The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is delighted to be able to offer a a permanent opportunity for the role of General Manager for Children’s Specialised Services. This is a full-time 8b role based in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
This role includes a range of clinical specialties including Paediatric Cardiac Services, Neurosciences, Intensive care & high dependency services. The hospital’s annual budget is around £35 million, with over 500 staff in post.
This is a challenging and interesting role and we are looking for an exceptional individual, who wants to consolidate their skills and experience. Key requirements for the role are: excellent interpersonal skills; significant experience of NHS operational management; a good understanding of the broader NHS system and political environment; service improvement and change management experience and a passion for high quality, compassionate care.
The successful candidate will be organised, self-motivated and resilient. He/she will need to have excellent understanding of performance management and significant experience of delivering objectives in a challenging health care environment. In return, the candidate will have the opportunity to gain meaningful experience, autonomy and personal development in a rewarding hospital environment.
Main duties of the job
- Work closely with clinicians in order to achieve optimal decisions for overall patient care.
- Ensure the highest possible quality of patient care through the development of effective teamwork and the empowerment of the Lead Clinicians & Senior Nurse/Matrons
- Maintain and develop communication networks with key stakeholders including a variety of clinical users of the service, patients, carers, charities and voluntary organisations.
- Ensure adequate demand and capacity modelling is carried out in order to deliver sustainable services.
- Develop business plans and contribute to the Divisional business planning process.
- Participate in the planning and management of capital projects, both major and minor.
- Work with Specialised Commissioning & Clinical Commissioning Group for Children’s Services to plan, develop and provide joint services with other Trusts and partners across the South West to maximise service effectiveness and efficiency.
- Work with teams to ensure there is a clear strategic direction for the clinical service that is both owned by all staff groups and consistent with the overall aims of the region.
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge
25 April 2023
Agenda for change
£53,169 to £62,001 a day pa pro rata
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Upper Maudlin Street
For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.
Knowledge and Experience
- Performance Management experience, including delivery of access targets
- People Management experience, including management of multi-disciplinary teams/specialty teams
- Financial management experience, including demonstrable delivery of challenging cost improvement schemes
- Significant operational management and strategic planning experience
- Experience of working with regional commissioners and the commissioning processes
- Experience of leading transformation and service improvement projects.
Skills and Abilities
- Effective communication skill with a range of different staff groups and at all levels of seniority
- Knowledge of Clinical Services Management
- Able to meet challenging goals
- Able to coach and develop others
- Knowledge of service improvement techniques
- Influencing and negotiating skills
- Strong organisation skills
- Ability to quickly establish working relationships
- Computer literacy, including use of Word and excel
- Ability to empower others
- Ability to analyse complex issues and recommend actions to resolve these
- Project management skills
Qualifications and Training
- Graduate level Education or Professional Qualification
- Evidence of strong commitment to continuing personal development
- Postgraduate Qualification or equivalent further study or experience in management or a health care related field –
- Project Management Qualification PRINCE II)
- Political awareness
- Credible with staff at all levels
- Confident and Approachable style
- Committed to the NHS
- Able to work as part of a team
- Ability to work under pressure to meet short and challenging
- Flexible Approach
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Open and honest –
- Ability and willingness to travel
Certificate of Sponsorship
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From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .