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Lead Nurse (Adults)- Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Central Manchester Locality (MLCO) Lead Nurse (Adults) B8b

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Due to the planned flexible retirement of the current post holder we have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated senior nurse to apply for a job share. Working closely with the Locality Assistant Director, Clinical Director and Lead AHP and supported by community matrons, the post holder will provide clinical and professional leadership and support to a diverse range of adult and specialist nursing teams within the Community Locality which includes District Nursing, Evening and Night Nursing, Macmillan service, Chronic disease management, Learning Disability nursing, Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia service, Dental nursing, Manchester Community Response which includes intermediate care, CRISIS and discharge services. The Lead Nurse post also has operational responsibility for the Macmillan service and the Community Nursing Matron and Quality Matron.

As an integral member of the Central Manchester senior management team, you will provide nursing advice, professional oversight, management of nursing teams, and contributing innovative solutions to workforce and capacity management. You will ensure that the governance structures are in place to assure a high quality and clinically effective nursing provision.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide senior clinical and professional leadership and support to all nursing teams within the locality and work as an integral member of the senior management team alongside the Lead AHP and other leads. In addition to this, they will work closely with the wider network of Lead Nurses across the LCOs' footprint and within the corporate leadership team.

You will be responsible for the delivery, improvement, and maintenance of quality governance in the locality as well as ensuring high quality effective person-centred care to our population.

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



  • Current NMC 1st level registration
  • Relevant Master's degree or equivalent
  • Community Specialist Practitioner within relevant field of expertise


  • Teaching qualification
  • Management qualification
  • General management experience



  • Significant experience in a senior community nursing role with evidence of leading a variety of specialist nursing teams
  • Experienced in successfully managing the implementation of chang
  • Experience of professional leadership, leading to innovation in practice
  • Experience of partnership and interagency working
  • Experience of developing/delivering/monitoring and evaluating training programmes with clinical and non-clinical staff.


  • Experience in clinical audit

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



Levenshulme Health Centre


M19 3BS

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