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Community Equipment
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
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£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
18/07/2018 23:59
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Operational Manager

Band 7

We are one of the largest Mental Health, Physical Health, Learning Disabilities and Social Care Trusts in the country. Working closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate during recruitment, and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respectfulness and Enthusiasm (CARE). The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.


A vacancy has arisen for an Operational Manager within the CEDAS Department of the Liverpool & South Sefton Community Division, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. The management role will specifically cover Liverpool Community Equipment and Liverpool Wheelchair Services. 

This is a varied and challenging position and the Trust is looking for a professional, competent, energetic, dynamic and highly motivated person to manage the effective day to day operational and logistical management, supporting clinical services and leading a team of departmental staff for Warehouse, Asset Management, Transport, Decontamination, Refurbishment, Systems and Customer Services. 

The ideal person will have an in-depth understanding of the public procurement process, solid commercial awareness and operational management/logistical experience, as well as substantial team management skills and experience. You will be an experienced individual with drive and energy to enable the services to be the best in class with the aim of delivering operational excellence and customer satisfaction. The Operational Manager will be responsible for onsite outbound /inbound logistics operations.  This is a 7 day week operation requiring an experienced individual to lead the team to achieve all KPI's and budgetary targets for the year, whilst implementing and managing all site operations.

To meet the challenges of this role you will be a results orientated manager able to work to tight deadlines and have demonstrable achievements within your career to date.  You will have worked within a fast paced distribution environment and will be expected to deliver a reliable, effective and efficient community equipment service.  This will involve excellent operational, logistical and management skills, the ability to demonstrate experience of developing teams within a Logistics environment and thriving in a highly reactive environment.

The Operational Manager will be required to work across two sites therefore the ability to travel for work purposes is essential.

Shortlisting is planned for 19th July 2018.

Interviews are planned for 23rd July 2018.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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For further information please contact Janet Anderson on 07770 585689

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