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Director of Auditory Implant Service

About Us

For over 30 years, the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS) has been transforming lives by providing a high quality all-age service for children, teenagers and adults who require implantable hearing devices or other specialist audiology services.

We are now looking for a Director to lead the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service on a full-time basis. This is an office-based position located on the Highfield Campus.

The University of Southampton (UoS) is a Russell Group University that places in the top 100 global universities and offers a world-class array of courses from arts and humanities to medicine, engineering and physical sciences.

The Role

As Director, you will oversee the delivery of all aspects of the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service.

You will act as the CQC registered manager for the service, ensuring the provision of safe, effective and high-quality clinical care. You will also develop strategic partnerships with multiple NHS Trusts, private healthcare providers, commissioners and stakeholders, internally and externally to the University.

With the major part of your role focusing on the strategic management of the service, you will also provide senior leadership and overall general management, as well as focusing on service delivery and development. You will ensure quality assurance and governance mechanisms are in place and that the service is effectively managed from a financial standpoint.

Additionally, you will support staff performance efforts, training and wellbeing throughout the employee lifecycle, operational management aspects including contract management, commissioning, procurement and health and safety. You will also oversee a research and education programme to ensure we continue to move forward.

About You

To be considered as our Director, you will need:

– Experience of successful and sustained management in an NHS Foundation Trust or a similar organisation
– Experience of managing a significant service budget
– Leadership and management experience
– Experience of leading capacity planning and influencing the behaviours of external bodies
– Previous involvement in health service development and reconfiguration
– A postgraduate qualification and/or equivalent professional qualifications and managerial experience in a clinical service

The Benefits

– Competitive salary
– Defined benefit pension
– Generous holiday allowance (30+ days)
– Flexi-time and flexible working
– Generous parental leave and childcare provision

This is an exceptional opportunity for a high calibre management professional from an NHS background (or similar) with experience of overseeing significant budgets and strong personnel management experience.

Alongside making a substantial impact upon the direction and delivery of our Auditory Implant Service, you will have the opportunity to drive your own career to the next level, undertaking further professional development and building your portfolio.

You will support colleagues and team members in their own career advancement and will be vital in supporting life-changing advances for people across the South of England.

What’s more, with our commitment to quality, our passion for delivering education, research and innovations and our ability to meet challenges head-on, you can rest assured that this is the right move for you.

For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages on our website.

Other organisations may call this role Clinical Director, Director of Care, Clinical Service Lead, Clinical Services Manager, or Head of Clinical Services.

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

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