Skip to main content

This job has expired

Paediatric Medical Service Manager

Solent NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join us and be part of a caring and dynamic team working with children & families within a progressive Child and Family Service line. The team is based across two sites,one in Portsmouth/South East Hampshire and Southampton/South West Hampshire. This is a great opportunity to join Solent's Child & Family Service Line to support us in the operational management and delivery of high-quality health care. Working in partnership with other organisations, as well as with our primary care colleagues, we provide great care which keeps our patients - children and young people with their families at the heart of everything we do. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic individual. This role will provide the operational leadership for the whole service, alongside Consultant Clinical Leaders. The successful applicant will be based in either Portsmouth or Southampton to suit but will be expected to be visible across both areas. The post holder will be accountable for the operational delivery within this service.Supported by the management team, they will lead the development of health services that are integrated with our health, social care and education and safeguarding partner organisations within the wider system. This role requires proven experience of leadership within children's services and operational management. They will be part of the CPMS Leadership Team and have an excellent peer group to draw support from as well as excellent training and development opportunities available

Main duties of the job

The Community Paediatric Medical Service Manager will be responsible for the operational and clinical delivery of system wide care pathways and service standards delivered by the Community Paediatric Medical Service as part of integrated locality teams within the Child and Family service line.

They will ensure a safe and effective patient service is provided and under the leadership of Head of Service, Quality Governance Lead and Clinical Lead, and manage the operational, staffing, governance and financial performance associated with the designated service.

The Community Paediatric Medical Service Manager will support the Physical Health Leads in helping to translate the vision of integrated management into safe, effective, and efficient service delivery.

Using their leadership skills, they will be a visible, accessible, and professional presence, providing leadership and supervision to their direct reports.

Working with the Physical Health Leads they will participate in the development and implementation of the service line management, robust governance models and safe clinical management processes. The Community Paediatric Medical Service Manager will be a member of the Children's Community Paediatric Medical and Physical Health Leadership Teams.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by the end of 2024.

Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.

The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on the day the trust is formed. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Professional
  • Evidence of post registration development in autonomous practice/clinical skills (e.g. Masters/ACP Masters/PG Cert/PGradDip)


  • Educated to Masters' degree level (or equivalent) in relevant specialty
  • Leadership and management qualification or equivalent



  • Experience of a senior professional role in relevant clinical speciality
  • Experience of analysis and reporting of data
  • Experience of implementing complex change in a clinical setting
  • Experience of inter-agency working and system delivery
  • Experience of leading health care services within speciality
  • Experience of working in partnership with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in undertaking clinical effectiveness and improvement projects and reporting outcomes
  • Experience in influencing internal/external activities

Additional Criteria


  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, to enable communication with a wide range of stakeholders and for clinical purposes, negotiation, leadership, and influence. This includes managing highly complex communications where there may be barriers to understanding.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Complex planning and organisational skills
  • Work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability
  • Highly developed analytical skills to diagnose problems and formulate solutions
  • Evidence of practise innovation and quality improvement
  • Excellent IT skills for data management, reporting, presentation, and communication.
  • Skills to train and update staff on service developments as required.
  • Highly developed problem-solving skills including the ability to deescalate difficult situations and achieve resolution
  • Self-motivated and able to prioritise within a large and varied workload
  • Ability to manage resources this includes involvement in workforce planning and staff budgeting.
  • Ability to identify and optimise learning opportunities
  • Ability to work as part of a team and ability to command respect of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, able to organise a large and varied work programme including identifying own development needs
  • Flexible and adaptable at work to meet competing priorities
  • Able to respond and prioritise and analyse highly complex and unpredictable health presentations and ensure effective interventions are actioned
  • Able to work in unpleasant working conditions on occasions, i.e. bodily fluids.
  • Highly specialised knowledge relevant to the position.
  • Knowledge of Quality Improvement methodologies and experience of successful delivery in practice
  • Advanced knowledge of government strategies and policies relating to service and leadership role
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Working knowledge of safety and governance frameworks and standards (including confidentiality/freedom of information/Caldicott regulations/CQC essential standards)
  • Working knowledge of nursing, AHP (Allied Health Professional) and medical professional issues and developments
  • Be able to demonstrate and understanding of the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion and how they apply to staff and patients in a healthcare setting. Able to demonstrate personal commitment to challenging discrimination and promoting equalities, at an appropriate level for the post
  • Can work legally in the UK
  • Can work with children and vulnerable adults
  • Ability to travel daily for meetings across a range of sites in Southampton/Portsmouth/Hampshire.
  • Flexible around working times and commitments
  • For posts which require a professional registration, postholders hold a valid up to date registration with their professional body.
  • For posts where postholders are required to drive as part of their role they hold a valid full driving licence which enables them to drive in the UK and car insured for business use


  • Ability to lead and influence system-wide change

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Battenburg Avenue Clinic

Battenburg Avenue




Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert