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General Manager, Microbiology

Job Reference: 358-1667341-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£52,306 to £60,983

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced General Manager at the University Hospitals Leicester, within the Microbiology Department. We are one of the largest NHS healthcare providers in England providing a range of local, regional and national services.

The Clinical Microbiology Service provides a comprehensive range of clinical and diagnostic services across the three acute sites. A full range of Bacteriology and Virology specialised and routine laboratory services are provided by the centralised laboratory at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site.

Applicants will have substantial operational management experience in a complex health care setting with an impressive track record of improvements in performance. Achievements will include a significant contribution to strategic planning and large scale strategic change.

You will be an inspiring and credible operational leader with the energy, drive and determination to successfully respond to the changing expectations and needs of the trust and the NHS at a regional and national level.

To succeed you will need to demonstrate highly developed leadership skills and the ability to create high performing teams. You should have excellent interpersonal skills, which enables you to empower and lead others to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anne Freestone, Pathology General Manager

Tel: 0116 258 6521


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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