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Assistant Directorate Manager, Sleep Service & Respiratory Diagnostics

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Division of Specialist Medicine at North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) is currently seeking a driven and ambitious individual to join the Directorate of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. With a dynamic and passionate team of clinical staff, nursing teams, healthcare scientists, other healthcare professionals and operational colleagues, the Directorate comprises of a varied and complex portfolio of clinical services. This is a brand-new and exciting role with day-to-day operational management responsibilities for the Sleep Service and Respiratory and Sleep Diagnostic Services within the hospital and within the new North Manchester Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC), both in the heart of North Manchester.

Reporting to the Directorate Manager and with line management responsibility for the Business Support Manager, you will hold operational responsibility for the development, operational management and performance management of the Sleep Service and Respiratory Physiology diagnostic services. With this responsibility comes the opportunity to work closely with innovative clinical leaders and clinical service managers to implement service improvements, achieve strategic goals and deliver quality led services to the local population and beyond. The opportunity to work to your strengths and expand your skills, knowledge and continued professional development could be yours.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the role include day to day oversight of performance, financial management, HR and leadership responsibilities, direct involvement with clinical governance processes, such as complaints, incidents, and risk management and overall operational management. This involves supporting the delivery of operational performance targets, working alongside our senior clinical sleep & respiratory physiologists, to manage/reduce diagnostic wait times, ensure appropriate access to services, enhance patient pathways and improve building relationships within our newly developed community diagnostic centre and implementing process/service improvement as required.

The post holder will work closely with the Directorate Manager and wider team to support the efficient and effective management of the Directorate with the aim to deliver improved performance, promote quality improvement and lead on specific projects and business developments. There are exciting opportunities to work alongside Clinical Leads and Clinical Directors to develop strategic plans and be involved in the business case processes, ensuring you're working towards Divisional and Hospital Strategic plans, objectives and targets.

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

Knowledge & Skills


  • Managing change and developing practice


  • Experience of working with multi disciplinary teams

Substantial Experience of an Acute Hospital


  • Significant Experience (graded 1-10)


  • Evidence of delivered projects/schemes



  • first level degree of equivalent experience


  • evidence of continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Road


M8 5RB

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