Summary Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the south-east of England; Maidstone Hospital in central Kent and Pembury Hospital in West Kent. The Trust employs over 5000 staff and serves a local health population of 560,000. Maidstone Hospital provides a range of acute in-patient and specialist medicine outpatient services as well as housing the Kent Oncology Centre which provides specialist cancer services to 1.8 million people across Kent and East Sussex. Pembury Hospital is a modern, 512 bed hospital, which opened in January 2011 and was the first hospital in the country to provide individual en-suite rooms to all in-patients. The Trust has recently moved out of financial special measures through the development of consistently high quality, yet financially sustainable, care services. In addition, the Trust is in the process of adopting a 'clinically-led' approach to the management of the Trust and a majority of these key positions have now been filled. Looking forward, the Trust now aims to build on the recent financial success, returning to full financial balance and improving the Trust's quality rating to 'Good' and then on to 'Outstanding'. The Role We are seeking to appoint a Divisional Director of Operations to lead the operational management and performance of our Cancer Division. This is an excellent and rare opportunity for an experienced and dynamic leader to join our Trust and help drive forward performance, development and the strategic goals of the Division as well as the wider Trust while maintaining consistently high quality services focused on patient care. You will provide direct line management, guidance and strategic direction to the senior operational, non-medical leadership staff of the directorates within the division. Each directorate has a leadership team comprising an experienced General Manager and Clinical Director or similar senior allied health professionals in our scientific and rehabilitative teams. The senior directorate teams are professionally supported through the engagement of dedicated Finance and Human Resources Business Partners. This is an exciting and challenging role within the Trust and requires individuals with detailed financial experience and extensive collaborative leadership qualities. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in: Financial rigour; delivering consistently high quality care services within overall budget with an eye on room to further improve the Trust's provision; Understanding and delivering multiple performance-related targets for care services, firm understanding of the wider NHS agenda and a forward thinking approach; Senior operational leadership; strong and effective interpersonal, communicative and relationship building skills Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check As an inclusive employer, we are committed to having a diverse workforce and being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Committed Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential. We, therefore, encourage applications from BME people, LGBT+ people and people with disabilities. Closing date: Tuesday 30th April 2019 Interview date: To be confirmed We welcome further enquiries from potential candidates in advance of any application for the role. If you wish to take this up, please contact Sean Briggs, Chief Operating Officer via his Executive Assistant, Tracey Reeder at [email protected] to direct your enquiries or to make an appointment to visit the Trust.