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Training and Clinical Liaison Officer

Job Reference: 349-CSS-1012-19

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Biomedical Sciences
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six 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

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It’s all here for you to discover at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). As the UK’s largest trust, we offer unparalleled career opportunities, a great work/life balance in one of the country’s most exciting cities – and the chance to do something unique with your knowledge.

As one of the two proposed hubs for Greater Manchester, you will have the opportunity to work in one of the largest and most forward looking Laboratory Medicine Division’s in the country.

Are you experienced in training and development? Do you have the skills to communicate to a large audience of different professional groups? Are you an experienced leader in Biomedical Science?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, self-motivated individual to join the Divisional Management Team at the Oxford Road Campus of MFT.

The successful candidate will work with the Divisional Management Team to ensure the Division is up to date and forward thinking in its educational programme and development of its workforce. We strongly believe in developing our staff through education, training and CPD. You will act as the training lead for Biomedical Scientists, Medical Laboratory Aides (MLA) and A&C staff across the division and you will be required to liaise with local universities, colleges and other education providers as well as colleagues across MFT to ensure we are at the frontline of workforce development across Greater Manchester through the provision of programmes such as apprenticeships and T levels as well as offering work experience and placements in association with local education providers.

You will also act as the Divisional support for clinical liaison activities, to facilitate and promote access to the Divisional services. You will be required to liaise with our colleagues across the Trust through various groups and communication methods to ensure we are meeting their needs and providing a quality, safe service delivering the right result for the right patient at the right time.

As a senior member of the Divisional management team you will also be required to act as an ambassador for the Division where required and to provide feedback to the divisional team as and when required.

We are looking for a visionary leader with excellent communication skills and a training qualification or experience in training and development. You will be HCPC registered, and have significant knowledge of current issues in Laboratory Medicine workforce education and qualifications with a good awareness of current issues in the pathology service, health and safety legislation and UKAS standards.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Whitehouse - Transformational Lead on or 0161 7010912

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.

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

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