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Operational and Performance Manager

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum depending on NHS experience
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Medical Specialties Team are looking for a full time enthusiastic Operational Manager to join our Specialist Medicine Directorate.

This role is crucial to the operational running of the Directorate. As such, the successful candidate must have some experience as an NHS manager and have proven experience managing patient pathways to meet key access targets. A solid understanding of the NHS is essential.

We seek an enthusiastic individual who can balance conflicting priorities and undertake project work across the Directorate. Having experience in managing administration staff, budgets and outpatient targets will be beneficial.

As a key part of the management team, you will be responsible for providing leadership across the Directorate and deputising for the Deputy General and General Managers and Matrons.

In return you will be supported to develop your skills and gain valuable senior management experience.

Base Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

Performance management (elective and acute)

Budget management

Transformation work for long-term reconfiguration of the trust

Workforce planning and management

About us

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term.

Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert

Person Specification



  • Risk management
  • Business planning


  • Working knowledge of hospital systems

Technical Skills Competencies


  • IT and keyboard skills that support the effective analysis of data and production of reports
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to influence staff while behaving confidently and assertively
  • Audit



  • Degree or equivalent/relevant 3+ years' experience in an NHS Managerial role
  • Management/leadership qualification or experience
  • Portfolio evidence of continuous personal and management development
  • Evidence of relevant post-basic training



  • Minimum of 3 years line management experience
  • Working with and delivering on challenging performance targets
  • Management of service needs within limited resources (budget management).
  • Investigating complaints and adverse incidents


  • Working in secondary NHS care
  • Performance or capability management of others

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals Dorset - All Sites

Castle Lane East



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