Operations Manager Visa Sponsorship Uk

March 29, 2024
£43.7 - £50.1 / year

Job Description


Job Summary


University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is regarded as one of the top NHS Foundation Trusts in the United Kingdom. Our aim is to Build Healthier Lives, and we understand that we will require exceptional employees to achieve this.

Laboratory Services is currently seeking an ambitious and skilled professional to join the operational management team for a 12-month period. We’re looking for a driven and enthusiastic Operational Manager with strong communication and leadership skills.

The successful candidate will be a helpful, empowering, and engaging line manager who can lead with care to fully engage the team, praise when appropriate, and hold people accountable when necessary. You will have a track record of demonstrating leadership, serving as a role model for high-quality values and behaviour, and inspiring others to grow capabilities through service improvement and transformative change.

You will be joining us at a time of unparalleled change as we strive to modernise our Laboratory Services. We are now undergoing an ambitious transformation initiative, which includes the installation of Digital Pathology and a new LIMS system. You will need experience and knowledge of effective change management tools and practices.


Main responsibilities, tasks, and abilities required

The Operations Manager will be responsible for providing strategic and operational assistance to Laboratory Services at all four locations. This will be a challenging role with influence and impact across multiple sites, necessitating strong stakeholder management abilities through clear communication and visible leadership.

The chosen candidate will need to demonstrate that they have the experience and aptitude to manage a busy portfolio. You must have strong project management skills, as well as good interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with clinical and managerial leaders, patients, and service users.

You will be responsible for promoting University Hospitals Birmingham’s vision and values, setting a good example and showing those values via your leadership actions.

The Operations Manager is in charge of implementing the Trust’s Strategy, including ensuring the highest level of service uniformity across all relevant facilities, so that all of our patients receive equally high-quality care.


What is in it for you?

  • Employed at one of the largest NHS Trusts
  • Comprehensive induction, ongoing training, and professional growth.
  • To be a part of a team where you are valued and your opinions and thoughts make a difference.
  • on people’s life.
  • Public-sector pension
  • Staff Discounts
  • Access to immunisations such as Covid/flu.


About us.

We are acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading NHS Foundation Trusts. Our aim is to Build Healthier Lives, and we understand that we will require exceptional employees to achieve this.

Our dedication to our employees is to offer the ideal environment for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and well-being of our employees, including a commitment to provide flexible working arrangements when possible;
We provide our employees with a wide range of training and development options to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our employees are treated fairly and feel like they belong by providing a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. This is about equal opportunity; eradicating all barriers, including prejudice, and ensuring that each individual member of staff reaches their full potential, achieves their goals, and thrives in their jobs. This isn’t just words. We’re taking action. Our dedication to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation, where every voice is heard, and is pushed by our varied and active staff networks, as well as the Fairness Taskforce, which is managed by our CEO. We foster a culture that encourages employees to oppose discriminatory behaviour and allows people to contribute their “full self” to a kinder, more connected, and bolder place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a smoke-free hospital.


Job Description

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Person Specification



Educated at the degree level or equivalent



Postgraduate management experience or

comparable knowledge acquired through a

Combination of continuous professional

Development and training courses.

Considerable experience with knowledge

and familiarity with budget management.

Including sound working knowledge of

Revenue expenditure, budgets, and capital

This includes anticipating trends.

Experience of developing services

opportunities, through business planning.

Monitor and guide the

Implementation of Successful Change

Management processes

Evidence of delivering great standards.

Providing patient care

A strong awareness of clinical

Governance, Risk Management, and Health

and safety principles.

Evidence of success in management

in a multidisciplinary setting

Evidence of outstanding achievement,

Personal contribution to the organisation


Additional Criteria:


Ability to make autonomous decisions.

When appropriate.

Effective communication and influencing

talents, such as the ability to establish

Maintain good working relationships.

with colleagues from all levels of the


Excellent verbal and written skills.

Communication skills

Good presentation abilities, making use of

Software packages and the ability to meet

the needs of users at various levels

of comprehension.

Clear understanding of the NHS agenda.

Operational or organisational skills and

Ability to prioritise tasks under duress.

Ability to comprehend complex situations,

Problem solve and propose solutions.

Ability to work in a competitive market.

A commitment to improving the patient

services through the ability to maintain a

clear performance emphasis to achieve

difficult goals.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applicants from job seekers who require existing skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are encouraged and will be reviewed alongside all other applicants. For further information, visit the UK Visas and Immigration page.

From April 6, 2017, skilled worker applicants requesting for entrance clearance into the UK were required to show a criminal record certificate from each country where they had lived continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the previous ten years. This requirement also applies to adult dependents (those over the age of 18). Guidance can be found here. Criminal background checks for international candidates.