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Operational Manager - Lung Cancer Screening

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Per annum
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work in a service where we diagnose lung cancer early and save people's lives?

We currently have 1 x full time permanent role.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of the expanded Greater Manchester Targeted Lung Health Check programme. This award-winning programme delivers lung cancer screening to people aged between 55 and 74 years old, who have ever smoked in their lifetimes, from mobile clinics in the community.

This post will be mainly based in mobile clinics in the community in the North-West sector of Greater Manchester (covering Wigan, Bolton and Salford localities). Training and induction will be completed at Wythenshawe hospital and at mobile sites (supermarkets and football stadiums) in North Manchester and Tameside & Glossop localities. Travel payments will be made for any travel completed above home to base mileage. Also MFT has lease car options available to successful postholders through the NHS Fleet Solutions car leasing salary sacrifice scheme.

You will receive an enhanced induction and training package and be part of an established team with support for you to thrive in your role and contribute to improved patient care, health, and quality of life.

Main duties of the job


Degree or equivalent qualification or equivalent level of knowledge.

Management qualification or working towards or able to demonstrate significant experience of working in a management role.

Evidence of continuing professional development

Knowledge and Skills

Ability to provide training for others on the local systems and databases

Ability to produce work of a high standard to tight deadlines

Attention to detail in order to use questioning and analytical ability

Highly developed written communication skills, including report, briefing paper and SOP writing

Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing (e-mails) with a wide range of people, including senior medical staff, other health care professionals, managers, patients and people from other organisations

Ability to complete data collection, collation and analysis as required within this post.

IT literate and able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, TEAMs, PowerPoint, e-mail and the internet

Effective management / leadership and organisational skills

Effective time management skills and the ability to prioritise own workload

Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust 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 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.

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



  • Proven record of professional development through various admin roles over a minimum of 2 years


  • Management qualification



  • Sound knowledge base of the current issues within the NHS/other Healthcare settings, values and principles of timely access for the population.

Training and experience


  • Experience of working within a number of areas within the NHS or a similar organisation
  • 18 months experience in similar management roles
  • Good understanding of performance targets
  • Proven record of service improvement


  • Project management experience
  • Experience of managing change
  • Business plan development

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to analyse, interpret, and action information
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure


  • Experience of working with PAS, Lorenzo and EPR

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital


M23 9LT

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