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Interim Divisional Director of Operations - W&C

Job Description

We are working with an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Interim Divisional Director of Operations – Women & Children’s. This role will be for 3 months and is based on site.

This is an interim role that falls under the Workforce Alliance Framework and should be expected to be remunerated between c£500 – c£595 day rate dependant on experience.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible and accountable for the delivery of all clinical and technical services within the Division;

  • Provide strategic leadership for clinical managers within the Division;

  • Holds responsibility for the strategy and policy;

  • Takes a lead role in service improvement and development, implementing change to ensure key corporate, national and local targets are achieved within agreed timescales;

  • Contributes to the service strategy and leads the local Women and Children’s Health strategies and service transformation within the Division;

  • Develops and implements long term service strategy and policies for the Division that fully reflect the direction and service needs;

  • Leads and coordinates achievement of all Divisional objectives ensuring relevance to local and national priorities;

  • Coordinates the operational management of the Division working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Directors and other key stakeholders;

  • Ensures the implementation of effective and appropriate performance management systems and processes to ensure delivery of performance targets;

  • Leads substantial programs of work, to improve services across pathways of care or for specific care groups as designated;

  • Takes responsibility for, and manages the budgets within the Division in liaison with the Chief Operating Officer, Divisional Management Team and Divisional Accountant;

  • Ensures organisational procedures are deployed across Division for control of activities against budget.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Degree educated or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrable experience working in a similar position within an Acute NHS provider setting at Band 8d or over;

  • Proven track record of leadership, managing redesign, organisational change, service activity and service reconfiguration within a large and complex organisation.

If you are interested in the role, please call me on 07834 288277 or if you would prefer, send me a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate understanding in line with the above.