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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/08/2021.

Senior Project Manager and Engagement Lead

Job Reference: 349-COR-3248617

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Research & Innovation
CityLabs 1.0, Manchester
£38,890 - £44,503 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.

Senior Project Manager and Engagement Lead [subject to Agenda for Change approval]

The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester (NIHR CRN GM) is looking for a highly motivated and organised individual to work with our newly established Direct Delivery Team, transforming research in Non-NHS and Primary Care across Greater Manchester. This programme will bring research closer to our community and explore different delivery models to ensure we are offering our population equity in access to cutting edge research.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. The NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS in England, tasked with supporting the rapid set-up and effective conduct of studies enabling researchers to gather the robust evidence needed to improve treatments for NHS patients. The NIHR Clinical Research Network is led by a national Coordinating Centre, and operates through 15 Local Clinical Research Networks.

Your excellent leadership, communication skills and change management skills will be paramount to success, and you will be great at building effective relationships at all levels. A flexible approach and ability to work well under pressure will stand you in good stead. This is an ambitious agenda so you will need to be proactive and set high expectations in terms of delivery. It will be fast-paced, complex and dynamic work but will bring huge job satisfaction.

Diversity and inclusion at MFT

It is vital that our workforce is reflective of the population that we serve, so we hold an unwavering ambition to be a trusted employer for colleagues from every background. Discrimination has no place in our workplaces, so we celebrate diversity and we promote equality of opportunity. As an inclusive employer who values the contribution of every individual, you will find a workplace that is both friendly and supportive.

Apply to join us

If you’re ready to take on the biggest challenge of your career, and you have the relevant skills and knowledge to excel in this role, then we would be delighted to receive your application. Alternatively, if you’d like to discuss this role further, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Selection process

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by email with further details of the selection process. This process will be carried out either onsite at the location of the role or, more commonly at the moment, via MS Teams, so you will be required to have access to this software.

*Please note, this post is subject to Agenda for Change approval*


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLauren GledhillJob titleIndustry Operations ManagerEmail

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.

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