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Ward Manager - Ward D5

Job Reference: 349-NMGH-3627173

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum (pro rata)

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior nurse to further develop as a ward manager on a 14 bedded male Head and Neck/surgical ward. In July 2021 the ward recommenced caring for patients receiving major head and neck cancer surgery. A knowledge of tracheostomy care is desirable however not essential as tracheostomy training will be arranged for the successful candidate.

We would like applicants to be:

  • An effective, caring role model and mentor, promoting excellence
  • Able to utilise a variety of strategies to communicate effectively with staff and patients involved in their care.
  • Able to monitor and ensure a positive focused service incorporating patients’ feedback to improve patient care.
  • Able to have the ability to support a positive teaching and learning environment to enable your team to develop and provide excellent care
  • Skilled to promote and maintain high standards within the team.


The post holder will be expected to be flexible and open to changes, to identify opportunities for improvement and to play an active role in developing, implementing and sustaining improvements to working practices and patient care within the ward.


The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate a higher level of practice in both their direct care of patients and their professionalism. By demonstrating effective leadership, clinical expertise and innovation the post holder will support the ward team to deliver care which is patient centred, safe, and effective. In order to provide effective leadership the ward manager will work flexibly so that senior nursing presence is available for ward round and patient review activities.


We can offer training, flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment, in which to work and provide a number of benefits, some of which include:

- Support with on-going CPD
- Excellent Employee Health & Wellbeing support
- Car Leasing Scheme
- Annual personal development review to support career aspirations


This role requires the postholder to undertake duties within a care home setting. In accordance with the Coronavirus Act 2020, prior to the take up of this position. The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence they have received two doses of an authorised vaccine , or provide evidence of medical exemption in accordance with the Covid 19 Regulations. This verification will be required at or before interview / selection. Interested applicants must ensure this verification is available to be produced when requested.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Val Mcguigan

Job title: Matron for Surgery

Email address:

Telephone number: 078166079391

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.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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