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Director of Operations - Famillies and Specialist Services

Band 9

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Director of Operations
Band 9
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£91,004 - £104,927 per annum
Salary period
09/08/2020 23:59

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a leader in the digital health revolution. With the launch of a full Electronic Patient Record in 2017 the Trust aims to be the safest, most efficient and patient centred Trust in the NHS. The launch is part of a 10-15 year ongoing project of modernisation with future opportunities for research, development in this rapidly developing field of medicine. Through working at CHFT you can be part of this innovative area aiming to bring safer and more effective care to our patients.


We are looking to recruit an exceptional individual to the post of Director of Operations within the Division of Families and Specialist Services, a key role in leading a Division of varied and well-performing services.

Working with a Divisional Director (Medical), the Director of Operations is responsible, alongside the Assistant Director of Finance and Associate Director of Nursing, for leading a diverse workforce across a number of directorates including:

  • Women’s and Children’s
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Outpatients and Patient Administration

Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, the post holder will occupy an operationally strategic role responsible for fostering and developing effective team working across the directorates and with the other divisions across the Trust. The post holder will also take the lead across the Trust for agreed portfolios as relevant to Operational priorities and will participate in the Director on call Rota

The post holder will ensure the successful achievement of Divisional and Trust-wide goals, ensuring that the wider corporate agenda is appropriately reflected within the divisional priorities.

The Director of Operations will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of the Trust’s strategic direction, through working in partnership with other divisions, corporate directorates, like minded organisations and commissioners and by taking a leading role in one or more corporate strategic issues on behalf of the Trust.

You will have significant recent experience at a very senior level, with responsibility for operational delivery including clinical quality, people management, and successful delivery of performance targets within strict financial controls.

This is an exciting time for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.  We are at the forefront of digital healthcare and have recently secured the go ahead to reconfigure services across its two sites. We are a patient-focused Trust whose biggest asset is its staff. If you are an individual who enjoys visible leadership, working in partnership, is creative and is always looking to develop yourself and others then we are keen to receive your application.

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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

Helen Barker
Job title
Chief Operating Officer
Email address
Telephone number
01484 356910
Additional information

Julie O'Riordan - FSS Divisional Director, Families & Specialist Services 01484 342855

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