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General Manager Women & Children's Division

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our leadership team within Women & Children's Division at East Sussex Healthcare. This General Manager post will lead our Service Management Team and work across all our services as a truly diverse role. We are a Division with both acute and community services and we are looking for an outstanding leader to take us forward in our journey of continual improvement.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a skilled and accomplished individual with the ability to drive our vision for further improvement. You will need excellent influencing and negotiation skills, a proven track record of working closely with clinical and system colleagues with the experience of delivering to standards and deadlines. You will be an expert in RTT and access for patients as well as a background in service improvement and redesign as we are ever changing and improving. There is a close focus on finances and this will form a key part of the role so a proven track record in financial improvement will be necessary.

If you have the ambition and dedication to be part of our leadership team driving forward changes, then this is the ideal opportunity for you. You will also be able to prioritise, use your own initiative, thrive under pressure and manage difficult situations effectively. This role will require travel across East Sussex - hot site is Conquest and therefore this will be the base and majority of time expected to be there.

If you are interested in working for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and would like to have a rewarding career, we would welcome your application you will need to have excellent communication skills, the ability to manage a changing work environment and work both independently and as part of a team. You will also be expected to take part in the Senior Manager on call rota for the Trust.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available from only �30 a year.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Relevant Masters degree level qualification or proven equivalent knowledge acquired through extensive experience.
  • Evidence of substantial continuing professional and personal development, including professional management training, strategic planning and performance, people management, budget management and service development.


  • NHS or Healthcare General Manager Experience with a focus on performance and delivery.
  • Programme and/or project management qualification.



  • Extensive broad experience of working within NHS or other acute, complex healthcare organisation in senior operational managerial roles, to include managing large budgets, major staffing groups and service delivery across a range of services.
  • Minimum 3 years Service Management experience within Secondary Care


  • Experience in doctors job planning and rota organisation.
  • Experience in different Digital solutions across the NHS.



  • Knowledge of developments in the NHS with a specific understanding of the service provided.
  • Knowledge of performance targets (particularly within Secondary Care ), access and modernisation service developments and their impact on service delivery within the NHS.

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge


TN37 7RD

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