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Specialty Manager

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Weston Management Team is seeking a bright, talented individual to fill the role of Specialty Manager for the Care of the Elderly & Stroke services. This is a Permanent position and would be a great opportunity for either an established service manager looking to broaden their experience, or for someone looking to develop their skills and career working as part of a supportive and well-established team.

The post holder will manage the day to day operational aspects of service delivery, with a focus on achieving and monitoring performance standards and delivering service improvements as well as leading on the development and delivery of business plans with the specialty.

You will need to have strong inter-personal skills you will be able to work as part of a team as well as demonstrating the ability to be able to work independently, with some previous management experience. Being able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people is essential.

Main duties of the job

To support the Specialty leads and Weston Management team in the development and provision of a comprehensive, high quality, patient centred care service for Care of the Elderly & Stroke services within the resources available. The post has key functions:
  • Day to day operational management of Care of the Elderly & Stroke services.
  • Professional lead for the administrative function in your specialty and Line management for the Administration Team manager
  • Leading on service development and driving delivery of the specialty vision
  • Ensuring that we have the right workforce to deliver safe, high-quality care for our patients.
  • Responsibility for delegated budgets and identifying and implementing cost improvement opportunities.
  • Leading on governance, quality and patient safety ensuring that complaints, incidents, and risks are managed in line with Trust policy.
  • Working at part of the Multidisciplinary team to ensure all capacity is fully utilised.
  • Participating in Silver Rota duties for the Weston Site.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience


  • Post-graduate qualification in healthcare management or equivalent experience of continuing professional development

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant experience of managing a range of staff or a major service
  • Significant experience of budgetary management, including management of contract income
  • Experience and proven ability in managing organisational/service change
  • NHS or Public Sector experience
  • Management of waiting lists and performance


  • Acute sector operational experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with a wide range of people and to build credibility quickly
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues, including performance targets and Foundation Trust status
  • Proven ability to analyse and resolve complex cases
  • Ability to manage a post that will change and develop to meet the needs of the service
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to produce analytical reports
  • Ability to manage, motivate and develop people

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road, Uphill


BS23 4TQ

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