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Directorate Manager - Ophthalmology

Band 8a

Main area
Directorate Management
Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Over 5 days)
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Royal Gwent Hospital and Pan-Gwent
£48,526 - £54,619 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Job overview

An exciting and challenging development opportunity has arisen in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board for a hardworking and experienced Directorate Manager for Ophthalmology. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder is a senior management professional within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB). They will be expected to provide professional management support, leadership and expertise to ensure that services within the Ophthalmology Directorate are delivered effectively and efficiently in line with Divisional objectives and policy.

The post holder will operate as part of the Management Team for the Division. The  Ophthalmology Directorate Manager will provide leadership and strategic and operational management for all staff within the Division to ensure the provision of a modern, patient focused service. The Ophthalmology Directorate Manager will ensure that all resources allocated to the Division are used efficiently and effectively to provide these services and will be responsible for performance improvement within the Division.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Educated to Masters Degree Level or Equivalent Demonstratable Experience
  • Management / Planning / Project Qualifications / Experience


Essential criteria
  • Experience working at a senior level in a large and complex organisation and healthcare setting
  • Demonstratable experience of Planning, Implementing long term strategy, Service improvements and managing organisational change
  • Experience in leading, motivating and managing teams


Essential criteria
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate complex data
  • Showing good interpersonal skills with credibility and political acumen


Essential criteria
  • IT literate - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
  • Understanding of performance management and confidentiality

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Glenys Mansfield
Job title
General Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01633 238743
Additional information