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Clinical Director for Pathology

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic, inclusive, and innovative Clinical Director for the BHRUT Pathology Directorate. We are looking for a candidate who would like to develop their career further as a visible senior leader in the North East London region and work clinically as a consultant within a recognised pathology speciality. We would welcome applications from a haematologist, histopathologist or microbiologist. The role will shape the strategic direction for the service and will provide professional leadership and direction for all pathology staff employed by the Trust.

You will report into the Clinical Group Director and work closely with the Care Group Director of Operations and Nursing/Healthcare Professionals. Your ability and experience of driving and successfully achieving change will enable you to provide the leadership and strategic direction required to bring together our teams in the delivery of a patient-focused, cost-effective and high-quality service.

You will hold a relevant professional registration and will have successfully managed within an acute NHS setting. You must have the ability to be creative and innovative to generate opportunities for the service and have experience of involvement with strategic planning processes.

Main duties of the job

The Pathology Clinical Director is a senior leadership role providing leadership and direction to the pathology directorate consisting of multiple clinical services/ laboratories located across Queen's and King George Hospitals, and other satellite sites.

The post holder will work to ensure plans for provision of Pathology services are implemented and monitored for effectiveness across the Trust, with a particular focus on providing high quality, safe, well-governed, productive and cost-effective services which support the Trust in delivering its strategic objectives.

Whether you are an experienced Clinical director or are looking to step up from a Lead consultant role then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Our vision is to provide outstanding healthcare to our community, delivered with pride. To do this we need to have outstanding people who share a common set of values and aspirations.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings for urgent and emergency care at Queen's and King George hospitals and data released by NHS England showed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Clinical Director is a senior leadership role providing leadership and direction in Pathology consisting of multiple clinical services located across Queens and King George Hospitals, and other satellite sites.

Please see attached Job Description for more information.

Person Specification
Experience/ Knowledge

  • Significant clinical experience at a senior level.
  • Significant experience of leadership and management.
  • Experience in developing and managing high quality patient
  • A broad understanding of the systems for primary care, social care and commissioning


  • Track record of achieving financial targets

Capabilities (skills/abilities)

  • Able to establish and sustain effective strategic direction.
  • Demonstrable inclusive and compassionate leadership skills
  • Able to think and act strategically and to articulate a clear vision and sense of direction.
  • Able to lead continuous change and improvement in services, encouraging the use of new clinical and service technologies with a multidisciplinary team.


  • Consultant status
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of the NHS, its infrastructure and the recent reforms
  • Postgraduate management diploma or equivalent


  • Leadership / Management qualification or equivalent experience




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