Health services and public health managers and directors

£53,040

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

38

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

0.80%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

Managers and directors in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of health care providers and purchasers at both district and unit levels.

Qualifications

Entrants require a degree or equivalent qualification, a professional qualification and/or relevant experience. Off- and on-the-job training is provided through management training schemes. The nature of schemes varies between regions and occupational areas.

Typical tasks

  • implements policies of the board, ensures statutory procedures are followed, with particular emphasis on patient safety and the management of risk;
  • liaises with health care professionals to determine short and long-term needs and how to meet these objectives within budgetary constraints;
  • oversees the day-to-day management of the unit or service and provides leadership to staff;
  • uses statistical information to monitor performance and assist with planning;
  • negotiates and manages contracts with providers and purchasers of health care services;
  • manages staff, including recruitment, appraisal and development;
  • monitors and reports upon the effectiveness of services with a view to improving the efficiency of health care provision;
  • coordinates the promotion of public health and wellbeing in the actions and policies of public agencies and their social partners;
  • monitors and reports upon the state of public health and wellbeing.

Common job titles

Manager, sector (health authority: hospital service)
Manager (health authority)
Manager, service, hospital
Director, nursing
Manager (hospital service)
Manager, site, clinical
Manager, general, unit (health authority: hospital service)
Manager, information (health authority: hospital service)
Manager (nursing services)
Manager, service (health authority)
Director of nursing services
Manager, care, health
Manager, vaccination
Manager, governance, clinical
Director of nursing
Manager, screening, health (health authority: hospital service)
Manager, services, limb
Manager, care (health authority: hospital service)
Manager, services, clinical
Manager, locality (health authority: hospital service)
Director of clinical services
Director, operations (health authority)
Superintendent (hospital service)
Manager, services, hospital, area
Manager, support
Manager, district (health authority: hospital service)
Commissioner (health authority)
Manager, operations (hospital)
Manager, service, health
Manager, centre, postgraduate (health authority: hospital service)
Manager, clinical
Director, non-executive (health authority: hospital service)
Manager, healthcare

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.