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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/07/2020.

Clinical Operations Manager

Job Reference: 195-20-133-ALE

South Central Ambulance Service
Oxford City
£45,753 - £51,668 PR PA

Are you:

  • A motivated leader looking to take the next step into NHS senior management?

  • Looking for a challenge?

  • Demonstrate strong leadership behaviours?

  • Comfortable leading and working within a high performance team?

  • Able to develop a strong culture with high engagement?


If so… then the role of Clinical Operations Manager may be for you. We have an exciting opportunity on a permanent basis covering the Oxfordshire area – This is a key leadership role in managing the local Urgent & Emergency service delivery.


You will support the Head of Operations in Oxfordshire and Director of Operations in the realisation of the Trust’s Strategies, Vision and Values, supporting the delivery of high quality patient focussed care, in a safe and sustainable way, within the locality.


The Clinical Operations Manager will, under the direction of the Head of Operations, be responsible for the management of the Team Leaders to provide management, leadership and direction for the locality, ensuring resources are used efficiently and effectively in response to service delivery needs, and to ensure the service achieves the national standards and quality requirements, and other key performance indicators agreed locally with service commissioners and system partners, working collaboratively with local with health and social care partners, agreeing and delivering services that meet local needs.


The successful post holder will have:


  • Relevant operational management experience in an operational function.

  • Experience of managing change programmes within their area or expertise.

  • Experience of operational planning, objective setting and performance management.

  • Experience of working with stakeholders across multi-disciplinary teams within the healthcare economy including formal presentations as and when required.

  • Budget management experience.

  • Demonstrable experience of working with data and business intelligence systems, being able to convert the information into actions adapted to the audience being engaged.


This role will require working with the leadership team to build capability and capacity across the team. Commitment to your own ongoing personal and professional development is essential and should be demonstrated in your application.


To organise an informal discussion about the post, please contact


Please see the job description and person specification for further details. (Note: you will need to meet the essential criteria as a minimum in order for your application to be shortlisted).

Shortlisting will take place on the 6th July 2020

Interviews on the 15th and 17th July 2020

Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets) Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please look out for e-mails from us relating to your application.

We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits:

  • Starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum, pro rata, plus bank holidays;
  • USH is paid in line with section 2;
  • All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST);
  • We operate from a comprehensive set of policies;
  • We operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience;
  • We work in partnership with our trade unions;
  • Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview;
  • As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required;
  • South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy. We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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