problem solving skills with the ability to make decisions by determining key points from complex data and multiple information strands.
  • IT literate with well-developed skills for the use and application of information technology systems including file management, safe and effective internet use, Outlook, Word processing,
  • Proven ability to achieve targets and objectives within a demanding and pressured environment against challenging deadlines.
  • Well-developed leadership and motivational skills to facilitate working within and leading a large team.
  • Ability to empower, coach and support staff. Well-developed written and verbal communication skills together with influencing and negotiating skills for interacting with individuals across the

Qualifications & Education


  • Diploma in NHS Management or equivalent operational experience
  • Appropriate professional management qualification
  • Participation in continuing professional development to improve and update specialist knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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