Operational Service Manager

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
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Southport and Ormskirk
Southport and Ormskirk
22/07/2018 23:59
Interview date

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Operational Services Manager 

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Paediatric CBU
ODGH but some cross site working required

Band 6
Working Pattern: Monday to Friday

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

The Operational Services Manager plays a crucial role within the Directorate, working closely with the Directorate Manager to ensure efficient and effective operational management for each of the Directorate Services and to support the Directorate’s strategic agenda.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring national and local targets are delivered, the quality of care is of the highest standard and resources within the Directorate are managed efficiently and effectively. The successful applicant will gain exposure to a wide range of issues at both an operational and strategic level. This will include leading on key projects to support the delivery of the Directorate’s objectives. This is an excellent career development opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual.

Paediatric services are based at Ormskirk District General Hospital in a newly built Paediatric Department. The Department comprises a dedicated Children's Accident & Emergency Department with an Assessment Bay, in-patient ward and a day case unit including facilities for adolescent, and a designated modern Paediatric Outpatient Department at Ormskirk Hospital, delivering a range of general and specialty clinics.

We are looking for someone with experience of working in an operational role successfully dealing with conflicting priorities.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will have the ability to forge and maintain good working relationships with colleagues. The ability to manage a very busy workload is essential, as is the ability to quickly find solutions and to identify and focus on critical issues when decision making.

Advert date: 10th July 2018

Closing date: 22nd July 2018

Shortlisting date: 23rd July 2018

Interview date: 26th July 2018


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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion please contact:
Michell Woodburn, Directorate Manager, Women's & Childrens 01695 656290