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Divisional Director of Operations

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£99,891 to £114,949 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
The Medicine Rehabilitation and Cardiothoracic Division at the Oxford University Foundation Trust, is currently looking to appoint a Divisional Director of Operations (DDO)

The DDO will play an active role in contributing to the strategic direction of the Division and be managerially accountable to the Divisional Director and professionally to the Chief Operating Officer for the provision of high quality services which are safe and efficient. As a senior leader within the Division, the DDO will work closely with the senior Divisional team, Directorates and contribute to the overall vision, direction and performance of the Division.

The Division of Medicine Rehabilitation and Cardiothoracic has three component Directorates the Directorate of Acute Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Directorate of Specialist Medicine and the Directorate of Cardiology, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Services. As such the Division provides a wide range of non-elective and elective in-patient services, daycase and out-patient services from each of the Trust's four sites and to facilities in the community including the provision of peripheral out-patient clinics in surrounding locations.

Main duties of the job

The DDO is a pivotal member of the Divisional team. The DDO will contribute to the development, implementation and delivery of the Trust's strategic and operational objectives to provide services that optimise patient care, ensure efficient use of resources and promote a culture that is progressive, inclusive and driven by a core set of values.

key responsibilities of the role are:
  • Strategic Development
  • Business Planning/Service Development
  • Operational Performance
  • Workforce Planning and Engagement
  • Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety
  • Leadership and Management
  • Corporate Leadership

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for more details on the post.


Person Specification



  • Demonstrable professional higher level management experience across the full range of management functions: Financial management, Performance management, Information management, Workforce management and Strategic management
  • Experience of analysing, interpreting and reporting on information to identify and manage variances in performance and identifying solutions to identified problem/areas for improvement.
  • Experience of business planning techniques and managing business processes
  • Track record of leading and managing teams through large-scale change in a complex organisation.



  • First class interpersonal skills with ability to gain and sustain credibility with clinicians/managers
  • Highly skilled in influencing, persuading and negotiating with others in potentially hostile, distressing or emotive situations including the ability to deal with aggressive behaviour
  • Able to think strategically and develop and implement vision

Application form and interview


  • Educated to degree level in relevant field or equivalent level of management experience.
  • Evidence of further professional development activities in the past two years

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe




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