Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Divisional Operations Director - Surgery and Outpatients Division

As one of the largest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is an organisation with great ambition. With a turnover of £600m, we employ a dedicated and committed workforce that is over 7,300 strong. Every day, this dedicated and committed workforce strives to provide excellent care for the communities we serve across South East Hampshire and beyond. The Trust is also a major provider of training and education to a wide range of health professionals and has a strong national Research and Innovation profile.


Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust was rated good by the Care Quality Commission in its recent inspection report published in January 2020. The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for patients and communities, through its five-year strategy ‘Working Together’. In support of its strategy, in July 2020, the Trust became a university hospital, and will work to drive benefits for patients, colleagues and the local community by embedding research, education and training across the organisation.


While we have made progress in many areas, we know that there is still more to do. We are currently in the process of selecting a strategic partner to work with us on the design and implementation of the ‘Delivering Excellence’ framework. This will be our core operating model and forms the PHT approach to solidifying our improvement capability while embedding a Quality Management System within the organisation to support the next phase of our improvement.


The Divisional Operations Director of Surgery and Outpatients Division is a key and integral member of the leadership team. As Divisional Operations Director you will work closely with the triumvirate team to deliver the effective integrated clinical, operation and financial performance of the Division. We provide services mainly from our site at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth; however, we don’t just cover Portsmouth. We provide services across South East Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, at a range of locations and in conjunction with our system partners.

As Divisional Operations Director you will be responsible for ensuring national and local access targets are achieved, along with ensuring all aspects of people, performance and financial objectives are delivered as per the Divisional and Trust business plan. You will provide strong leadership at a divisional level, ensuring that there are appropriate systems and processes in place to deliver objectives and drive forward the service to improve the operational effectiveness of the division. 

As an experienced leader, you will bring a well-developed track-record of operational delivery in a complex acute setting alongside expertise in performance improvement and clinical transformation. You will join a fast-paced and hugely supportive team working within a highly rewarding environment.


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Closing date for applications: 10th May 2021 

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