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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/08/2021.

Divisional Director Genomics

Job Reference: 349-SMH-3324631

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester
£75,914 - £87,754 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.

This is an exciting time to work at MFT, our teams are dedicated to working collaboratively to provide outstanding care and improve health outcomes for all patients. MFT is innovative and forward thinking, constantly looking to further improve the service delivered to patients


Saint Mary’s Hospital is looking to recruit an outstanding Divisional Director to join the management team . The Divisional Director is responsible to the Divisional Clinical Head for the direct delivery of all patient and diagnostic services within the Division. This involves ensuring that all operational performance targets, including waiting lists, finance, the quality of services to patients and improving services towards best practice standards within available income are achieved.


The Post Holder will work closely with the Divisional Clinical Head, the Head of Nursing or Heads of Midwifery, Director of HR & OD, Director of Finance, Clinical Directors, Directorate Managers, other Divisions, Directors and Corporate Directorates to achieve the Group objectives and will be expected to make a positive contribution to the provision of health services across the Group and the local and regional health and social care economy.


The Post Holder will be expected to be externally facing, providing leadership for the service and working closely with NHSE/I Genomics Unit, diagnostic delivery partners and regional stakeholders to ensure services are equitable and aligned to national and regional care priorities, including the NHS Long Term Plan.


This is an exciting and challenging senior position and the successful candidate will join the Division at a time of growth and integration that will ensure that MFT provides equitable clinical services across Manchester.

You will be a highly experienced and successful senior operational manager commanding strong credibility among clinicians and health leaders alike. Experience of the relevant clinical services would be an advantage but not essential. With an excellent track record of transforming services to facilitate outstanding patient care and quality standards you will also be adept at managing both financial and performance targets.


With compassionate and inclusive leadership, the successful candidate will model the Trust’s values and behaviours to continuously improve health outcomes, and the quality of the patient experience.

This may well be your next step towards a Director role, and you will be supported in your own CPD at both a local and MFT Group level via a development programme to achieve your ambitions.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMaureen WainJob titleDeputy Director of OperationsEmail addressmaureen.wain@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number01612766124

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.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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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