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Directorate Manager Therapies

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum (plus on call payment)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed and dynamic team within the Division of Diagnostics and Clinical Support at Wirral University Teaching Hospital as Directorate Manager of Therapies. We are looking for an exceptional individual who shares our values, energy and commitment to patient care as you lead our Therapies Directorate within the Diagnostic and Clinical Support Division.

The Therapies Directorate is a large Directorate consisting of teams delivering services across all areas of the Trust including in and outpatient care, paediatrics and in highly specialised areas. The team includes staff from several AHP professions, support staff and an administrative team.

As you would expect for a role of this kind, you will need the ability to work in an exceptionally fast-paced and demanding environment, balancing multiple work programmes and competing priorities. You will also need a highly collaborative approach, excellent communication and influencing skills, resilience, and the ability to work through obstacles and find effective solutions. Partnership and relationship-building with stakeholders will be fundamental to your success.

Main duties of the job

As an experienced leader, you will be ready to bring your passion and energy to the role. You will have experience of leading change in acute NHS health care services, and be able to demonstrate your ability to take your teams with you in challenging circumstances.

In addition you will bring your confidence, kindness, integrity and flexibility you will be a role model for the behaviours we want to see across the organisation.

To co-ordinate and promote the integration of the operational management, service planning and service delivery processes of the Directorate, to achieve agreed service levels. To work with the Divisional leadership team to use available resources effectively, efficiently and within agreed budgets.

To provide leadership which enables the delivery of high quality, safe and person centred care through the engagement and empowerment of others.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for further information about the Directorate Manager position available at WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Masters Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Recognised degree or diploma in management
  • Recent management experience in an acute hospital environment
  • Operational management experience in an acute environment

Knowledge and Skills


  • Familiar with budget setting, monitoring and actively managing variation
  • Delivery of KPI's within an acute NHS environment
  • Delivery of significant Cost Improvement Projects
  • Preparation and presentation of business cases
  • Ability to work effectively in partnership with clinical leaders.
  • To be able to analyse, interpret and use analytical skills in situations that are highly complex and multifunctional


  • To have knowledge of tendering and contracting processes.

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Experience of using 'lean' tools and techniques
  • Management responsibility for a diverse workforce (> 100 employees)

Personal Attributes


  • To be able to communicate confidently and assertively from written and verbal means to a wide range of individuals
  • To have the confidence to set ambitious targets which may exceed the minimum standard required and take calculated risks
  • To be politically astute
  • To have a can do sense of confidence even in the face of opposition

Qualifications, specific experience and training


  • Excellent understanding of operational management in the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Arrowe Park Hospital


CH49 5PE

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