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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/08/2021.

Podiatry Operational Service Manager

Job Reference: 415-J21-385

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

Are you looking for a change in lifestyle and would like to move to a fantastic part of the South West?

We are looking to recruit a Band 7 service manager to work alongside our Podiatry Clinical Professional lead to provide high-quality, cost-effective patient care at our busy Podiatry service based in Barnstaple North Devon.

We are looking for applicants who display strong leadership qualities and are able to act as a role-model to staff across the service. The successful applicant will be highly motivated, with excellent communication and organisational skills, and experience of managing a demanding workload.

Proven IT skills and experience of managing a staff team including recruitment, training and supervision processes is essential. Experience of working in the NHS as a manager is desirable.

The post holder will be responsible for managing the podiatry administrative team and administrative function working as part of the Specialist Services divisional management team. It is essential that the post holder has a recognised qualification and experience in operational management as they will be responsible with the Clinical Professional Lead for the overall performance of the service,

This post is mainly based in Barnstaple; however the post-holder may be required to work across North Devon. They also need to work their hours flexibly Monday - Friday according to service needs.

This post is for 22.5 hours per week.

For more information about our service, please contact Rebecca Brown/Lyndon White Podiatry Leads (; 01271 341507 or Sue Smith Senior Manager Specialist Services (

This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the JD required in the future.

Closing Date: 5th August 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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