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Associate Director Medicine & Urgent Care

Band 9

Main area
Band 9
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£91,004 - £104,927 pa pro rata
Salary period
25/06/2021 23:59
Interview date

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Associate Director Medicine & Urgent Care Division

University Hospitals of North Midlands

Agenda for Change Pay Band 9

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust has an annual income of c£840m and over 11,000 dedicated staff operating across our two busy acute sites at Royal Stoke University Hospital and the County Hospital at Stafford. We provide a wide range of acute and specialist healthcare service to our local populations in Staffordshire, South Cheshire and Shropshire and are also a Major, Trauma Centre to a wider population of 3 million people stretching from Anglesey to the Peak District. As a University Hospital we have strong links from both a research, innovation and learning with Keele University.


Main duties of the job

We are on a mission to provide the best possible experience across our services, transforming the relationship between our patients, our health and care system, our staff and the Trust and creating a culture of continuous improvement.  We've an ambitious programme of work underway aligned with our ‘Vision2025’ to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a cohesive team, providing proactive and visible leadership across four key areas – service leadership, people and personal leadership, quality leadership and collaborative leadership. With the Divisional Chair and Associate Director of Nursing you will contribute to developing the strategic direction of the Trust, sharing best practice and integrating this knowledge within the Trust.

Working for our organisation

We are seeking to appoint a candidate with extensive senior management experience gained within an Acute NHS Trust, a proven track record of leading and sustaining transformational change within a complex organisation, intellectual agility and highly developed interpersonal skills. This is an exciting, high profile senior opportunity for an exceptional candidate and so if you share our values then we’d love to hear from you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For an informal and/or confidential discussion about the role and organisation please do not hesitate to contact Richard Murphy or Michelle Shirley at GatenbySanderson on 07393 013067.

Closing date – Friday 25th June 2021

Shortlisting – Wednesday 30th June 2021

Final interviews – Thursday 15th July 2021


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Educated to degree level/equivalent professional qualification.
  • • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development.


Essential criteria
  • • Significant leadership experience and knowledge at a senior level of leading a range of different services including staff management and large budgetary responsibilities.
  • • Significant experience at Senior Manager/Associate Director level in an NHS Acute Trust
  • • Experience of leading the implementation of service improvement including complex change management programmes at a management level.
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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Richard Murphy
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Telephone number
07393 013067