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Directorate General Manager

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The Directorate General Manager post is a high profile leadership position within the Surgical Services clinical Group, responsible for operational delivery of an exciting and dynamic portfolio. We are searching for an ambitious senior operational leader to join the Clinical Director and Senior Nursing Team to support the delivery of outstanding care and experience for our patients. The Directorate General Manager will be responsible for the management of Ophthalmic services within the Birmingham Midland Eye Centre as well as a Trust wide profile.

The portfolio offers a mix of elective and urgent care and is ideal for someone who wishes to be challenged, deliver improvement and progress their career on a path towards an operational director role. As BMEC celebrates its 200th anniversary this is an exciting opportunity to join the team in celebrating their successes and supporting in delivering future ones.

The new hospital is an exciting prospect for the Organisation and the successful postholder, whilst remaining as part of the retained estate will play a pivotal role in the transition. Our strategy aims to improve health outcomes including timely access to planned care and optimising urgent care pathways, so we are amongst the top quartile of trusts nationally and achieve some of the best rated clinical outcomes.

Main duties of the job

With a passion for patient centred care, you will have a proven track record of achieving high quality outcomes for patients and delivering performance standards. The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to drive change and improve care is essential. We are committed to supporting personal development and professional growth of our staff as evidenced by the promotion of the current post holder.

1. Make autonomous decisions regarding the operational management of services within the Directorate

2. Day to day responsibility for the operational management for specific services/departments within the Directorate

3. To identify and implement on-going modernisation and new ways of working and innovation within the Directorate.

4. To routinely monitor and track performance associated with national targets, and trust objectives, taking action where required to ensure all targets are met within the Directorate .

5. To troubleshoot operational issues on a daily basis, that affect performance within the Directorate, liaising with relevant managers to identify and resolve as required.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve life

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of what this role entails

    Person Specification



    • Educated to degree level or equivalent
    • Management/Leadership qualification or evidence of relevant experience
    • Postgraduate diploma or equivalent


    • Masters qualification or in process of obtaining.



    • Demonstrable line/general management experience within acute services, with responsibility for operational matters including, staff management, budgetary responsibility, performance targets, waiting list management, discharge arrangements.
    • Proven project management experience involving transformational change.


    • Proven experience of service development.
    • Proven experience of change management ability
    • Experience of working in emergency services

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust- BMEC

    Sandwell Hospital


    B71 4HJ

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