The Med Shed

Director of Operations

THE WORKING DAY

You work in the corporate service department at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and arrive at Hull Royal Infirmary at 9am for a meeting with other senior management. You discuss national healthcare targets and ways to improve patient experiences across Hull and East Yorkshire.

After listening to ideas, you suggest Hull Royal is extended to house new medical equipment and an additional reception. You believe investing in new facilities is likely to increase numbers of patients choosing to be treated here and will therefore be a financially sensible choice. The group asks for more information, so you begin researching similar projects and their outcomes.

You love playing a key role in shaping healthcare in your area and being responsible for improving patient care.

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE ME?

You’re confident, responsible and a good leader. You can think up clever solutions for problems, be a tough negotiator if necessary and communicate well with others.

WHAT'S NEXT?

You’ll usually need five 9-4 (A*-C) grade GCSEs (or the equivalent), so you can apply for at least two A-Levels (or the equivalent) at college or 6th form.

Gaining at least two A-Levels (or equivalent level 3 qualifications) is a good idea, in order to take a degree — preferably in business management or similar, relevant subjects.