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Health services and public health managers and directors

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£9,880 pile of coins

Age 35

£47,320 pile of coins

Age 50

£59,280 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £41,600

What does this career do?

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.

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.

Current entry requirements

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.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2017)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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