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Job summary

Main area
Network Director of Operations
Grade
Executives / VSM: Executives / VSM
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Job ref
311-H081-21
Employer
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Trust Headquarters
Town
Ashton under Lyne
Salary
VSM
Closing
02/07/2021 23:59

Employer heading

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Network Director of Operations

Executives / VSM: Executives / VSM

About the Trust

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we’re a great place to work.

Our ambition is to maximise people’s potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.  

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.  We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

If you come and work for us we will offer a range of benefits and opportunities, including:

  1. Generous annual leave entitlement for Agenda for Change and Medical and Dental staff.
  2. Flexible working opportunities to support your work/life balance
  3. Access to Continued Professional Development
  4. Involvement in improvement and research activities
  5. Health and Wellbeing activities and access to an excellent staff wellbeing service
  6. Access to staff discounts across retail, leisure and travel

If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our #PennineCarePeople

https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/values

Job overview

We have recently redesigned our senior leadership structure to strengthen our collective leadership and as part of the redesign we have established three Network Director of Operations roles. These are senior roles reporting directly to our Chief Operating Officer and will play a key role in driving forward our vision to deliver outstanding Mental Health and Learning Disability services and shaping our inclusive culture in line with our Trust values.

 

Main duties of the job

The Network Director of Operations will play a key role in the regional and local forums representing Pennine Care and ensuring parity of esteem for mental health and learning disabilities.

Due to the imminent retirement of one of Network Director of Operations we are currently seeking a collaborative and compassionate leader with significant operational management experience and proven track record in driving forward innovation and improvement. As an engaging and visible leader you will demonstrate an inclusive approach and have service user and carer Involvement at the heart of everything you do.

This is an excellent opportunity to bring your leadership experience to a value-based organisation with big ambitions for those we serve.

If this role sounds exciting to you and you have the skills and experience described as well as sharing our values then we would welcome your application.

 

Working for our organisation

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we’re a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent experience and learning
  • Relevant clinical or management qualification
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree, supplemented by specialist training to doctorate or equivalent level

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Recent, substantial experience at senior management level (service director or equivalent) with responsibility for clinical operations in complex provider health care / social care setting
  • Experience and evidence of delivering high quality standards of performance to achieve national and local targets within a complex healthcare setting
  • Significant experience of setting, monitoring and evaluating standards of care
  • Experience of working across professional boundaries, able to inspire others using advanced communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of workforce redesign and development
  • Experience of business planning in complex organisations
  • Considerable experience in operational leadership roles
  • Evidence of leading service change with colleagues
  • Experience of working in partnerships with other organisations to deliver Services
  • Experience of managing financial resources at a senior level
  • Experienced appraiser and supervisor of staf

Knowledge and skills

Essential criteria
  • Up to date knowledge of current health agenda locally and nationally
  • Sound knowledge of clinical governance and effective systems
  • An understanding of the role and contribution to the overall Trust agenda
  • Knowledge and/ or experience of policy development at national level

Skills and abilities

Essential criteria
  • Highly motivated individual with strong personal integrity
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good team leadership skills
  • Highly developed strategic and operational leadership skills
  • Understanding of the work and priorities of a community and mental health Trust and a good grasp of current policy direction in respect of all services
  • Clear knowledge and understanding of recent NHS Strategies and their respective impacts on primary, community and mental health provision
  • Highly numerate and high level of analytical/ problem solving skills
  • Proven track record and significant experience of working with patients, service users and carers
  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels and with colleagues within and external to the organisation
  • Ability to listen, analyse problems and seek solutions
  • Ability and commitment to work as part of a corporate team
  • Inclusive and compassionate leadership and management style
  • Ability to analyse complex issues and identify potential solutions
  • Effective motivator with strong influencing skills and personal credibility
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Proven skills in the development of alliances and partnership
  • Ability to address difficult situations and problems by using effective problem solving techniques
  • High levels of resilience, tenacity, self-belief and integrity

Work related circumstances

Essential criteria
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust’s Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure
No smoking policyDisability confident employer

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Donan Kelly
Job title
Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Email address
donan.kelly@nhs.net
Telephone number
07795 047752
Additional information

If you wish to discuss further, please contact donan.kelly@nhs.net

Deputy Chief Operating Officer &  Network Director of Operations

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