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Head of Nursing - Trafford, Wthington & Altrincham

Band 8C

Main area
Band 8C
37.5 hours per week
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£59,090 - £71,243 p.a. (pro rata)
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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

 Head of Nursing - Trafford, Withington & Altrincham

Trafford, Withington & Altrincham Hospital sites

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Band 8C

37.5 hours

Shape a bright future for nursing in a unique new Trust

As England’s largest NHS Trust and the third largest provider of specialist services, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has a vital mission to provide world-class healthcare. Our Single Hospital Service will make real and lasting improvements to health outcomes and quality of life across the city of Manchester and that’s why we’re seeking an exceptional Nurse leader to join our mission.

Are you highly motivated, dynamic and looking to make a real difference to patient and staff experience?

Are you able to inspire and motivate teams?

This is a key nursing post, supporting the WTWA Director of Nursing, Deputy Director of Nursing, and Divisional Heads of Nursing to continue to develop our WTWA nursing teams to achieve new levels of excellence.

This is an opportunity for an existing experienced senior nurse to extend their portfolio of experience.  The role is key to maintaining strong professional oversight and governance across our hospital sites, specifically Trafford, Withington & Altrincham,  whilst supporting our nursing teams to come together, as we move forward with the integration of all WTWA services in to our three clinical Divisions.

Delivery of excellence in patient care, service improvement and nursing workforce development are key priorities for this role, maximising the nursing contribution and continuously improving the patient and service user experience. We aim to deliver ‘best in class’ for our patients and strive to become an employer of choice for staff.

The successful candidate will have significant senior nursing experience, display excellent communication skills, be highly motivated and passionate and able to evidence involvement and strong professional leadership in high impact change. Professional development and investment in this key leadership role will be supported, with a bespoke programme designed to meet the needs of the successful candidate. The role will be based on the Trafford Hospital Site with the ability to travel and provide visible leadership across all sites within WTWA.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Amanda Wood, Director of Nursing

Via Janet Wild on 0161 291 2029 /


If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 4718