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Band 8b General Manager

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
CDG 1A -- Specialist Medicine at Heartlands Hospital are looking for a General Manager on a 12 months fixed term contract or Secondment to cover Maternity Leave. The post is to support Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine across the Heartlands and Solihull sites including the Birmingham Chest Clinic.

The post will be leading the operational team in the day-to-day management of the service and working as a triumvirate with the Clinical Service Lead and Matron to develop the service strategy for the future. The post holder's base will be Heartlands Hospital, although a proportion of the working week may need to be spent at Solihull and the Chest Clinic.

Our aim at Heartlands Hospital is to build a strong, value led culture at the heart of which is our team. We prioritise our team members and provide an environment that promotes flexible working, a strong sense of wellbeing and above all the pride in belonging to a strong multi-disciplinary team.

We are looking for either an experienced General Manager, or someone who has experience working operationally within Cardiology and/or Respiratory Medicine.

Internal secondments may be considered

Interviews will take place W/C 3rd June 2024

Main duties of the job

The core deliverables of this role include the successful operational and financial performance of the directorate specialty. The post holder is accountable for the day to day performance of the service including meeting the demand of operational and financial targets

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * GCSE/O Level -- English and Maths
  • Grade C or equivalent
  • * Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • * Post graduate qualification or equivalent
  • experience



  • *Substantial experience in a senior managerial and leadership role within an acute healthcare setting which is commensurate with the complexity and size of the allocated area of responsibility.
  • *Knowledge and experience of leading significant change to patient services, delivering tangible and sustained improvements.
  • *Experience of developing and maintaining active partnerships with stakeholders in the development of services.
  • *Experience of improvement measurement systems and understanding of the role of measurement in performance improvement.
  • *Experience of directly line managing and providing strategic leadership to large numbers of specialist staff/multidisciplinary service teams ranging from bands 3 -- 7.
  • *Experience of managing individual and team performance through the setting of objectives, PDPs and appraisals.
  • *Experience of application of recruitment strategies and workforce development including undertaking skill mix reviews and succession planning.
  • *Experience of using service redesign methodology
  • *Has a highly developed understanding of the changing NHS environment and its impact on service provision and staff.
  • *Impact -- uses a variety of methods to gain support for ideas, strategies and values.
  • *Understanding of how to use technology to support delivery of improvements to services.
  • *Application of absence management, sickness, disciplinary and grievance policies in accordance with UHB HR policies
  • *Uses technical, non-verbal and visual aids effectively.

Additional Criteria


  • * Self-confidence -- states own position on issues unhesitatingly takes decisions when required within area of authority and commits self and others accordingly.
  • * Flexibility -- adapts to ensure achievement of objectives within constantly changing situations and environments.
  • * Self-motivated -- possesses high internal work standards, sets stretching yet attainable goals wants to do things better and to measure progress against targets.
  • * Strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role.
  • * Commitment to ongoing life-long learning and personal development.
  • * Motivation -- driven by a genuine interest and concern for the quality and appropriateness of patient services.
  • * Flexibility -- identifies feasible alternative options in planning and decision making, holds different options in focus simultaneously and evaluates their relative pros and cons.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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