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Band 8c Senior Operations Manager

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£75,853 to £86,574 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, creative and experienced operational leader looking to work across Surgery and Associated Services. The post holder will lead teams across Barnet, Chase Farm and the Royal Free Site, ensuring safe, efficient and effective delivery of patient centred services. Strategic planning, service development and management of change programmes, driving innovation are key elements of this role. As well as working to achieve high levels of staff and patient satisfaction. The post holder would be responsible for establishing and maintaining internal controls to assure delivery of financial management whilst maintaining quality.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working with clinicians to solve complex problems.

Ensure that the services meet relevant contractual and performance requirements, including on-going assessment of future demand and capacity requirements.

Accountable for the effective performance of services, demonstrating achievements against national and local requirements.

Responsible for multiple pay and non-pay budgets

Have responsibility for the implementation of workforce management and planning across the directorate considering the needs of the local community.

Lead, manage, motivate, and develop staff to maintain the highest level of staff morale and to create a climate within the agreed portfolio of clinical services, characterised by high standards and openness.

Ensure that systems are in place within these services to enable compliance with the organisation's complaints procedure.

Monitor and update the operational policies of these services and take account of risk management needs and improve patient experience and access.

The Senior Operations manager will be responsible for supporting the Clinical Director and senior clinical leadership team for SAS. They will be instrumental in the consistent delivery of high quality, cost effective, safe clinical services.

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

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • 1st 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

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


Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane



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