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Specialty Manager - Band 8a

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 Per annum (pro rata) inc HCAS
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This Specialty Manager post is a key position within the Division's management structure, responsible for providing day-to-day operational management and support, in addition to leading jointly with clinical leads a large amount of service transformation and networked working with other local district general and teaching hospitals.

The Specialty Manager for acute medicine is jointly responsible with the Clinical Director and Matron for the effective strategic and operational management of the Strategic Business Unit's (SBU), ensuring the delivery of high quality patient services

Main duties of the job

The Specialty Manager with the Clinical Director and Matron will provide overall leadership and direction to acute medicine.

The post-holder will co-ordinate the activities of the medical SBU (alongside the managers and matrons of the other medicine departments), as well as working with allied health professional teams that support medical patients, thereby ensuring seamless clinical services are provided to patients.

The Specialty Manager will develop and manage the activity plans for the SBU ensuring that service pathways and capacity and demand analysis is understood to ensure the delivery of outstanding services. This will include playing a key role in identifying opportunities for clinical innovation and modernisation, the delivery of all operational performance targets, financial management, bed utilisation and management. Continually improving the quality of services to patients and redesigning services to meet best practice standards, improving efficiency and effectiveness and available resources.

The post-holder will be responsible for securing the commitment of all staff in the SBU to organisational change and continuous improvement.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented operational manager to join the Division of Access and Medicine as a Specialty Manager for Urgent & Emergency Care, and Aging & Health SBUs.

Joining us at this critical time, youll be fundamental to managing the day to day operations of both Urgent & Emergency Care, and Aging & Health SBUs, focusing on patient flow and SEDC services in addition to working on specific projects. This role will work in close liaison with the Head of Services, Clinical Directors and Matrons, and is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to ensure services continue to improve and develop. Leading and managing a complex set of priorities, your leadership skills and innovative approach to change management will ensure the Division continues to succeed.

We are looking for someone who has had some previous operational management responsibility, who can work in a rapidly changing environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required as well as the ability to influence and motivate at all levels. Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required to support you in understanding and delivering the required performance and previous development of business cases would be advantageous. This post will lead and manage key areas including complaints, governance, risk, and redesign projects across the whole division and will deputise for the Head of Service as required.

In return the team will provide a supportive environment in which to work that has a strong team ethic and collective desire to deliver excellent standards of care to patients.

If you are looking for an interesting challenge, working in an extremely busy and friendly environment this could be the role for you.

For a conversation regarding the role and the opportunities that this role could offer you please contact Nicci Millard, Head of Service for Medicine Urgent and Emergency Care and Acute Medicine at

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification


  • Diploma or health care related post grad degree



  • Service quality and quality management
  • Current changes and developments within the NHS
  • Change management theory


  • Payment by Results system

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital

Egerton Road



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