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Directorate General Manager

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£71,473 to £82,355 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Full Time
This post is fixed term/secondment for 12 months to meet the needs of the service. If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two experienced operational leaders to join the Hospital Management Team as the Directorate General Managers at Glan Clwyd Hospital. This is an exciting time to be joining the team, playing a key role in strategic, operational and performance management, service quality and planning, resource use and modernisation in the Site with the particular requirement to deliver waiting time Targets.

The Directorate General Manager is a key member of the Hospital Management Team and as such will participate in and contribute to the corporate planning and performance management arrangements of the Hospital Site by leading on their operational area of work. There is particular emphasis on improving patient care, experience and service standards and increasing efficiency. To facilitate this there is a need to working closely with the Area structures to manage the interface between primary, community and secondary care.

Main duties of the job

The Directorate General Manager is responsible for strategic, operational and performance management, service quality and planning, resource use and modernisation in the Site with the particular requirement to deliver waiting time Targets. This will require well developed extensive knowledge and experience across a diverse range of managerial and clinical areas including estates, human resources, finance, governance, clinical/other service delivery.

The Directorate General Manager will operate with significant autonomy and is responsible for the identification and translation of health service policy and strategy, embedding this within a performance management framework for the Hospital. The Directorate General Manager will manage staff on the Site in relation to the delivery of operational, financial, performance and activity targets.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Post Graduate Degree in relevant subject
  • Evidence of ongoing Professional/Managerial Development
  • Managerial Qualification
  • Professional / Managerial development in relevant area to masters equivalent


  • Masters in management or equivalent.



  • Project management experience
  • Experience of implementing innovations and managing change within clinical environments - multi site
  • Substantial experience of operating effectively at a senior level within the organisation.
  • Experience of clinical audit and implementation of actions
  • Experience of multi professional working at a senior level / working effectively with other stakeholders
  • Substantial budget management service
  • Operational management experience


  • Experience in unscheduled care and scheduled care
  • Site Management (minimum 8a)

Aptitude and Abilities


  • The post holder will be highly skilled at communicating orally and in writing at all levels.
  • Ability to think laterally, prioritise effectively, analyse and solve complex problems.
  • A high level of people management/interpersonal skills is essential.
  • Proficient in conflict resolution
  • Skilled and experienced in successfully managing and achieving change
  • Evidence of knowledge of key determinants of health and modernisation of services to achieve improvements
  • Budget setting and budgetary control


  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of NHS issues, for example clinical governance, quality measures, Investors in People and audit



  • A team builder with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Should lead by example, setting a standard to which staff aspire and are motivated to achieve.
  • Must demonstrate the Health Board Values

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Glan Clwyd Hospital

Sarn Lane


LL18 5UJ

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