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Lead Transformation Manager

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Manchester Royal Infirmary is recruiting a Lead Transformation Manager who will play a crucial part in working across the hospital on our transformation and improvement programmes.

The postholder will be a key member of Manchester Royal Infirmary's Transformation Team which is responsible for providing leadership and delivery of transformation programmes and projects, and Building A Culture of Continuous Improvement across the hospital. Our current Transformation Plan includes programmes focused on Urgent and Emergency Care, Outpatients and Theatres transforming services, driving productivity and efficiency, delivering Value for Patients and optimising the potential of Hive, our single electronic patient record system which went live across MFT in September 2022.

Main duties of the job

What we are looking for:
  • A credible Transformation Manager with strong change programme and project management experience and demonstrable leadership skills
  • Knowledge of improvement methods and proven track record of problem solving, creating ideas and implementing service and/or quality improvements
  • Skills in using improvement methodologies and data to understand and improve processes
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as supporting, coaching and motivating staff to drive forward continuous improvement
  • Experience of design, management and delivery of transformation and improvement programmes
  • An ability to pass improvement skills onto others through formal and informal training.
  • Good communication skills, demonstrating oral, written and presentation skills with a high degree of personal credibility and sensitivity.

Informal discussions and visits are welcome so you can understand more about what we do and how we work.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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.

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 level of experience
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development


  • oEducated to Masters Level or equivalent level of experience (eg Business, Management, HR)



  • Proven track record of delivering change projects and Project Management Experience
  • Practical experience of Change Management
  • Examples of facilitating collaborative working
  • Proven planning and organising experience
  • Performance management including monitoring of delivery to timescales
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel, to analyse data and draw out key issues and Powerpoint to present and communicate to a wide audience


  • Examples of leading on service improvement/workforce redesign projects
  • Examples of leading multi-disciplinary team projects including senior clinical staff



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work multi-disciplinary environments
  • Highly developed, negotiating and influencing skills, overcoming barriers to understanding and acceptance, and reaching agreements
  • Experience of working in a NHS trust or a similar healthcare setting
  • Understanding of NHS Information Systems
  • Knowledge of NHS data models
  • Knowledge of complex administrative processes
  • Knowledge of workforce re-design or service improvement methodology/tools.


  • Experience of devising training and development plans to support sustainable change
  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control

Personal Characteristics


  • Demonstrate drive and energy
  • Ability to motivate others and mange resistance to change
  • Ability to gain confidence and credibility of a range of professionals
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic to learn/develop further
  • Proven ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure
  • Ability to communicate at all levels requiring tact and diplomacy to achieve results
  • Demonstrable customer awareness

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Foundation Trust

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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