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Service Manager - Cardiology Directorate

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity within Cardiology , Cardiac Division which is part of Wythenshawe, Trafford, Withington & Altrincham (WTWA) Hospitals Group as part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust to appoint a Service Manager based at Wythenshawe Hospital.

This role is a great opportunity for those looking to progress in a career in operational management and if this is something you are looking to progress in, we would love to hear from you.

Within Cardiology at MFT, there are currently a number of service changes ongoing, providing the opportunity to be involved in a number of projects and pieces of work which will be varied and interesting. Specifically we are currently focusing on reducing our long waits across the service, enhancing our single hospital service, and streamlining our processes such as Booking & Scheduling.

Main duties of the job

Your role will include providing administration and business management support to the operational manager with a view to maintaining and continually developing performance within the Service. The post holder will be expected to liaise with a wide range of healthcare professionals, nursing support and administration teams on a day to day basis to assist with waiting list targets, managing operations and service improvement.

Knowledge of the referral to treatment targets is essential as you will have a hand in directly managing PTLs and as the key management link to our dedicated administrative teams, you will be supporting the teams in helping us manage the patient pathways in Cardiology.

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



  • ILM Level 3 in Management and Leadership or Equivalent


  • Business or IT Qualification



  • Experience working in the Hospital Administration setting
  • Experience of managing and supervising a team
  • Experience of working with medical staff and health care professionals
  • Experience of working to deadlines and targets
  • Experience of managing front line complaints and assisting with investigating incidents


  • Extensive experience supporting patient outpatient and inpatient services
  • Experience of Finance and supporting income/expenditure



  • Ability to interpret performance information and develop actions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills and ability to plan and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • IT skills including basic Microsoft Office- awareness of data quality issues.
  • Ability to work under pressure/deadlines capacity for staff motivation.


  • Excellent management skills and ability to manage conflict



  • High level knowledge of patient and hospital administration systems
  • Understanding of local governance
  • Have an understanding of confidentiality and data protection


  • Knowledge of national and local patient targets

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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