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Deputy Divisional Operational Director - Band 8C

Job Reference: 339-ALS0136A

North Bristol NHS Trust
Theatres, Anaesthetics and ICU
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£59,090 - £71,243 per ann

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Anaesthesia, Surgery, Critical Care and Renal Division at North Bristol NHS Trust would like to invite applications for the Deputy Divisional Operations Director. ASCR is a highly ambition division which has seen significant change over the last 5-7 years. In this time it has built on a successful history of being the regional centre for Plastics, Burns, Renal Medicine including transplants and a significant General Surgery service. The division now also hosts the some of the country's largest centres for Vascular, Breast and Urology. To deliver these service and support the organisation overall, the division also hosts 31 theatres, a 46 bedded ICU unit and over 150 ward beds.

The division has a strong history of innovation and service development that has led it to developing award winning cancer pathways and innovative new services such as a surgical hospital at home service. To deliver all of this ASCR operate a clinically led model which is demonstrated by a triumvirate senior leadership team within the divisional leadership and within each speciality. The division supports 1,600 wte and 180 consultants. It has a budget £110m and an income of £140m.

The role of the Deputy Divisional Operations Director is a new role in the division and will, in conjunction with the Divisional Operations Director, provide operational and managerial leadership to the division. The role will deputise for the Divisional Operations Director and ensure there is adequate and appropriate management support within the division. This will involve support to the overall division through divisional wide responsibilities including, development on the divisional annual business plan, long term workforce strategy in conjunction with clinical teams, and ensuring consistent delivery of the productivity targets. Additionally the role will also manage a group of defined specialities within the division to include the services of Critical Care, Anaesthetisa and Private Practice team. The role will also provide line management support to the Assistant General Manager for Theatres, Medirooms and Pre-op Assessment. The post holder will also lead for the performance monitoring including a specific focus on areas requiring operational and performance improvement. This will include the development of the divisions monthly Divisional Performance Review submission.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is currently managing some specialities but wants to taking the next step in divisional management. Equally the successful candidate will want to operate in an fast paced but exciting environment, who will have an ability to effect real change as the trust continues its journey to excellence.



For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would be interested in discussing this post further, then please contact Niall Prosser, Divisional Operations Director via


Tel: 011741 40910

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

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