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Senior Project Manager and Engagement Lead

Job Reference: 349-COR-3630474

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 28,000 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 National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and East Cheshire (NIHR CRN Greater Manchester) is looking for a highly motivated and organised individual to work within our newly established Direct Delivery Team. In this role you will transform research delivery across Primary Care, Social Care, and Non-NHS sites. This programme will bring research closer to our communities and will explore innovative delivery models to ensure we are offering our population equity to access cutting edge research.

Your excellent engagement experience with a variety of stakeholders will be paramount to success. You will be spearheading the engagement and promotion of research in Primary Care, Social Care, Community services through working with both NHS and Non-NHS sites. Inspiring passion and motivation will be vital to successfully bringing research closer to our communities to ensure people with the most need have the opportunity to take part in research. You will use your excellent leadership skills and project management skills to ensure successful delivery of the transforming research agenda. It will be fast-paced, complex and dynamic work but will bring huge job satisfaction.

Please watch these short videos explaining the purpose of the Transforming Research Delivery programme, and a little more about the role.


Apply now to be part of our dynamic and ambitious team!

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 or to arrange an informal visit to understand more about our organisation.



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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