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Quality Manager

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic, experienced, Quality Manager to join our team. This post will be based in Manchester at the Saint Mary's Centre but the post holder will oversee the quality and UKAS accreditation at both our Manchester and Liverpool SARC sites. The Saint Mary's SARC services at Manchester and Liverpool deliver high quality medical, therapeutic and forensic services for children, young people and adults who have experienced sexual violence.

The successful applicant should have experience in working in a quality management environment.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated, resourceful individual with a desire to ensure that a quality management system is implemented, maintained and complies with the FSR standards and ISO 15189. They will also provide advice to technical staff to ensure the requirements of accreditation are achieved and maintained. The successful applicant will lead staff in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures and method validation. They will also plan, manage, and maintain an audit and proficiency testing schedule.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable


  • Educated degree level or relevant experience
  • Extensive understanding of standards it relates to UKAS ISO 15189 registration and accreditation and Forensic Science Regulator's Code of Practice
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Quality Systems and the process of external accreditation
  • Experience in quality management
  • Experience of writing Quality System policies and procedures
  • Ability to assess and interpret complicated and conflicting information and use judgement where appropriate
  • Ability to write and present complex reports and to critically analyse and communicate ideas in complex situations
  • IT, information, project, and time management skills


  • Proven knowledge of national and local Quality priorities and improvement schemes.
  • Experience in creating and storing record in formats acceptable to regulators
  • Experience of developing strategies, policies, and business plans
  • Experience of working alongside external colleagues and regulatory bodies
  • Qualifications and courses associated with Quality Improvement/ Service Improvement
  • Experience of risk management

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