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Pathology Network Director

North Bristol NHS Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
The West of England Pathology Network is entering an exciting phase, considering next steps in our development that take advantage of the increasing maturity of network relationships and functions and exploring the transformation opportunities available to our collaborative. A unique opportunity has arisen for an enterprising and highly motivated Pathology Network Director with significant pathology leadership experience to join our Network Senior Leadership Team triumvirate. This will be an exciting opportunity for an individual with an HCPC registered Biomedical or Clinical Scientist background to shape the strategy of the West of England Pathology Network beyond March 2025 and act as the leadership face of the Network. The successful individual will play a key role in strengthening relationships with our Network partner Trusts and ICBs, a critical component of our next steps in deepening Network collaboration.

Main duties of the job

Full details of the duties of the role can be found in the attached job description. These duties cover the areas of:
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Operational Management
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate and Clinical Governance
  • Relationship building and engagement
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Enabling professional leadership
  • Enabling patient and public involvement
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Partnership and cross-boundary working
  • Leadership for transformational change
  • Developing an excellent organisation

About us

The West of England Pathology Network Leadership Team is comprised of talented and committed individuals, determined to make a difference across the Network for our patients and our workforce. The team is predominantly remote working, which although challenging at times, generally works very effectively. As the leadership face of the Network, it is expected that the Pathology Network Director will have regular physical presence across our Network sites.

We are a relaxed but professional, fun and engaging team, working in a supportive atmosphere of positive challenge and encouragement. We take work/life balance seriously and believe achieving this balance is critical to our long term success.

Our organisation is in a truly privileged position to lead transformational change at scale, so we're looking for someone who shares our excitement about this. We really look forward to welcoming our new Director into the team as we move into our next exciting chapter.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full details of the responsibilities of the role are outlined in the attached job description which candidates are asked to address directly in their personal statement.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist or HCPC registered Clinical Scientist
  • Experience at senior management level within pathology services
  • Experience working in partnership and supporting collective decision-making in system wide or local work programmes
  • Track record of success and delivery in leadership role(s) within pathology services and able to provide specific examples of the changes implemented
  • Ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels and from all professional backgrounds


  • Qualification in Healthcare Leadership

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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