General Manager Uk Visa Sponsorship Available

May 14, 2024
£59.0 - £68.5 / year

Job Description



CDG 1A — Specialist Medicine at Heartlands Hospital is seeking a General Manager for a 12-month fixed-term contract or secondment to cover maternity leave. The position will support Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine at the Heartlands and Solihull campuses, including the Birmingham Chest Clinic.

The position will be responsible for managing the operational team in the day-to-day management of the service, as well as collaborating with the Clinical Service Lead and Matron to define future service strategies. The position holder’s base will be Heartlands Hospital, but some of the working week may be spent in Solihull or at the Chest Clinic.

At Heartlands Hospital, we want to create a strong, value-driven culture that revolves around our team. We value our team members and provide an environment that encourages flexible working, a strong sense of well-being, and, above all, pride in being part of a great multidisciplinary team.

We are searching for an experienced General Manager or someone with operational experience in Cardiology and/or Respiratory Medicine.

Internal secondments might be considered.

Interviews will take place W/C June 3rd, 2024


Main responsibilities, tasks, and abilities required

This role’s primary deliverables include the directorate’s excellent operational and financial performance. The job holder is liable for the day-to-day success of the service, which includes reaching operational and financial targets.


About us.

We are acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading NHS Foundation Trusts. Our aim is to Build Healthier Lives, and we understand that we will require exceptional employees to achieve this.

Our dedication to our employees is to offer the ideal environment for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and well-being of our employees, including a commitment to provide flexible working arrangements when possible;
We provide our employees with a wide range of training and development options to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our employees are treated fairly and feel like they belong by providing a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. This is about equal opportunity; eradicating all barriers, including prejudice, and ensuring that each individual member of staff reaches their full potential, achieves their goals, and thrives in their jobs. This isn’t just words. We’re taking action. Our dedication to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation, where every voice is heard, and is pushed by our varied and active staff networks, as well as the Fairness Taskforce, which is managed by our CEO. We foster a culture that encourages employees to oppose discriminatory behaviour and allows people to contribute their “full self” to a kinder, more connected, and bolder place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a smoke-free hospital.


Job Description

*Please Note: For a complete job description for this position, please check the attached Job Description*


Person Specification



  •  GCSE/O Level (English and Mathematics)

Grade C or comparable.

  •  Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalent.




  • Extensive experience in a senior managerial and leadership role within an acute healthcare setting that is appropriate for the complexity and magnitude of the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge and expertise leading significant change in patient services, resulting in concrete and sustainable gains.
  • Experience forming and sustaining active partnerships with stakeholders in the development of services.
  • Experience with improvement measurement systems and a grasp of the importance of measurement in performance enhancement.
  • Experience directly managing and giving strategic direction to large numbers of expert staff/multidisciplinary service teams in bands 3–7.
  • Experience managing individual and team performance by establishing targets, performance development plans, and appraisals.
  • Experience implementing recruitment strategies and workforce development, including conducting skill mix reviews and succession planning.
  • Experience with service redesign methodology.
  • Has a thorough awareness of the evolving NHS environment and its influence on service delivery and staffing.
  • Impact — employs a range of approaches to garner support for ideas, initiatives, and ideals.
  1. An understanding of how to use technology to help bring service improvements.
  2. Use absence management, sickness, disciplinary, and grievance policies in compliance with UHB HR policies.
  • Utilises technical, nonverbal, and visual aids effectively.


Additional Criteria:


  •  Self-confidence — expresses one’s own viewpoint on issues; makes decisions without hesitation within one’s area of power and commits oneself and others accordingly.
  •  Flexibility — adapts to attain objectives in continually changing situations and environments.
  • Self-motivated — has high internal work standards, sets challenging but doable goals, wants to do things better, and measures progress against targets.
  •  A strong commitment to transparency, honesty, and integrity in performing the function.
  •  Commitment to lifelong study and personal development.
  • Motivation: a genuine interest and concern for the quality and appropriateness of patient care.
  •  Flexibility — discovers plausible alternative possibilities in planning and decision making, considers multiple options at the same time, and weighs their relative advantages and disadvantages.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This position is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, which requires a Disclosure application to be submitted to the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as CRB) to check for any past criminal conviction.


Certificate of Sponsorship

applicants from job seekers who require existing skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are encouraged and will be reviewed alongside all other applicants. For further information, visit the UK Visas and Immigration page.

From April 6, 2017, skilled worker applicants requesting for entrance clearance into the UK were required to show a criminal record certificate from each country where they had lived continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the previous ten years. This requirement also applies to adult dependents (those over the age of 18).Guidance can be found here. Criminal background checks for international candidates.


For assistance with your application, contact:

Marie Nolan