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Associate Director of Operations

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Site is dependant on allocated role
£70,417 to £81,138 Per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Revamping delivery services and implementing a care unit structure using a triumvirate leadership approach has created the opportunity for two Associate Director of Operations roles.

Our aim is to grow our leadership with a focus on making a difference to the communities we serve by delivering the highest quality physical and mental health care to our patients, and by tackling inequalities in outcomes, experience, and access.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

Reporting directly to the Care Unit Directors, these roles offer the opportunity to influence, inspire, innovate, and enthuse at every layer of the organisation with clear expectations to lead the operational management of the Care Unit.

We seek credible leaders who can lead with compassion and clarity, creating a culture of learning, improvement, engagement, and belonging. Candidates should have experience at Senior operational level with a proven track record of driving performance, service re-design and budget and people management.

The post holder is a key member of the Care Unit Leadership and will contribute to the development and delivery of Trust strategy, business and service plans and objectives. In addition to, building and maintaining effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, (including service users/carers), and strategic partners. They will lead and manage a number of Service Units and deputise for the Deputy Care Group Director as and when required and necessary.

The available posts are:

Associate Director Operations - Mental Health Inpatient and Crisis Care Unit


Associate Director Operations - Community Health Urgent Care Unit

Please indicate the post you are applying for at the top of your supporting information.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the Job Description and Person Specification where you can find the main responsibilities and requirements of these roles.

Person Specification



  • Managerial or professional knowledge acquired through Masters degree, supplemented by specialist training to doctorate or equivalent level, management qualification or equivalent experience .
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development, particularly in leadership and/or strategy.


  • Recognised leadership qualification



  • Significant and senior level experience of NHS, social care, local authorities and more broadly across the government, private and voluntary sector providers.
  • Demonstrable track record of achievement in leading and implementing change in a large-scale complex organisation.
  • Highly developed analytical, political and judgment skills alongside excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills.
  • A working knowledge and understanding of present health policy in relation to services provided by the Trust and expectations of stakeholders.
  • Significant experience of service transformation, care pathways and new models of care.
  • Experience of involving service users and carers in service redesign and improvement.
  • Significant experience of managing and motivating diverse and multi-professional teams, transforming cultures.
  • Experience of negotiating contracts.
  • Experience of working in partnership with other NHS Trusts / primary care services / voluntary sector.
  • Experience in the management of large budgets
  • Significant experience and strategic thinking and planning skills required



  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Site is dependant on allocated role

Site is dependant on allocated role


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