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Associate Head of Legal - Inquests

Employer
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wythenshawe
Salary
Depending on experience Pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a keen, enthusiastic, highly motivated solicitor or legal executive to join the Healthcare Legal Team at Manchester NHS Foundation NHS Trust.

The role is a full time post. This role provides essential legal support and advice as part of a busy team specialising in inquests and healthcare legal advice.

The role requires the postholder to manage a caseload of complex inquests, supervise junior members of the team and provide healthcare legal advice on a wide range of topics.

Main duties of the job

We are recruiting to the role of Associate Head of Legal to join the newly formed specialist legal team providing support for inquests across the Trust. There will also be a requirement to provide healthcare legal advice and support to various sites across the Trust.

The role requires the postholder to manage a caseload of inquests, varying in complexity and involving the attendance at the Coroner's court on occasions, to represent the Trust. The role will require strong team working and supervision of junior members of the team. The postholder will need to provide advice on a wide range of healthcare legal matters, including supporting with Court of Protection and High Court applications. The postholder will be required to manage various key stakeholder relationships.

The role will report to the Specialty Head of Legal and provides an excellent opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge across a broad portfolio of inquest cases and advisory work, within a busy and supportive working environment.

For an informal discussion:- please contact Emma Mather, Head of Legal - Inquests and Advisory - emma.mather@mft.nhs.uk

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 resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Qualified solicitor/ legal exec
  • High level knowledge of the MCA
  • Litigation / inquest experience
  • Experience of clinical and/or corporate governance


Desirable

  • NHS in house experience


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wythenshawe Hospital - Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Southmoor Road

Wythenshawe

M23 9LT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

349-COR-V4852368

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