Assistant Director

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

PLEASE NOTE: This role is based in our Manchester Office.

Assistant Director Role - this could be your next & best career move

This is a unique opportunity for a leadership development expert and strategic leader to play an instrumental role in supporting the NHS North West Leadership Academy & Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team (NHS NWLA & LLL) to drive and contribute to both the national and North West membership leadership development strategy. Working alongside the Executive Management Team, you'll lead the Senior Management Team to intelligently commission leadership development interventions ensuring a focus upon future focused leadership.

Furthermore, your ability to establish & maintain effective relationships with stakeholders both within the NHS & externally and your excellent communication skills will be imperative, acting as an ambassador for the NHS NWLA & LLL, interacting professionally with senior stakeholders both face to face & virtually.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

As part of a successful commissioning organisation, joining the Executive Management Team (EMT) as we navigate the national, system wide and local priorities and translate these into delivery plans. The post holder will provide leadership of explicit portfolio(s) and ensure delivery of the plans are aligned to our strategic priorities as a members' organisation and the People Directorate within NHS England and NHS Improvement. Core focus for business delivery is the oversight and leadership of the Senior Management Team.

About us

Working as part of EMT to ensure alignment to offers delivered by other key development bodies within the North West Learning and Development Collaborative (Health Education England - North West Local Office, North West Allied Health Science Networks, AQuA, Innovation Agency and North West Employers) seeking out opportunities for collaboration and joint delivery of interventions where possible.

Date posted

20 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

382-COR138-22

Job locations

Piccadilly Place

London Road

Manchester

M1 3BN


Job description

Job responsibilities

Principal duties and key responsibilities

  1. Strategy development
    • Participate and contribute to strategy development nationally, regionally and locally
    • Provide leadership to an explicit portfolio of work steams whilst working in collaboration with the Executive Management Team
    • Lead the commissioning of interventions in partnership with the NHS NWLA business unit

  1. Operational delivery
    • Oversee the delivery of identified operational plans in a constantly changing environment ensuring a positive impact on the organisation, contributing to team and corporate policies and strategy
    • Support the development of internal systems for demonstrating return on investment to member organisations

  1. Supported by the Executive Business Lead to work in partnership with the Business Unit
    • Analyse business data related to operational delivery
    • Work with Senior Management Team (SMT) on the interpretation of business data and to report key trends/patterns to ensure continuous improvement in delivery and uptake ensuring maximisation of membership
    • Liaise with the Associate Directors and SMT when engaging with Associates and providers
    • Oversee management of contracts
    • Oversee performance management and achievement of key deliverables

  1. Translate strategy into operational delivery for an explicit portfolio

Working alongside senior EMT members

  • Understand and interpret national strategies and how these relate to key leadership development interventions
  • Engage with members to understand local need and align this with national strategy
  • Translate all the above into manageable, future focused leadership development interventions and develop cohesive internal and external narratives to describe these

  1. Strong knowledge and expertise in key leadership topics

  • Varied leadership development interventions
  • System leadership
  • Inclusion
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Systems development
  • Understanding of the presenting and emerging leadership landscape and its impact on the development of leaders Legislative requirements
  • Industry analysis
  • Customer orientated
  • Serving local populations
  • Serving members
  • Working well with key partners
  • Working well with key regional and national stakeholders
  • Ensuring the patient, service user and citizen is at the heart of all we do

  1. Knowledge management
    • Ensure the outputs of evaluation are used to improve interventions
    • Oversee and co-ordinate the strategic use of data both quantitative and qualitative
    • Knowledge of NHS NWLA products
    • Knowledge of national Leadership Academy products

  1. Inclusion
    • Demonstrate and role model inclusivity as a leader
    • Oversee and ensure that all leadership development offers are

inclusive in their development and delivery

  • Oversee and support the shaping of key inclusive leadership

Interventions

  • Make sense of, and respond to, cultural differences and commonalities
  • Leverage and manage social and cultural differences (diversity)
  • Think and act differently in relation to diversity and look at issues from multiple perspectives

  1. Support the commissioning of leadership development offers

Working closely with senior EMT

  • Identify and analyse member need and plan the potential interventions co-creating with members, networks, collaborative partners and other key staff and stakeholders
  • Design of specifications and undertaking procurement
  • Post tender/competitive quote, work with external development

providers, and where required NHS stakeholders, to co-create and design leadership development interventions to meet the desired outcomes.

  • Oversee the management of contracts
  • Provide strategic oversight to the operational delivery of projects
  • Measure performance and impact using the national evaluation Framework
  • Co-ordinate the data received via reference groups and key member engagement to maximise and evidence the need for interventions
  1. Communication / stakeholder / member engagement

Provide and receive highly complex, sensitive and often contentious information when working with key stakeholders, including assessment feedback to CEOs, Executive and Non-Executive Directors and Chairs as well as to footprint and locality boards

  • Present highly complex, sensitive and often contentious information to large groups, often in an hostile and antagonistic atmosphere when discussing major change issues including Whole Board Development and when working across systems, sectors, place and footprints.
  • Utilise complex negotiating and influencing skills to improve barriers to understanding, managing and resolving conflict including working with dysfunctional teams, whole board development and executive coaching
  • Use analytical skills and judgemental skills to analyse highly complex facts or situations requiring interpretation, comparison and a range of options including executive coaching, working with dysfunctional teams and whole board development
  • Act as an ambassador for NHS NWLA, NW Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team and the People Directorate, understanding and acting with political astuteness, building credibility for the organisations
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times in conjunction with the BTH Confidentiality Policy
  • Deliver presentations at local, regional and national forums raising the profile of the NHS NWLA Leadership Academy and its work
  1. Professional Development

Supported by the Associate Directors including personal objective setting and review, including the creation of a personal development plan.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Principal duties and key responsibilities

  1. Strategy development
    • Participate and contribute to strategy development nationally, regionally and locally
    • Provide leadership to an explicit portfolio of work steams whilst working in collaboration with the Executive Management Team
    • Lead the commissioning of interventions in partnership with the NHS NWLA business unit

  1. Operational delivery
    • Oversee the delivery of identified operational plans in a constantly changing environment ensuring a positive impact on the organisation, contributing to team and corporate policies and strategy
    • Support the development of internal systems for demonstrating return on investment to member organisations

  1. Supported by the Executive Business Lead to work in partnership with the Business Unit
    • Analyse business data related to operational delivery
    • Work with Senior Management Team (SMT) on the interpretation of business data and to report key trends/patterns to ensure continuous improvement in delivery and uptake ensuring maximisation of membership
    • Liaise with the Associate Directors and SMT when engaging with Associates and providers
    • Oversee management of contracts
    • Oversee performance management and achievement of key deliverables

  1. Translate strategy into operational delivery for an explicit portfolio

Working alongside senior EMT members

  • Understand and interpret national strategies and how these relate to key leadership development interventions
  • Engage with members to understand local need and align this with national strategy
  • Translate all the above into manageable, future focused leadership development interventions and develop cohesive internal and external narratives to describe these

  1. Strong knowledge and expertise in key leadership topics

  • Varied leadership development interventions
  • System leadership
  • Inclusion
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Systems development
  • Understanding of the presenting and emerging leadership landscape and its impact on the development of leaders Legislative requirements
  • Industry analysis
  • Customer orientated
  • Serving local populations
  • Serving members
  • Working well with key partners
  • Working well with key regional and national stakeholders
  • Ensuring the patient, service user and citizen is at the heart of all we do

  1. Knowledge management
    • Ensure the outputs of evaluation are used to improve interventions
    • Oversee and co-ordinate the strategic use of data both quantitative and qualitative
    • Knowledge of NHS NWLA products
    • Knowledge of national Leadership Academy products

  1. Inclusion
    • Demonstrate and role model inclusivity as a leader
    • Oversee and ensure that all leadership development offers are

inclusive in their development and delivery

  • Oversee and support the shaping of key inclusive leadership

Interventions

  • Make sense of, and respond to, cultural differences and commonalities
  • Leverage and manage social and cultural differences (diversity)
  • Think and act differently in relation to diversity and look at issues from multiple perspectives

  1. Support the commissioning of leadership development offers

Working closely with senior EMT

  • Identify and analyse member need and plan the potential interventions co-creating with members, networks, collaborative partners and other key staff and stakeholders
  • Design of specifications and undertaking procurement
  • Post tender/competitive quote, work with external development

providers, and where required NHS stakeholders, to co-create and design leadership development interventions to meet the desired outcomes.

  • Oversee the management of contracts
  • Provide strategic oversight to the operational delivery of projects
  • Measure performance and impact using the national evaluation Framework
  • Co-ordinate the data received via reference groups and key member engagement to maximise and evidence the need for interventions
  1. Communication / stakeholder / member engagement

Provide and receive highly complex, sensitive and often contentious information when working with key stakeholders, including assessment feedback to CEOs, Executive and Non-Executive Directors and Chairs as well as to footprint and locality boards

  • Present highly complex, sensitive and often contentious information to large groups, often in an hostile and antagonistic atmosphere when discussing major change issues including Whole Board Development and when working across systems, sectors, place and footprints.
  • Utilise complex negotiating and influencing skills to improve barriers to understanding, managing and resolving conflict including working with dysfunctional teams, whole board development and executive coaching
  • Use analytical skills and judgemental skills to analyse highly complex facts or situations requiring interpretation, comparison and a range of options including executive coaching, working with dysfunctional teams and whole board development
  • Act as an ambassador for NHS NWLA, NW Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team and the People Directorate, understanding and acting with political astuteness, building credibility for the organisations
  • Ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times in conjunction with the BTH Confidentiality Policy
  • Deliver presentations at local, regional and national forums raising the profile of the NHS NWLA Leadership Academy and its work
  1. Professional Development

Supported by the Associate Directors including personal objective setting and review, including the creation of a personal development plan.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree plus Masters or acceptable compensatory experience

Desirable

  • Undertaken Project Management Training
  • Coaching Skills
  • Feedback facilitator for a range of psychometric tests eg., MBTI, HLM

Personal attributes

Essential

  • Patient / Service User/ Client centred
  • High levels of resilience and tenacity
  • An authentic, inspirational, inclusive leader able to motivate at all levels
  • Be trustworthy and work with integrity
  • Actively give and receive feedback in a constructive manner
  • Strategic thinker and implementer
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the emerging landscape
  • Able to prioritise work in a complex and ambiguous environment
  • Politically astute
  • Intellectual flexibility able to move from 'big picture' to operational detail
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and innovative
  • Able to demonstrate the successful delivery of change initiatives
  • Excellent knowledge of leadership development and inclusive talent management at a local, regional and national level

Desirable

  • Ability to horizon scan and push boundaries, finding creative and innovative ways to deliver

Experience

Essential

  • Over 3 years' experience of working with senior leaders with a high degree of personal confidence and credibility
  • Experience of overseeing the operational delivery of a programme of detailed projects to successful and timely completion
  • Experience of being the strategic liaison point and delivering projects against set delivery priorities and Key Performance Indicators
  • Strong team leadership and management skills
  • Practical experience of facilitating change

Desirable

  • 3 years' experience of senior management
  • Experience in supporting Organisational Development functions
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree plus Masters or acceptable compensatory experience

Desirable

  • Undertaken Project Management Training
  • Coaching Skills
  • Feedback facilitator for a range of psychometric tests eg., MBTI, HLM

Personal attributes

Essential

  • Patient / Service User/ Client centred
  • High levels of resilience and tenacity
  • An authentic, inspirational, inclusive leader able to motivate at all levels
  • Be trustworthy and work with integrity
  • Actively give and receive feedback in a constructive manner
  • Strategic thinker and implementer
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the emerging landscape
  • Able to prioritise work in a complex and ambiguous environment
  • Politically astute
  • Intellectual flexibility able to move from 'big picture' to operational detail
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and innovative
  • Able to demonstrate the successful delivery of change initiatives
  • Excellent knowledge of leadership development and inclusive talent management at a local, regional and national level

Desirable

  • Ability to horizon scan and push boundaries, finding creative and innovative ways to deliver

Experience

Essential

  • Over 3 years' experience of working with senior leaders with a high degree of personal confidence and credibility
  • Experience of overseeing the operational delivery of a programme of detailed projects to successful and timely completion
  • Experience of being the strategic liaison point and delivering projects against set delivery priorities and Key Performance Indicators
  • Strong team leadership and management skills
  • Practical experience of facilitating change

Desirable

  • 3 years' experience of senior management
  • Experience in supporting Organisational Development functions

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Piccadilly Place

London Road

Manchester

M1 3BN


Employer's website

https://www.bfwh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Piccadilly Place

London Road

Manchester

M1 3BN


Employer's website

https://www.bfwh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Suzanne Douglas

suzanne.douglas3@nhs.net

07825989493

Date posted

20 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

382-COR138-22

Job locations

Piccadilly Place

London Road

Manchester

M1 3BN


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