Divisional Director of Urgent and Emergency Care – Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Divisional Director of Urgent and Emergency Care – Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust




£93,666 - £126,281 + £15,000 responsibility allowance

Role Type

Divisonal Director

Start Date


End Dates

April 14, 2024





Formed in 1998 from the merger of Ashford and St. Peters Hospital, the trust serves a population of over 410,000 living across Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and Beyond.

St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey is situated in greenbelt parkland between Woking and Chertsey near junction 11 of the M25. It is also close to junction 2 of the M3 with good transport links to the surrounding area.

Services include:

  • Accident and emergency services
  • Intensive care
  • Emergency surgical and medical care
  • Elective and day-case surgery
  • Orthopaedics (Rowley Bristow unit)
  • Maternity care
  • Paediatric services (children’s services)
  • Neonatal intensive care unit which provides care for acutely ill babies
  • Outpatients and diagnostics; X ray, ultrasound, CT scans, endoscopy (using cameras to look inside the body) and MRI scans
  • Pathology services (provided through the Surrey and Berkshire Pathology Service)

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to lead the Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) Division at the Trust. This is a dual role as a senior Divisional Director (and a member of the Trust Executive Board) and a Consultant in an Urgent and Emergency Care specialty. It is a 10 PA job plan of which 4 PAs is for the DD responsibility, which also attracts a £15k responsibility allowance. The remaining PAs will depend upon the candidate’s specialty of interest.

As a senior leader, you will help develop and support the implementation of the Trust’s urgent and emergency care strategy, enabling good cross Divisional and system working and contributing to major strategic developments. You will shape our organisational culture by empowering our staff to work collaboratively to achieve excellence for our patients.

The Division manages the UEC, which includes five main services: the A&E department, the multi-specialty clinical assessment unit, the same day emergency care centre (SDEC), acute frailty and acute medicine. We also work closely with our partners to oversee the delivery of diverse services including the Urgent Treatment Centre and mental health provision.

We are looking for a practicing clinician who is a strategic and visionary thinker with highly developed communication and negotiation skills and able to demonstrate ability for large scale clinical service management and experience of acting at a senior level ideally in a complex hospital environment.

Main duties of the job

The Divisional Director has two key elements to their role, in addition to their clinical duties:

  • Their leadership role in their Division and
  • Their leadership role as a member of the Trust Executive Board

The Divisional Director will need to deliver results across the board. Within the Divisions, Divisional Directors will be expected to ensure:

  • That national NHS requirements are satisfied, and all quality and performance targets are delivered.
  • That the Trust’s strategy and business plans are delivered
  • Sound and effective clinical governance arrangements are in place to secure excellent patient experience, outcomes, and high standards of safety.
  • Sound financial management and governance.
  • The creation of an inclusive and collaborative culture which enables and supports the highest standards of clinical quality and operational performance.

As a member of the corporate management team, Divisional Directors will be expected to

  • Help shape the Trust’s strategy and business plans.
  • Support the overall implementation of the Trust’s strategy, enabling good cross Divisional working where necessary, and contributing to major strategic developments.
  • Shape and support the culture of the organisation.
  • Represent the organisation effectively with key partners, building the reputation of the Trust in its local community and further afield.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We especially welcome applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage, LGBTQ+ communities, and from people with lived experience of disability.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CANDIDATES: Candidates may apply via NHS Jobs or directly to Hunter Healthcare via the email below with a CV and supporting statement.

If you would like a further discussion on the role, in the first instance please contact Finn McNulty on 07966 00609/ fmcnulty@hunter-healthcare.com Isobel Harrop at Hunter Healthcare on 07566700706 / iharrop@hunter-healthcare.com

Job Description


April 14, 2024

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April 17, 2024


April 24, 2024


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