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Care group manager

Band 8c

Main area
Care Group Management Team
Band 8c
Fixed Term 6 Months
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£61,777 - £72,597 pa
22/11/2019 23:59
Interview date

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Clinical support services for a Care group manager role (0.6WTE) on a six month secondment.

This role would take responsibility for the services of Therapies, Dietetics, Medical physics, Speech and language therapy and Audiology.

The role will require the candidate to oversee the operational delivery of all services in the care group based within Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (SUHT) and to ensure safe care and effective use of all resources as well as taking the lead in achieving key performance targets in line with national and local agreements.

The post has line management responsibility for the Heads of department within the care group and assumes delegated responsibility for the budgets.


As part of this role you will work with the diverse senior leadership team across the care group that include the following departments; Therapies, Medical physics, Audiology, Speech and language therapy as well as the divisional management team.   

These teams are situated both within the Southampton General Hospital site as well as across other sites.


As care group manager, you’ll oversee the operational delivery of all services in the care group to ensure safe care and effective use of all resources, including a financial budget up to £29 million. Specifically, you’ll take a lead in achieving key performance targets in line with national and local agreements and have operational management responsibility for the speciality leads, team managers and heads of department within the care group.  

You’ll also support the strategic development of services to achieve the requirements of the national service frameworks associated with the division, and the service developments required in line with the local health economy and local delivery planning process.


We’re looking for a highly motivated and able leader to ensure we continue to perform at the very highest level. You’ll bring a track record of success in a complex, multi-site, patient-facing environment, with an ability to maximise the opportunities available within a rapidly changing healthcare community.

You’ll work closely with your leadership team to provide the managerial leadership required to drive your services forward. Previous experience of operational management would be an advantage.

Please refer to the job description and person specification documents attached for more information on the duties and responsibilities of the post, as well as the skills, experience and personal attributes we’re looking for.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Thursday, 28 November 2019.


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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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