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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/11/2020.

Arts Project Manager

Job Reference: 349-COR-474-20

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Arts and Health, Arts Project Manager
£31,365 - £37,890 pa pro rata

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Join our dynamic team and drive forward an award winning Built Environment Art + Design Programme at an outstanding NHS Trust.

As one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, MFT employs more than 23,000 staff working across nine hospitals and in the community, providing care for approximately 750,000 people every year.


Lime is a multi-award winning Arts and Health organisation with global recognition for excellence in the delivery of art + wellbeing projects in hospital and community healthcare settings. Established in 1973, and based at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) in central Manchester, Lime boasts a diverse portfolio of projects spanning 47 years. Lime has forged strategic partnerships within health, education and cultural sectors, both nationally and internationally and received numerous awards and recognition, including recently, a Highly Commended award from the Design and Health International Academy, multiple Building Better Healthcare awards including the 2019 shortlist for Best Collaborative Arts Project and winner of the international category ‘Patient Choice’ award and Best Collaborative Arts Project award 2018.


The post presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced and skilled project manager to deliver the Built Environment Arts Programme and make an important contribution toward MFT being recognised as a global landmark for culture and wellbeing in healthcare.


Lime is currently presented with new opportunity to integrate innovative art + design schemes across a broad range of major healthcare developments backed by significant multi-million-pound investments. It is an exciting opportunity to apply your expertise, join us at the beginning of an exciting journey and develop through a challenging and complex projects programme. With your help, Lime will build on existing and develop new art and design initiatives to extend the reach of our service for the benefit of 1000’s of NHS patients and staff alike.


The role


As the Built Environments Arts Project Manager, you’ll plan, develop and deliver an effective projects programme for our healthcare clients across MFT in line with Lime’s core vision and strategy and MFT key priority areas.


You will simultaneously manage and deliver a range of complex projects and work across a variety of key areas identifying new project opportunities and securing funding, monitoring projects, managing budgets, preparing reports and presenting complex data to key NHS stakeholders/partners, co-ordinating consultations, focus groups and workshops, managing project teams and preparing project briefs and commissioning contracts, contributing toward Lime’s evaluation framework and research objectives, all the while upholding a positive and professional approach to advocating arts and health across the Trust and in the public domain. 


Required skills and experience

We are looking for an individual with extensive project management experience upheld by a solid track record of delivering projects in the public realm. Experience of managing art + design projects in healthcare sector is desirable, but not essential.  You will have advanced knowledge of effective project management and adequate knowledge and experience of securing project funds and fundraising. You will evidence an ability to effectively manage others and resolve project issues when they arise.

Self- motivation and the ability to work autonomously, strong interpersonal, negotiation and collaborative skills and IT literacy are all essential. You’ll also need a degree and post grad qualification or equivalent Knowledge acquired through training + experience

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

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 race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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