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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/06/2021.

Deputy Operational Manager

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-CC2683

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
TCCA Directorate
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
£45,753 to £51,668 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.


Deputy Operations Manager – Surgery, Transplant and Anaesthetics

Band – 8a - £45,753 - £51,668

Hours - Full time - 37.5 per week

This is an exciting, responsible and demanding role. The Deputy Operations Manager will be responsible for the day to day operational management of surgery including Theatres, Transplant and Critical Care, and will be a key player in supporting the delivery of high quality care for our patients, and will oversee all regulatory standards and operational performance targets.

Supported by the Operations Manager and two Service Managers and working in conjunction with the Clinical Director and the Surgical, Theatres and Critical Care Matrons, the Deputy Operations Manager will be responsible for the performance of the Transplant Directorate.

If you are passionate about the value that good leadership can add to an organisation, then this is the role for you. You will be resilient, confident and creative in your approach to problem solving and will have the ability to see the bigger picture. It is essential that you are a team player, have excellent people and leadership skills and can work with and influence at every level.

The role demands excellent prioritisation skills, problem-solving abilities and a collaborative approach. You will have experience in management/leadership with an eye for detail and excellent interpersonal skills with proven experience of working operationally in an NHS environment.

You will need to be resilient, flexible to changing daily priorities and remain calm under pressure. In return you will receive an excellent support network, training opportunities and a real chance to excel within a highly motivated team.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to broaden their leadership and management skills in a high profile role within one of the leading Tertiary Centres in the UK

The role will be based at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus but a requirement to be able to work at Royal Papworth House, Huntingdon. This role will include some out of hours and weekend working.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Grace Boda Operational Manager , alternatively please contact Caroline Jones phone: 01223 639334.

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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