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Deputy Divisional Operations Director

Job Reference: 234-18-S2293

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£59,090 - £71,243 per annum

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Surgical Division following internal promotion. Surgery is one of the largest Divisions within the Trust encompassing 10 surgical specialties, the theatre complex, critical care and Cromer Hospital. The division follows a clinical leadership model headed by a senior triumvirate comprising a Chief of Division - Doctor Tim Leary, a Divisional Nursing Director - Heather Watts and a Divisional Operations Director - Anthony Mutti. The Deputy Divisional Operations Director will work closely with the senior triumvirate and with the surgical specialties and business support partners to deliver safe, high quality and efficient services to our patients.

Key priorities include an ongoing quality improvement program, sustained delivery of access targets, financial balance and progressive workforce development. The ability to lead an operational team and ensure operational grip is in place is crucial to the division. The remit of this post includes managing elective access targets for the whole organization not just the surgical specialties so an in depth understanding and experience of RTT and Cancer performance is essential. A system wide approach is in place in Norfolk that includes lead provider status at NNUH across the STP for a number of specialties due to commence in 2019.

The Deputy Divisional Operations Director will act as Deputy for the DOD and be required to attend Divisional Boards, Trust Sub Boards and other hospital management boards. They will have responsibilities for the delivery of quality improvement initiatives, financial improvement plans and operational plans that deliver the Division’s activity plans and Trust Access standards.

In particular the successful candidate will be able to operate and think laterally at strategic and operational levels, and be able to evidence delivery within strategic level projects and operational work streams

The Deputy will act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘P.R.I.D.E.’ values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

Requirement to be part of the tactical level on-call rota for the organization and to visit off site locations.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Interview date: 28th February 2019

Open for applications: 7th February 2019

Close for applications: 17th February 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anthony Mutti - Divisional Operations Director for Surgery

Tel: 01603 288257


The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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