Interim Assistant Area Director - Community Services


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  • Job type


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive Day Rate or FTC

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  • Expiry date

    23 May 2022

  • Client


Ref: GSi87759

Interim Assistant Area Director – Community Services – NHS Organisation, North West – Start ASAP – 6 Month Duration + – Competitive Budget, Day Rate or FTC

We are seeking an Interim Assistant Area Director – Community Services for an NHS organisation in the North West. The role is to start as soon as possible, and the duration of the contract is expected to run for 6 months + whilst the Trust recruits substantially. In terms of remuneration, the position sits inside IR35 and there is a competitive budget available on either a day rate or fixed term contract. Our client is ideally looking for someone to undertake the role 5 days a week but a 4-day working week can be considered. The role would require you to be on-site 2 days a week.

The Job Role – This position would be responsible for community hospital bed base across 4 sites, as well as managing a small team of 3 General Managers across the patch. Crucial to the role is having a solid grip on patient discharge and patient flow (within unscheduled care).

The successful post-holder would also be responsible for supporting a group of medical specialities, including but not limited to a stroke programme, a vaccination programme, sexual health, palliative care. Further responsibilities of this role encompass the maintaining and nurturing external relationships with local authorities.

The Person – Our client is ideally looking for someone who has solid, proven work experience gained with a similar operational role for a Community NHS Provider. Experience working in unscheduled care and patient discharge would be beneficial but not essential. Great communication skills and the ability to build relationships with a number of external stakeholders is crucial to this role.

How to Apply – If you would like to apply for this position, please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV that supports the criteria set out in the person specification as well as your contact details, availability and desired rate. Due to the number of applications we are currently receiving for roles, we will only be in contact with candidates who meet the required criteria to discuss the role further.

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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Eleanor Pugh: 01132056093