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HR Operational Manager

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Wythenshawe, Trafford, Withington and Altrincham (WTWA) Hospitals HR and OD team has an exciting opportunity for a HR Operational Manager to join the team who will support on a number of exciting workforce programmes across our services.

The post holder will be responsible for:

- The provision of high quality strategic and operational workforce support.

- Ensuring best practice people management within their areas of responsibility and across the wider workforce function.

- HR expertise to develop innovative people solutions to support business plans and strategy, in partnership with the Senior HR Business Partners.

- Liaising with other HR colleagues to maintain effective communication links, ensuring that best practice is shared and developed and to facilitate cross-cover of HR services.

- Management of a complex employee relations case load.

- Support the Operational Team in the delivery of the operational and transformational Human Resources services are aligned within Divisional and corporate areas, to promote partnership working and the delivery of a proactive and customer centered service, which improves both the service and the patient experience.

We are looking for an experienced NHS HR professional to join our HR team on a permanent basis.

As part of MFT there are a variety of development opportunities that you will be able to access to continue to develop your professional skills.

Main duties of the job

You will oversee ER cases and help to lead initiatives that support the delivery of the People Plan.

You will manage a team consisting of a Assistance HR Business Partners and HR Advisors.

You will work in partnership with your Senior HR Leadership Team

While you will of course have the pre-requisite skills and knowledge, a 'can do', agile and innovative approach is essential to support the HR operational continuous service improvement and development.

Experience of working in a large complex group structure is desirable.

You must be willing to travel to any of our hospitals on an occasional basis.

The role is primarily based at Wythenshawe Hospital, with travel to other sites as required and agile working (dependent on the needs of the service).

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 attached 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

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent.
  • MCIPD Qualified
  • Evidence of post grad CPD


  • Masters degree in HR related field.



  • Experience of evaluating and reviewing HR systems, policies and processes in order to achieve improved functionality
  • Experience of providing generalist HR advice.
  • Evidence of being involved in organisational change issues.
  • Evidence of change management experience.
  • Evidence of experience in the handling of disciplinary and grievance issues.
  • Experience of working with employee representatives in the management of individual performance/career management issues and in negotiation and consultation processes.


  • HR Experience in the NHS preferably in an acute setting.



  • Provide leadership with a strong focus on timely delivery of outcomes and achievements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with others as part of a team and with the ability to influence others
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Project Management Skills



  • Knowledge and understanding of key NHS issues including national and local policy drivers
  • Thorough understanding of contemporary HR Practices
  • Specialist knowledge and in depth understanding of employment legislation, HR policies and practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge and awareness of Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and its functionalities
  • Knowledge of NHS Jobs, AfC terms and Conditions, Medical & Dental Terms and Conditions, Job Evaluation and Analysis
  • Knowledge of the Business Partner model


  • Knowledge of the Consultant Contract and SAS Terms and Conditions
  • Knowledge of EWTD, and junior medical staffing.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust




M23 9LT

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