This job has expired

Directorate manager - Urgent Care & Patient Flow

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) is changing, not only with the development of a new multi-million-pound Health and Well-Being campus, but also in our approach to delivering innovative approaches to managing Urgent Care and providing the best experience for our patients.

NMGH is an exceptional place to work where you can feel trusted and valued. The Urgent Care Division is looking to recruit an exceptional Directorate Manager to support the development and delivery of Urgent Care and to build on its successes.

Main duties of the job

The Directorate Manager will provide senior leadership and direction as well as strategic and operational management for all staff within their portfolio to ensure the provision of a modern and patient-focused service.The post holder will ensure that all resources allocated to the Directorate and its services are used efficiently and effectively and will be responsible for performance management and improvement within their areas of responsibility.The post holder will work interdependently with both clinical and non-clinical teams to develop and promote systems to ensure that safe services are provided in line with best practice guidelines and policy. The post holder will also promote a culture that focuses on the provision of high-quality patient-centred services. Fundamental within this role is a responsibility to ensure that there is a relevant system for performance management for all aspects of change processes and team development.The post holder will support the Divisional Director by taking lead responsibility for Departmental patient flow, operational aspects of business, financial, activity and performance management as well as the strategic planning of all aspects of the business agenda. The post holder will be responsible for initiating any necessary action to ensure that the service is delivered within the budget available, and for negotiating and managing income streams.

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

Job Purpose
  • As part of the triumvirate team working with the Directorate Clinical Lead and Lead Nurse you are responsible for leading the development of the Urgent Care Directorate within the Division to deliver a high quality patient focused service.
  • To work closely with the Divisional Management Team and triumvirate to ensure optimum and high-level ongoing performance in line with corporate objectives and evidence based best
  • As delegated by the Divisional Management Team, to lead and deliver relevant projects of service development and improvement working across all Directorates within the Division.
  • Responsible for performance management of the Directorate, ensuring robust systems and processes are in place to support the effective monitoring of activity and
  • Responsibility for the efficient and effective use of resources within the Directorate including development of robust recovery planning where deviation

On call duties as appropriate to the role.

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



  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience in an Acute setting


  • Masters Degree or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Rd


M8 5RB

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert