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Head of Business Development

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join the Capital, Estates & Facilities Management team as its Head of Business Development. This newly created post will work across all of the services within the portfolio of the Director of Capital, Estates & Facilities Management. Working closely with the Director of Capital, Estates and Facilities Management, and the Capital, Estates & Facilities Management senior management group, the Head of Business Development will contribute to ensuring that the corporate objectives of the Trust are achieved with specific focus on the development of business systems, effective operation of the AVM Services - decontamination business, and the Frank Lee Leisure and Fitness Centre and developing cross-cutting divisional strategies.

With specialist knowledge of healthcare services, you will be educated to Masters level with evidence of continuous professional development, including development of your leadership qualities. You will be used to working at committee level with proven line management experience and experience and understanding of corporate governance systems with evidence of working in a complex healthcare setting at management level.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Business Development will lead the business planning and strategy development within the division translating the ambitious vision into reality for all groups of staff within the division. You will lead on the coordination of all budgetary management on behalf of the director, providing support to heads of service and ensuring central timescales are met. The Head of Business Development will focus on improving internal business systems and develop cross cutting strategies such as an effective staff engagement and communication strategy. Supporting the office of the Director, you will be responsible for internal and external communications working with fellow heads of service.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 2nd June 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on week commencing 10 June 2024, subject to change.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Master's degree level or equivalent senior management experience.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development including development of leadership qualities.


  • Membership of relevant professional body relevant to healthcare.



  • Post qualification experience & track record of working in a complex healthcare setting at management level.
  • Significant experience in service management.
  • Managing strategic and operational change. Including the impact systems, processes, resources, services & staff and developing new ways of working.
  • Reporting to and working at Board / Committee level.
  • Proven project and line management experience.
  • Positively managing staff including performance and personal development.
  • Experience and understanding corporate governance systems around board assurance, Board and sub-committee structures and associated requirements.



  • Master's degree or equivalent specialist knowledge in healthcare services.
  • Effective communication, presentational and reporting skills.
  • Revenue Budget management.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex information.
  • Detailed understanding of budgetary management and budget setting processes.


  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of non-clinical support services such as estates and facilities.



  • IT computer literate operating at intermediate level with Microsoft packages.
  • Experience of delivering service projects.
  • Management of teams and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to work in a project management environment.
  • Financial management and analytical abilities.
  • Business case and/or report writing which contributes to presentations to Board level.
  • Pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to create strategies and translating vision into reality.
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work across all levels of the organisation and external to the organisation.


  • Advance level practitioner with Microsoft packages.

Additional Requirements


  • Effective leadership and motivational qualities.
  • Confident and participative team leader and player.
  • Effective communicator particularly at senior manager levels.
  • Ability to think and manage strategically and operationally.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of focus, drive and energy.
  • Ability to maintain successful relationships.
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo.
  • High productivity.
  • Ability to work under pressure and constantly achieve within tight timescales.
  • Prioritise workload.
  • Ability to demonstrate/balance understanding of corporate as well as individual goals.
  • Resilience and integrity.
  • Motivated to seek personal learning and career development.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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