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Theatre Manager

Band 7

Main area
Women & Newborn
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Princess Anne Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 pa
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

We are looking for highly motivated and a very experienced practitioner who can lead as Theatre Manager at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), within Princess Ann Hospital.The successful candidate will lead a multi-skilled and diverse team of nurses, operating department practitioners, associate practitioners and health care assistants. You will be working with a multi-disciplinary team, with a variety of clinical expertise that compliment our obstetric and gynaecology services and breast surgery.

We are a friendly unit with 4 theatres which provide a 24/7 emergency services for obstetric and gynaecology cases and an elective service for obstetrics; gynaecology-oncology and breast surgery including reconstruction. 
There is also an attached recovery and day surgery unit which has 6 recovery beds and 15 day-surgery beds which are open from 7:30am-10pm.

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached. 

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will provide operational management and a strong clinical leadership to the Theatre Team.

We are looking for a registered nurse or an operating department practitioner with a specialist theatre qualification who have a proven track record of team management and leadership experience. Teaching experience and qualification is essential and should have experience in budget management and writing reports/audits.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC or HCPC registered
  • Degree Qualification
  • Teaching Qualification or experience
  • Management Qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Commenced Msc academic pathway


Essential criteria
  • Relevant experience as a band 6 / equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of professional development of workforce

Special requirements of the post

Essential criteria
  • Reliable and flexible

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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