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Director of Operations

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£99,891 to £114,949 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Full Time
Here at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, we are seeking applications for the position of Director of Operations. This is a Band 9 role, on a 6 month contract which we are happy to offer on a secondment basis if suitable. Reporting directly to our Chief Operating Officer, Rae Wheatcroft, this is a vital role with responsibility for the leadership and management of all clinical operations including the line management of our five Divisional Directors of Operations, and the development of sustainable, high performing services to deliver both local and national standards.

Interviews for this role will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th July 2024 at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint an experienced NHS leader with operational management experience who can help us on continue our journey of service and patient care improvements. You will possess a strong track record of leading services and staff to provide world class clinical services, and developing innovative ways of working across professions and boundaries.

About us

This is a truly exciting time for the Trust as we have recently launched our new strategy for 2024 - 2029. We are also at the forefront of true partnership working with colleagues in primary care, social care, and the third sector across Bolton evidenced by the Bolton Integrated Care Partnership. You will play an integral role in moving all this work forward.

We are committed to your development and we will ensure you are supported to be the best you can be in this role, and in your career going forward.

So, if you are someone with the skills and abilities, and drive to develop our services for the benefit of our patients, and have the inclusive leadership style to develop our people and teams, then our organisation is the place for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be an integral member of the Chief Operating Officers team, ensuring high quality, safe, service delivery together with planning for on-site developments and assisting in the business planning process. You will deputise for the Chief Operating Officer across the full range of COO duties working closely with the Divisional teams to ensure the safe and effective day to day operations of the organisation are maintained.

As Director of Operations you will be responsible for the following functions:

Daily operational oversight of the hospital site.

Delivery of key operational standards, in conjunction with the Chief Operating Officer across all Trust sites.

Establish and maintain essential working with partnerships with our Local Authority, VCSE, CCG, NHSE, and NWAS colleagues

Responsible for ensuring the COO receives appropriate assurance on the delivery of operational performance.

Work with the wider Executive Team to support the implementation of a range of policies and procedures relating to all service areas

Person Specification



  • Broad experience across healthcare delivery at a senior level
  • Masters level or equivalent
  • Able to broad scan across a wide portfolio



  • System leadership skills and competence

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bolton Hospital and Hybrid

Minerva Road



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