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Senior Operational Manager

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like an opportunity to focus your career in a dynamic and fast paced environment within Respiratory Directorate at Wythenshawe Hospital?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and proactive individual to join the leadership team responsible for the Respiratory Directorate at Wythenshawe, Trafford, Withington & Altrincham Hospitals.

The post will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of operational issues and management of performance targets at a very exciting time for our Division.

The successful applicant will have experience of managing a team excellent communication skills, meeting performance targets and deadlines, and a strong aptitude for change. You will need excellent organisational skills to co-ordinate the delivery of a comprehensive, high quality service for our patients. You will manage information in relation to the patient pathways, act as point of escalation with the senior management team, and support service development projects within the Division.

Main duties of the job

Develop initiatives and manage the implementation of projects to continuously improve specialist services and improve facilities and working practices to meet service delivery plans.

Develop and implement plans in conjunction with Specialty Leads and the Directorate Manager to ensure capacity meets demand and patient experience is paramount.

Ensure that administration support for the directorate is delivered efficiently and effectively, reporting issues to the Directorate Manager and implementing steps to improve administration support as necessary.

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



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience


  • Recognised leadership or management qualification



  • Experience of management of clinical services and working with medical staff
  • Experience of managing administrative and support staff
  • Contributing to improvements in service standards and patient experience
  • Experience of developing innovative and lasting solutions to operational and performance issues.
  • Experience of budget and human resource management


  • Experience of waiting list and activity monitoring
  • Experience of Finance and cost improvement programmes



  • Effective verbal, written communication to clinical staff, patients and carers and work colleagues
  • Ability to motivate staff and demonstrate effective and positive leadership


  • Excellent management skills and ability to manage conflict



  • High level knowledge of patient and hospital administration systems


  • Knowledge of national and local initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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