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Assistant Directorate Manager - Trauma and Orthopaedics

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join as Assistant Directorate Manager within the Trauma and Orthopaedics department. This is an innovative and dynamic directorate with a future strategy working towards a Single service across MFT.

We are looking for an outstanding individual with a proven track record, significant operational management experience and a proactive approach to fulfill this critical and rewarding role within the Directorate Management Team. You will be a self-motivated individual with the ability to perform in a rapidly changing environment whilst achieving challenging deadlines. You will be responsible for the day to day operational management within the Directorate in conjunction with the Directorate Manager.

If you are passionate about improving patient experience and transforming services with a commitment to deliver high quality care, we look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

Develop, implement and monitor recovery plans where necessary ? Introduce and put in practice new or revised policies in defined areas of responsibility .

Take a lead, with the support of the Directorate Manager, in capacity management/planning, devising activity planning models and liaising with the wider multidisciplinary team to ensure delivery of CSU activity plans.

Regularly review capacity to ensure we have sufficient levels to deliver the best possible experience to patients.

Provide general managerial advice and guidance throughout areas of responsibility.

Decide how best to achieve expected results within areas of responsibility using significant discretion within defined parameters.

Prioritise and plan an unpredictable workload with frequent interruptions, ensuring deadlines are met within agreed timescales and where there is a frequent requirement for concentration

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.6bn and is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating the most exceptional integrated health and social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond, we champion collaborative working and 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're proud to be one of the major academic research centres and education providers in England and Research and Innovation is the heart of all we do, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. We're also 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 and tackling climate change.

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.

Join us and you'll work with some of the best people in the NHS, thriving in a Trust united in its values, purpose and commitment to our patients and a drive for continual innovation and improvement.

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.

If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination. There is currently Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new employees may need to be vaccinated.

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



  • Knowledge of the Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset.
  • Knowledge of current NHS targets.


  • Knowledge of current NHS strategies and policies.



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development


  • Master's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Certificate in Management Studies or equivalent.



  • Substantial management experience
  • Experience of staff management
  • Experience of managing change and developing practice
  • Experience of working within complex organisations


  • Experience of managing budgets and advising budget holders of smaller delegated budgets



  • Ability to analyse data and trends to draw conclusions and assist decision-making.
  • Ability to explain and present complex analysis.
  • Demonstrable reporting writing and presentation skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Road


M8 5RB

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