Non Clinical - Deputy Divisional Director, Clinical Support Services

  • Department Clinical Support Services
  • Salary subject to agenda for change confirmation
  • Closing Date 10/02/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8c
  • Job ref 223-DDD-009
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term: 12 months (flexible)
  • Hours Full time/Flexible working - 37.5 hours per week (Mainly Monday - Friday; some weekend working required)

Job overview

**Please note the banding for this post is subject to Agenda for Change confirmation**

This is an exciting time to be joining Clinical Support Services as we embark on a journey of transformation within the Clinical Support Services (CSS) Division at SaTH. CSS covers Radiology, Pathology, Therapies and Pharmacy.

We are a friendly, action focussed team located at the two main sites within the Trust at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Shropshire with a strong and committed leadership team, led by Dr Steve McKew and Sheila Fryer, Divisional Medical Director and Director of Operations respectively.

The post holder will join the CSS senior leadership team playing a key role in restoring services and delivering service transformation, ensuring sustainable capacity to meet cancer and other national standards.

You will work with internal and system partners and will be a ‘people person’ utilizing your extensive collaborative and influencing skills to deliver the business as usual and support the implementation of major projects over the next 12 months.  

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as Deputy Divisional Director of Operations, CSS and as a member of the CSS leadership triumvirate, play a key role in decision making within CSS, ensuring sustainable capacity to consistently meet cancer standards including the delivery of the CDC. You will work with internal and system partners to support the implementation of these major transformation projects and provide support for these projects by creating business cases, plans and assurance as required.   

Working closely with the CSS Centres’ leadership teams, Corporate services, Executive team and STW system partners you will play a crucial role in developing the maturity and visibility of the progress of CSS transformation programmes.   

A key area of focus will be delivery of the first CDC in Telford.  We have secured funding in order to proceed and have also attracted significant investment from the West Midlands Cancer Alliance for Digital Pathology as part of the digitalisation project and also for implementation of a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

Working for our organisation

I hope you’ll agree that this is a fantastic time to be joining our team and helping shape the future success of CSS. The successful candidate will contribute to key strategic developments  for the benefit of the residents of Shropshire and Mid-Wales; they will have an innovative and persuasive approach to workforce development and recruitment of key skills needed and create the business case and project plans for approved schemes.

Applications are therefore invited from enthusiastic professionals with excellent people skills and an excellent track record of success, including sound financial and business achievement. You will be creatively self-motivated, proactive and comfortable with managing complex problems.  We’d love to meet you; come and talk to us.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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