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Divisional Director Clinical Services

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a challenging, strategic and visible senior leadership role as Divisional Director for Clinical Services. This role will lead the Division with the support from the Divisional Medical Director and Divisional Nurse Director to collectively ensure delivery of the organisational strategy, operational planning and financial performance of the Division.

The Division is currently organised across x4 Clinical Business Units (CBUs) who are overseen by the two Deputy Divisional Directors and associated clinical leads:

CBU 1: Surgery & Acute Services (Theatres, Critical Care, Anaesthetics, Pain, CAU, APU, Site)CBU 2: Imaging Services (Radiotherapy, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Physics)CBU 3: Medicines Management & Clinical Support Services (Pharmacy, Outpatients, Therapies, Palliative Care, Pastoral & Psychological Care)CBU 4: Pathology & Genomics

Main duties of the job

A credible and influential leader, you will demonstrate strong, consistent and effective leadership, enabling delivery of high-quality patient care within available resources. Central to this role is the ongoing engagement of clinical managers in a complex, specialist environment to collaboratively deliver annual business planning, ensuring sufficient capacity and capability to deliver both local and national priorities in addition to supporting the Trust to deliver the research and private care agendas. The post holder will also play a pivotal and proactive role in exploration of new strategic opportunities and alternative models of service delivery.Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, this role will be a member of the Trust senior leadership team, representing the organisation both internally and externally.

About us

At The Royal Marsden, we have a leading role in improving outcomes for patients with cancer worldwide and delivering innovation in the NHS. We can offer an exceptional career experience in a research active and collegiate environment.

For an informal discussion please contact Sofia Colas, Chief Operating Officer, or Emma Kipps, Divisional Medical Director via EA Helen Spittle

Closing date for receipt of cover letter and CV: Sunday 30th June 2024

Liaise with stakeholders: W/C 8th July 2024

Selection interviews: Tuesday 16th July 2024

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Education - training and qualifications


  • Educated to Degree Level or Clinical Qualification
  • Track record of continuous professional and management development


  • Higher Degree or equivalent

Experience and knowledge


  • Significant up-to-date experience as a SeniorManager in a medium to large acute healthcare provider
  • Experience of market development and income generation
  • Experience of innovative service development


  • Experience of delivering services on a multi-sitebasis

Skills - abilities and knowledge


  • Leadership and Influencing Skills
  • Highly motivated, independent
  • Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Evidence of supporting major change processes
  • Evidence of effective working with Clinicians and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Evidence of successful influence of organisational relationships and culture
  • Track record of management innovation and service improvements
  • Track record of delivering against a challenging cost improvement programme

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital



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