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General Manager - Cancer Business Unit

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
The General Manager of Cancer leads a complex, challenging and rewarding Business Unit consisting of Oncology, Haematology, Palliative Care, Radiotherapy, Lymphoedema and other cancer services. This Senior Leadership role makes a genuine difference to Cancer patients across Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Main duties of the job

The General Manager will be responsible for directing, guiding and leading the Business Unit in the delivery of all key quality, safety, access, workforce and financial targets.

The General Manager leads the CBU leadership team, alongside the Clinical Director and Matrons. The BU leadership team is collectively accountable to the Divisional leadership team for the operational delivery of the Business Unit and play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of our services.

Closing date of applications - 3rd June 2024

Interview date - week commencing 17th June 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • Master's qualification in a management discipline or equivalent experience
  • Degree or equivalent knowledge gained through experience

Experience and Knowledge


  • Demonstrates commitment and evidence of continuous professional development
  • Substantial experience of working in a senior manager post

Communication and Relationship


  • Evidence of effective negotiating, influencing and networking skills
  • Evidence of building effective relationships with clinicians to lead and develop services

Performance Management


  • Ability to lead and support successful operational performance
  • Financial management and business management skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital


DE22 3NE

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