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Sector Manager

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 per annum inc. Outer HCAS
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to manage a well-established addictions team in Hillingdon on an permanent basis .

We offer treatment pathways to help people to overcome drug and alcohol dependency and rebuild lives by providing arrange of high-quality bespoke treatment and recovery options.

We are looking for an experienced Sector Manager who will oversee the CNWL contract, leading on delivery of KPI's within a defined financial envelope and lead on clinical service delivery .

Working hours are 09:00m to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week) with some need for flexibility.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

The Band 8a Sector Manager have the overall responsibility for the operational, performance and financial management functions of the services in a sector. The sector manager will be responsible to ensure effective and efficient resource utilisation the delivery of evidence-based Service User care and that services are safe for people who use them, their families, friends and carers.

The Sector Manager will have an oversight of clinical service provision including leadership of non-medical prescribing as such the role is suitable for an experience nurse with an NMP (V300) qualification.

The Band 8a Sector manager is expected to lead in the management of teams and ensure the performance and quality of the services we provide by:
  • keeping the people who use our services as safe and they are of high quality by monitoring and maintaining quality standards.

We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care. The Band 8a Sector Manager is responsible for ensuring that the sector works effectively by being an effective leader to ensure that all staff are working to the standards which the people using our services deserve.

About us

Central and North West London NHS Trust expects all Band 8a Sector Managers to act in a way which shows you understand our core values and are willing to put them into practice with Service Users, their friends family and carers and also other staff members.

As a Band 8a Sector Manager we expect you to show COMPASSION, lead in the management of a caring and kind environment and recognise that what you do and say helps can make the lives of others better.

We expect you to RESPECT everyone and acknowledge and welcome people's differences rather than ignore them or see them as problematic.

We expect you to EMPOWER others in the way that you lead and manage the team and continually try to provide information, resources and support to help others make their own decisions and meet their own needs.

We expect you to work in PARTNERSHIP with all stakeholders, including staff and Service Users, and behave in a way that shows that you recognise that commissioners and users of our services are the people who generate and pay for our work.

As a Band 8a Sector Manager we expect you to role model these values and to be responsible for ensuring that they are embedded in the practice of the team.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Band 8 Sector Manager is responsible for ensuring the provision of safe and reliable services by:
  • Ensuring that there are risk assessment processes and that staff are adhering to these, to keep the people using our services as safe as possible.
  • Ensuring that there are systems in place for Safeguarding people and that staff are supported in recognising and responding when an adult or child might be at risk from abuse and are able to escalate concerns when necessary.
  • Addressing safety concerns and by doing so acting as effective advocates for those who use our services.
  • Supervising systems are in places.
  • Ensure that the team has mechanisms in place for reflecting on everyday practice to identify areas where improvements in safety or quality can be made.
  • Working with others to create a culture of continuous improvement
  • Ensure that the services maintain compliance with their mandatory training requirements.

Person Specification



  • oRelevant experience of managing a multi-disciplinary staff team, including line management, supervision responsibility and operational management of services
  • oRelevant experience working in Substance Misuse
  • oExperience of working in partnership with a range of partner agencies in health and social care
  • oExperience of involving service users in care planning and/or service development
  • oExperience of re-provisioning services and managing staff through change
  • oExperience managing budgets
  • oExperience writing reports


  • Mental health experience
  • Experience in doing research and evaluation within own service

Qualifications & Education


  • RMN/RGN/ equivalent
  • BSc in Substance Misuse (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of Post Qualification training and/or development.
  • Relevant Management Qualification


  • MSc in Substance Misuse
  • NMP V300



  • oKnowledge of clinical governance issues
  • oKnowledge of clinical audit

Skills and Abilities


  • oDemonstrable ability to manage a service in line with budgets, making cost savings as necessary
  • oDemonstrable ability to performance manage services to meet KPIs and performance targets
  • oAn ability to make effective decisions under pressure, and manage high-risk situations.
  • oAn ability to define work for others, and prioritise and delegate appropriately.
  • oDemonstrate clear leadership skills within a multi-disciplinary team framework
  • oSound interpersonal skills and ability to lead and manage the team in partnership with the Consultant and other senior professionals
  • oAn ability to provide professional guidance to all disciplines.
  • oAbility to treat service users with respect and dignity and to adopt a holistic and culturally sensitive approach
  • oComputer literacy and ability to present management information clearly
  • oAbility to understand and implement the equal Opportunities policies/strategies at a level appropriate to the job.

Personal qualities


  • oCommitment to improving access to services for all sections of the community

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Old Bank House

64 High Street



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