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Junior LED in Sustainability Research Fellow

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 Per Annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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The MFT (Oxford Road Campus) Sustainability Research Fellowship in General Surgery is an exciting and unique opportunity funded from a grant from the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare - a national programme aimed at accelerating innovative technologies within the NHS.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will undertake a leading role in developing a Green Sustainability Agenda for NHS Elective Surgical Hubs as directed by Mr Anthony Chan, in collaboration with appropriate colleagues.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details

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



  • Experience of working in a hospital environment at Core Trainee or Junior Clinical Fellow grade or equivalent
  • Medical Degree


  • MRCS or equivalent
  • Previous General Surgery experience



  • Evidence of an interest in Research & Innovation and in Quality Improvement
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own work with minimal supervision
  • Evidence of good written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of working in a team


  • Distinctions or Prizes during undergraduate training
  • Research & Publications



  • Distinctions or Prizes during undergraduate training
  • Research & Publications



  • Full registration (or eligible for full registration) with the General Medical Council and Licensed to Practice

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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