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Deputy Divisional Manager

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£91,317 to £104,122 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen within the Surgical Specialities Division (SSD) at UCLH for a Deputy Divisional Manager. SSD is a large division with a workforce of approximately 800, with staff across numerous sites - including operational responsibility for UCH @ Westmoreland Street Hospital - home to a specialist thoracic surgery service and the largest urology department in the country. We have recently opened the Elective Orthopaedic Centre (southern hub) in our state of the art Grafton Way building. We also provide head and neck and emergency surgical services in the UCH site.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, diligent and solution-focused individual to join a well-established and supportive senior leadership team. To help you succeed, you will have the full support of the Divisional Manager and Divisional Clinical Director, with regular exposure to the Surgery & Cancer Board Medical Director and core team.

This is an opportune time to join SSD - as we continue to build links across the wider healthcare community and embark on an ambitious recovery plan to reduce waiting times for our elective services.

You will gain experience of working with senior managers and executives across the organisation, as well as across NCL and NEL clinical networks. With line management responsibility for General Managers, you will take ownership for a range of improvement and performance targets, as well lead on a range of strategic development initiatives on behalf of SSD

Main duties of the job

Reporting to the Divisional Manager, you will work closely with the Divisional Clinical Director, Clinical Leads, General Managers, Matrons and Divisional Business Partners to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care through the efficient use of resources.

The post holder will be accountable for leading and supporting the Division in meeting the operational, strategic and performance objectives across all our specialities and sites. This includes developing and implementing workforce strategies to ensure our team remain motivated and able to excel through a challenging period, following a reduction of activities relating to Covid-19 and industrial action.

You will advocate and enable cross-organisational working across North Central and North East London - ensuring optimal patient pathways are in place for cancer, elective and emergency services.

This is a fantastic development opportunity for an individual looking to gain further senior management experience in a large, multi-site division with complex pathways with external providers across London.

Candidates will require the ability to manage competing demands across several complex services, whilst being adaptable to the strategic and operational needs of the division.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running!: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Masters or equivalent (or in exceptional circumstances - able to demonstrate significant level of equivalent experience)
  • Knowledge and understanding of a range of issues across the NHS and NHS patient agenda



  • Significant experience or working at a senior management level within the NHS or similar environment
  • Demonstrable NHS / public sector experience and knowledge
  • Extensive experience of servie redesign and development
  • Demonstrable experience of effective budgetary management and control, including achieving targets on a regular basis
  • A proven success in business planning and in the development and effective implementation of complex strategic plans
  • A proven record in successful leadership of complex change while also developing and maintaining high standards of quality
  • Quality focused with an innovative approach and the ability to solve complex problems
  • Experience of leadership of complex clinical services

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of multidisciplinary issues and commitment to multidisciplinary working
  • Highly developed communication skills ranging from informal 1:1 discussions, formal presentations covering both oral and written skills
  • Ability to work with and through others Demonstrable negotiation skills
  • Verbal reasoning skills
  • Commitment to self-development with ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current thinking and policy affecting the health and public sector
  • Demonstrable record of successful line management of staff and proven team leadership and motivational skills
  • IT literate
  • Evidence of political awareness and sensitivity to the high profile of the Division and the Trust
  • Demonstrable ability to interpret and analyse data and be able to draw conclusions

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospital

250 Euston Road



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