Associate Directorate Manager – CSSS

  • Fixed contract
  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 4 days ago
  • September 21, 2021
  • £54,764 - £63,862

Associate Directorate Manager – CSSS

Are you looking to step into a challenging role where you can make a real impact on our health services within the County?

Do you wish to become an integral part of an organisation providing joined up community, mental health and acute hospital care?

Now is an extremely exciting time to join our trust, as we look at a potential merger between Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital.  We’re thrilled to be working closely to streamline our care pathways to ensure we provide better care across the country.

We’re looking to welcome a fixed term Associate Directorate Manager to support the current postholder to step into a promotion.  A key player in our senior CSSS leadership team, the ADM will play an important role in holding operational responsibility for the running of services and will play a leadership role in ensuring and consistently developing a high quality support service and workforce across the directorate.


Main duties of the job


Reporting to the Service Director for CSSS; an important element in this role is the relationships you’ll build with key people from other directorates, the senior leadership team in the directorate and the team of Heads of Department who run services within the directorate.

Building relationships with people outside of the organisation will be vital as we embark on the merger with Yeovil District Hospital and as the Somerset system partners work closely together to deliver joined up care with good value for money.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make the transition from managing one or two services to balancing the needs multiple services within acute & community services, many of which operate countywide.


Working for our organisation


Would you like to work in one of the most desirable places within the UK?

As part of the benefits of working in Somerset you can soak up all that the idyllic countryside has to offer with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You get to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone.

If this is something that genuinely interests you, please read the attached job description and apply today! We’d also welcome an informal discussion on the role, please contact:

Helen Parsons – Associate Directorate Manager

Abbie Furnival – Service Director – CSSS

PA:  Tel: 07721 235478


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Key result areas:

  • Delivery of key performance targets
  • Staff management and development
  • Service planning and development
  • Financial management
  • Data analysis, aggregation and presentation
  • Business and contract planning and management
  • Cost reduction, planning and delivery
  • Communication

To attend meetings off site, business mileage and insurance will be necessary.

Please see the job description for more information on the role and the directorate structure.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Management qualification or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Proven experience of working in secondary care within the NHS at operational management level across a range of clinical services

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    £54,764 - £63,862
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