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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/12/2020.

Deputy Divisional Director / General Manager

Job Reference: 387-SPS-1885-IB

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Heamatology & Oncology
BHOC, Bristol
£53,168 - £73,664 per annum

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 12-month fixed term post for a Deputy Divisional Director (DDD) within the Division of Specialised Services at University Hospitals Bristol & Weston. This is a full time position managing the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC).

This Specialised Services Division employs 915 WTE staff working in Clinical and Medical Oncology, Clinical Haematology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Palliative care, Radiotherapy, Clinical Genetics, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. All these services have a specialised nature in common, offering treatment for regional, network and supra-network catchment populations.

Accountable to the Divisional Director, you will have the responsibility of ensuring the successful achievement of operational performance targets, sustaining professional and best practice standards, delivering appropriate clinical governance processes, maintaining financial balance and leading a culture of service improvement complementary to the strategic direction and corporate objectives of the Trust. The successful candidate will also be involved in the integration of services across Bristol and Weston, following the merger in 2020.

With a proven track record, strong operational background and successful leadership in an acute setting, we are looking for exceptional individuals who share our passion for excellence and will make a real and positive contribution to the health of the organisation and the communities it serves.

The DDD post is offered at an 8c level. However, we would also consider applications from suitably qualified candidates seeking 8b General Management roles, who would manage the BHOC without the additional DDD responsibilities. Please indicate which role you would like to be considered for in the ‘additional information’ section of your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Owen Ainsley-Divisional Director telephone number -0117 342 6611


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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