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Service Manager – Breast and General Surgery

Job Reference: 412-S&C-3218Y

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Breast and General Surgery
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and motivated individual to take up the post of Service Manager for Breast and General Surgery Services at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


The successful candidate will have extensive operational, staff and financial management experience gained in an NHS setting and will need to draw upon previous experience of service planning and delivery of key performance targets.


The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times, with a desire for quality and innovation. You’ll work closely alongside the respective Clinical Lead and Surgical Matron to lead a team of dedicated multi-professionals within the Breast and General Surgery sub-division (inpatient and outpatient services) based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. General Surgery includes Colorectal, General Surgery and Upper GI). There is an out-reach model for Vascular outpatient services provided on-site by visiting surgeons from the University Hospitals of North Midlands, which the post-holder will be expected to manage.


You will be educated to first degree level or have equivalent level of experience in leading a service and you will be able to demonstrate the acquisition of business management knowledge. You will have the ability to develop and lead specific projects and manage any associated change processes. i.e. Colorectal straight to test pathway for suspected cancer referrals.


We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic, confident and highly motivated with excellent organizational and communication skills who enjoys working in an energetic, challenging, and demanding environment. This role will bring challenges and opportunity for an individual to shine in their own merit.


We will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within this role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.


If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of the Surgery and Cancer Divisional Team striving to make a difference for our patients then we want to hear from you.


To find out more and to arrange an informal visit please contact Delyth Owen, Deputy Divisional General Manager on 01270 278368 or Mark Wilde, Divisional General Manager on 01270 273922.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as we have invested in state of the art theatres, Critical Care, Emergency Department and our Childrens Wards (to name but a few). We have also invested in our people, ensuring we have the right number of the right people delivering care, fostering a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

Following an NHSI initiative to establish 29 Pathology networks across England the University Hospital of North Midlands is currently working closely with Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts to establish a Pathology network across Staffordshire and Cheshire.


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  • Appointments are subject to a 6 month probationary period
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  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact or tel. 01270 273937 to discuss

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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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