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Operational Manager

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Operational Manager for Surgery & Critical Care

Operational Manager opportunity . You will gain invaluable experience as part of a busy and dynamic NHS management team. You will develop a diverse range of leadership and management skills within the demanding environment of one of Britain's leading specialist Children's Hospitals.

Responsible to the Service Manager for Surgery and Critical Care (Surgery), you'll liaise at all levels with clerical and clinical staff, including consultants.

So if you're self-motivated, highly organised and ambitious get ready to take a step forward in your NHS career.

Main duties of the job

Providing effective management support to the Care Group including a variety of specialist surgical teams, theatres and critical care.

You will have a key operational role in service planning, performance management and information analysis, supporting clinical governance as you steer our services toward improvement and development.

About us

Our team are a lively and fast paced team who work across all areas of the patient pathway. Each Operational Manager is responsible for the day to day management of a number of surgical specialties and works closely with these teams.

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Daily operational management of all areas of the patient pathway from referral to admission.

Service planning.

Delivery of activity and performance targets.

See job description for the full details.

Please note interview date - Thursday 30th May 2024

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are currently reviewing our recruitment & selection process and are looking to make our job adverts more inclusive. This will support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. If you have any ideas in how we can make our recruitment & selection process more inclusive, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Basic Degree or proven graduate level ability or equivalent
  • Training Evidence of on-going professional development


  • Management qualification



  • Experience of service management
  • Proven track record of delivering service improvement
  • Experience of successful working with external agencies
  • Proven track record of service planning


  • Experience of clinical governance
  • Experience of successful operational management in a healthcare setting

Knowledge and Skills


  • Understanding of the NHS and of the management of health care services
  • Good understanding of Clinical Governance and related matters
  • Possess interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of making presentations, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to use information to effectively support the improvement of performance
  • Commitment to maintaining and developing further the Trust's role as a Centre for Excellence for Teaching, Education and Research


  • Understanding of the health needs of children and of the health and social care issues influencing care provision
  • Project management skills

Personal Attributes


  • Able to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment
  • Ability to communicate effectively - in both oral and written
  • Ability to convert agreed plan into key operational objectives and ensure that these are achieved
  • Ability to work under pressure, rapid pace, change and uncertainty
  • Ability to demonstrate unimpeachable honesty and professional integrity

Demonstrates Trust Values


  • Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Children's Hospital


S10 2TH

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