Head of Operations

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£67,064 to £77,274 a year pa
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Senior Manager
Eating Disorders
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Senior Leader with experience in operational management to join our Care Service Leadership Team. The Head of Operations is part of a team of senior Managers and Clinical Leaders working collectively across the Care Services directorate to ensure that high quality care is consistently delivered in all our clinical services.

Working autonomously in our Services, they play a vital role working in close partnership with a Clinical Lead for the Services they manage; enabling staff and building effective relationships with stakeholders and commissioners - developing services to meet the needs of the population we serve.

Main duties of the job

In line with Trust values and strategy, the Head of Operations key accountability is the planning, organising and deployment of resources to deliver high quality care in their Service portfolio; accountable for ensuring that high standards of care are provided in line with requirements, regulations and good practice and that contractual requirements are delivered consistently within the funding available.

The postholder will provide highly expert levels of support and leadership to direct reports, ensuring that effective management, improvement and governance and performance systems are in place demonstrating positive leadership through their behavior and role modelling.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team bankstaffingdepartment.lypft@nhs.net

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will be required to develop, maintain and manage effective relationships with a range of stakeholders internally and externally, across all disciplines and including service users, carers, partner agencies and organisations. The post holder will need to be visible to front line staff and be an enabling and supportive senior leader and positive role model. They will always work within the Trust behaviour framework and make decisions and act in line with Trust values. They will communicate and interact widely and represent the Trust externally across all our networks and touchpoints.

Person Specification
  • Member of a recognised professional body and hold a current, relevant professional qualification & registration (e.g. RMN, RNLD, DipOT/BScOT,DipSW) or relevant training and significant experience in health service operational management
  • Recognised senior management training in leadership policy or strategy or experience. Post graduate learning to Masters level or equivalent

Skills / Experience
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Experience of leading a health service.
  • Experience of managing clinical projects

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