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Senior Care Navigator

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per anum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Care Navigator service in Manchester is part of the Integrated Neighbourhood Teams of which there are 12 across Manchester , 4 in each Locality of Manchester. The service offers a community facing service with focus on delivering a seamless interface between primary care, hospital and community health , social care and other statutory services, ensuring the people of Manchester have access to the right services at the right time in the right location.

The post holder will proactively work together with services across boundaries to ensure people are kept in the community through reducing the need for formal health and social care provision. Activities will include admission avoidance/prevention alongside community teams, admission deflection at the front door of hospitals and facilitated discharge from the hospital wards.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Care Navigator has responsibility for ensuring appropriate caseload management across the Locality, and responsibility for planning to meet capacity and demand across the service.

The Senior Care Navigator will work closely with the Citywide Care Navigation Lead and Integrated Neighbourhood Leads to develop and implement new pathways to support the co-ordinated care pathway.

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



  • Degree level education or equivalent knowledge acquired through training and experience
  • Understanding of wider Health and Social Care legislation and initiative
  • Understanding of the impact of inequality on health and wellbeing
  • A minimum of 2 years experience of working 1-1 with patients/service users
  • Experience in supervising the work of others.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience of caseload management
  • Experience & understanding of safeguarding
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive/confidential information
  • Ability to travel across Manchester on a regular basis


  • Project Management Qualifications
  • Social Prescribing Qualification
  • Experience of delivering Training

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


To be decided

To be decided


M21 9NJ

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