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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/04/2021.

North West Genomic Medicine Service Alliance Medical Director

Job Reference: 349-COR-254-21

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
All medical disciplines
Greater Manchester, Manchester
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum

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.

Exciting leadership opportunity within the NHS North West Genomic Medicine Service Alliance.

Medical Director

Salary: Dedicated 5 PA commitment

The introduction of a national Genomic Medicine Service Alliance builds on the NHS contribution to the national 100,000 Genomes Project and the creation of 7 Genomic Laboratory Hubs to deliver a standardised and nationally commissioned test directory. The North West Genomic Medicine Service (GMS) Alliance will be hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a challenging time to work in healthcare and we are on an exciting mission to provide world-class healthcare to the people of the North West and to improve services, regionally, nationally and internationally. To realise all of our ambitions and transform exciting potential into impressive results, we need excellent leadership. The North West GMS Alliance is now seeking an experienced Medical Director.

Providing clinical leadership and direction for the medical component of the North West GMS Alliance you will ensure effective clinical input is provided to support both our mission. You will work in broadly across all stakeholders in the GMS Alliance, including collaborating with clinical partners, professional leads and patient representation. You will advocate for the North West GMS Alliance both internally and at external national and international medical groups and with other key stakeholder groups. This role plays a key role in maximising our influence and ability to shape our genomics agenda, ensuring alignment with priorities across the North West and nationally.

Championing high quality care, innovation and training, and with a commitment to the best outcomes for patients and development of the workforce you will ensure that our developing services are fit for the future.

About you

You’ll need to be a qualified Doctor with full GMC registration, and have significant experience as a Senior Clinical Leader with senior management experience.

You’ll have demonstrated an ability to deliver consistently on clinical effectiveness and patient safety and carry a strong track record of leading service improvement. We also expect you to be innovative, creative, focused on achievement and committed to collaboration, and have demonstrated exemplary behaviour consistent with the Trust values.

This role will represent an important next step in your career. In return for your dedication, you will enjoy our commitment to support your ongoing personal and professional development.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameStuart BaylissJob titleAlliance Director (Interim)Email addressstuart.bayliss@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number01612766129Additional contact information

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jane Eddleston, Medical Director, MFT via

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 £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

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.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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