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Band 8c Senior Operations Manager (RF Site - Medical Specialties)

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£78,163 to £88,884 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an ambitious and talented leader with a track record of developing services and building great teams. This post is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring Divisional Director of Operations to support operational delivery and performance with a wider responsibility within a Divisional Leadership Team. You will support the strategic direction of Medical Specialities and work across organisational boundaries to deliver excellent patient care. You will be an engaging leader with a flexible style who can engage and motivate staff across a wide portfolio of areas and have an understanding of what it takes to run a successful management team. In return this post offers close working with, and support from, the Divisional Leadership Team and the peer Divisional Leadership Teams along with ample opportunity to contribute to or lead large scale transformation projects. The role is for one year fixed term providing cover for the post holders secondment to a senior transformation project role within the Royal Free group.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

The Senior Operations Manager will have operational responsibility for the Division to ensure that all operational performance targets including waiting lists, finance, workforce and service improvement targets are achieved. The post holder will actively contribute to service integration and to the development of services in the Division and where appropriate the wider health and social care system.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Full details of the job and responsibilities of this role are in the job description. The role is to support the Divisional Leadership Team and the Divisional General.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • 1 st degree or equivalent
  • Management qualification
  • Evidence of continuing personal development


  • Post graduate qualification



  • Substantial senior management experience, in the NHS or equivalent
  • Evidence of leading and managing change within a complex environment
  • Strategic planning and project management
  • Managing large and complex budgets
  • Managing a cross-site, complex function



  • Ability to work under pressure and flexibly in a dynamic environment
  • Diplomatic style
  • Attention to detail

Skills and Knowledge


  • Leadership of a multidisciplinary team and delivering to deadlines and within resources.
  • Significant acute operational management experience in a complex healthcare organisation
  • Management of staff
  • Effective communication skills
  • Service planning and project management
  • Broad understanding of the NHS and key policy issues which effect performance
  • Significant complex budgetary management
  • Demonstrates excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to achieve effective team working within the division and across divisions
  • Numerate, IT literate, analytical and able to use business intelligence effectively. Demonstrate advanced influencing and negotiation skills


  • Aptitude to engage in constructive collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to achieve success through partnership

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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