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Assistant Directorate Manager

Band 8a

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317 Breast Screening Unit - RVI
Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and organised individual to join the Radiology team as an Assistant Directorate Manager. To succeed in the role, you must have a flexible approach along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will also need to demonstrate the ability to lead a team and be able to meet tight deadlines with consistency and rigour.

Radiology operates a wide scope of Imaging, Interventional and Nuclear Medicine services across the Trust’s main sites, in addition to community facilities and Regional Breast Screening services. The successful candidate will play an integral part in the Breast units operation and management, as the post holder will undertake the role of Breast screening programme manager. This will include working closely with and being accountable to the Trusts Director of Breast Screening along with external members of Public Health England and NHS Improvement teams.

Integration with the clinical teams is vital and you will work closely with the Clinical Leads across the Directorate to ensure optimum service delivery. You will be an integral member of the Directorates Senior Management Team, providing support and sharing learning with peers across Radiology.  Working closely with the Directorate and Radiology Service Manager, you will ensure delivery of key performance indicators, national targets, and finance for your areas of responsibility.

This is an exciting opportunity to manage and develop the services within a high-profile clinical area providing excellent and highly efficient care to our patients.  We are looking for someone with passion for being part of a team, who is not afraid to challenge, but can also listen empathically and move things forward, improving quality of services for patients.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week

Interview Date:- 14/05/2021

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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 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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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Mr Gordon Kirkup
Job title
Directorate Manager
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0191 2821695