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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/12/2021.

Service Manager - General Surgery & Bariatrics

Job Reference: 418-SM0199-VR

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Service Manager
Luton, Luton
£40,057 - £45,839 pa

It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of a Service Manager for General Surgery and Bariatric Services at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, part of Bedfordshire NHS Trust, as the current post holder being offered a promotion within the Trust.

The Service Manager Role is fast paced and challenging, that will require a high attention to detail as well as being able to work under pressure.

The post holder will work alongside the General Manager, Clinical Directors, Departmental Leads and Head of Nursing to deliver national and local strategic and operational service objectives and standards. The Service Manager is responsible for working to ensure the delivery of key quality, performance and service improvements within the Clinical Service Lines across elective and non-elective care. This will include line management of staff across a number of staff groups.

This is an exciting time for clinical service lines at Bedfordshire NHS Trust following the merger of Bedford Hospital and Luton and Dunstable Hospital in April 2020. As Service Manager, the post holder will also be involved in the development and delivery of the Integration Strategy for General Surgery and Bariatric Services.

The successful candidate will need to be compassionate, resilient and self-motivated. This includes a positive approach to team working and have excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills. The ability to work flexibly with cross site working, producing high quality work to timelines whilst managing multiple conflicting priorities is essential.

If you are an excellent communicator, passionate about providing high quality care and you thrive in a complex and fast-paced environment we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact; David Cox, General Manager for General Surgery and Gastroenterology Services via e-mail or direct phone on; 07739 230294


Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

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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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