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Business Manager

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a strong desire to improve performance and services? Are you able to meet performance standards whilst working under pressure,independently and make autonomous decisions? If you have an interest in developing your leadership skills, welcoming service development andinnovation then we are very interested in hearing from you.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Surgery, Gastroenterology and Anaesthetics division as a Business Manager. In this varied andinteresting role, you will work closely with our Clinical and Operational Managers to provide business support and take forward the electiverecovery programme. This will be a great opportunity to work alongside the clinical services to transform patient pathways and servicessupporting the Trust ambitions. You will be instrumental in supporting our patients with high quality and cost effective care and support thedivision in achieving our financial standards. NHS experience is desirable but not essential, however a can do attitude and commercially focusedapproach is key for this role.

This post will be worked across Colchester and Ipswich hospital sites with the opportunity for some home working.

Secondment opportunity will be considered

Main duties of the job

Working directly to the Associate Director of Operations, you will use and apply your business knowledge and skills to support the seniormanagement teams across the organisation. You will work closely with the clinical delivery groups and other support services such as BusinessInformatics, HR and Workforce, Finance to take forward the agreed business plans. This role will also develop financial opportunities to transformand improve patient experience.

This role requires good analytical and problem solving skills with an ability to analyse highly complex data/information and make judgements/drawconclusions, including ability to respond to unexpected demands. For an outstanding candidate we would consider a developmental post.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Proven experience of working in a management/leadership role
  • Identifying and interpreting national policy and implementing required changes
  • Leading service changes to improve performance
  • Experience of managing , leading and motivating a team
  • Business case development and annual planning, longer term planning



  • Educated to masters level or equivalent experience
  • Management/leadership qualification or equivalent experience at post graduate level


  • Project Management Qualification



  • Financial procedures including budget setting and working knowledge of financial processes
  • Business planning /annual planning/long term planning
  • In depth understanding of change management
  • Good understanding of the current NHS agenda and healthcare policy


  • NHS IT systems



  • Good analytical and problem solving skills - ability to analyse highly complex data/information and make judgements/draw conclusions - including ability to respond to unexpected demands
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal - able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive information and use persuasion, influencing and negotiation with individuals and groups including stakeholders
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and direct the work others and adjust plans as required both in the short and long term
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to improve performance and service

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester and Ipswich

Colchester and Ipswich



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