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Directorate Manager

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

QEH King’s Lynn NHS FT

Directorate Manager, Cancer & Clinical Services

Band 8b

King’s Lynn

Exciting opportunity to join a Foundation Trust with strong leadership and caring staff on a trajectory of successful improvement

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS FT successfully moved out of Special Measures in July 2015 and is ambitious to become an outstanding Trust through the ‘Aiming for Excellence’ transformation programme. The CQC commended our strong new leadership, our compassionate staff and the level of improvement across a number of our services, including our Emergency Department, Medicine and Surgery.

We employ over 2,500 staff and we are one of the 12 most efficient hospital Trusts in England in terms of value for money and managing our operational costs. Our staff voted us the number one Trust in the country for staff motivation at work in an independent survey conducted by the Care Quality Commission.

However, our goal is to achieve excellence in all aspects of patient care and experience and you’ll join at an exciting stage of our development. We know what needs doing and we are increasing the pace of improvement.

We are now seeking a new Directorate Manager to lead our Cancer & Clinical Services Directorate. Reporting to the Divisional Director, you’ll lead a directorate with 400 staff and a budget of over £20m.

Treatment of cancer patients is amongst the best in the country, with our innovative Macmillan Centre provides palliative care for patients with cancer and other chronic illnesses. In addition we have a nationally recognised Radiology Department that is one of only five units to have achieved the Imaging Standards Accreditation Scheme status.

This is a really good opportunity for a talented and aspiring general manager who wants to prepare themselves for further promotion. As a smaller Trust, our managers have broader roles and increased visibility than some of their peers in larger organisations and as such you’ll gain really valuable exposure and accountability and will have a tangible impact on the success of the Trust. If you aspire to be a future senior leader, this role will enable you to broaden your operational and strategic experience, as well as help you demonstrate delivery of a substantial, challenging and visible programme of change.

To succeed, you’ll need a strong background in healthcare management together with the drive and ambition to continue journey towards delivering outstanding services.

For further information or to apply, please contact James Stephens at Morgan Law in the first instance by emailing ( Email address removed ) or telephone  ( Phone number removed ) . A representative of the Trust would be delighted to supply additional information. The Closing Date for applications will be Monday 24th October. Thank you for your interest in this post.

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