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Job Details: Divisional Service Manager – Surgery

  • Specialism:
  • Operational Management
  • Sector:
  • NHS
  • Salary:
  • Band 8b agency capped
  • Job Type:
  • Interim
  • Location:
  • North West
  • Reference:
  • DL18612

A large NHS organisation based in the North West is looking to appoint an interim Service Manager for Surgery, likely to be for an initial period of 3 months. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements service strategy and policies for managed areas that fully reflect the direction and service needs of the Trust, in line with corporate strategies of stakeholders and linking directly to relevant legislation as well as national and local healthcare guidance and initiatives;  
  • Responsible for the interpretation and implementation of broad policies and NHS guidance, contributes to corporate policies and strategy and develops services locally in line with them; 
  • Lead and coordinates  service  objectives  ensuring  relevance  to  local and  national priorities;
  • Plays a key role in service planning for departments, develops and implements long term strategic plans for continued development of services; 
  • Coordinates operational management of departments working closely with Clinical Director, departmental heads, other service managers and divisional management team; 
  • Plans and implements strategy  for operational management so as   to meet organisational performance plans within agreed budgets and timescales; 
  • Provides leadership and direction for departmental managers within division,  ensuring clear communication of policy, business objectives and agreed targets; 
  • Leads services on the performance management agenda. Develops and introduces strategies and process changes to ensure recurrent achievement of activity at target levels; This includes liaison with clinicians to influence working practices to achieve the necessary changes.

A successful candidate will have: 

  • Minimum  of 3 years proven experience in working in an NHS environment; 
  • Considerable understanding experience   of managing complex services, including exposure to solving a range of operational and strategic problems; 
  • Track record  of delivering against set objectives and achieving key organisational targets, demonstrating continuous  performance
  • Improvement; 
  • Must have knowledge of scheduling processes, job planning and patient tracking lists.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 or email 

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