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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/05/2021.

Senior Moving and Handling Adviser

Job Reference: 349-COR-337-21

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Senior Moving and Handling Advisor
Manchester, Manchester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum (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.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and most diverse Trusts in the country, employing over 25,000 staff across a variety of different hospital and community sites. The Trust operates a range of specialist, tertiary and community services, and is at the forefront of research and teaching.

In recent years the Trust has undergone significant changes with the development of our new state of the art hospitals as part of a Private Finance Initiative scheme and overall service transformations to provide a single hospital services across Manchester.

We are expanding our moving and handling team and have several important initiatives to deliver. An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Senior Moving and Handling Adviser within the Trust’s Health and Safety Team to assist the Group Lead in in improving standards of moving and handling, and in delivering a high quality, comprehensive moving and handling service to managers at all levels and across all areas of the organisation.

You will be involved in the delivery of training to staff, but this is a varied role and you will also be assisting in: creating policies/procedures and providing strategic advice; audit and quality assurance; advising and supporting managers; risk assessment in complex cases; monitoring moving and handling practice in the workplace.

Preferably a registered healthcare professional (or with significant relevant experience and qualifications), you will have an in-depth knowledge of legislation and healthcare issues as they apply to moving and handling to enable you to provide competent advice. The role is diverse, and you will need excellent communication skills to liaise with managers and staff at all levels, as well as other specialist advisers and external bodies. Experience, or a qualification, in the delivery of workplace training would be an advantage.

With a significant requirement to work on your own initiative, you will need to understand the dynamic challenges within a complex healthcare environment and use your expert judgement in managing sensitive and multifaceted situations.

We are passionate about protecting our staff, but also about focussing on better outcomes for our patients. We want to promote a vision of safer patient handling and mobility that improves outcomes for our service users. You will bring enthusiasm, energy and vision to support continuing improvements in moving and handling standards and promote a positive patient safety culture across the organisation.

The role is multi-sited with offices bases at the Oxford Road Campus, Wythenshawe Hospital, Trafford General Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital. There is a need to travel between sites and access to your own transport is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDrayton O'ConnerJob titleGroup Head of Moving and HandlingEmail addressdrayton.oconnor@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 276 4006

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.

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.

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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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