Leadership Q&A: Manchester University Foundation Trust

Published: 23 Oct 2017 By Sir Michael Deegan

Sir Michael Deegan, group chief executive of Manchester University Foundation Trust, says the position of hospital chief executive officer for the Manchester Royal Infirmary will give the successful candidate the chance to form a legacy of high quality healthcare

Why this role? 

Setting standards that other trusts will hope to imitate, the position of hospital chief executive officer for the Manchester Royal Infirmary offers a depth of career satisfaction that is quite exceptional. This crucial role will define how the hospital continues to work, bringing world class services to the local community. 

This is a rare and unique opportunity to take on a high profile role that has the scope to define the future of the Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital. You will have the opportunity to build and develop a new dynamic and high performing team that will shape how our services will look in both the immediate and distant future, plus you will be entrusted with forging water tight relationships with the wider public services across Manchester.

We’re committed to a new collaborative style of working in which you will be supported to nurture partnerships and pursue innovation. These factors make for one very unique and dynamic role that is quite unmatchable – with a shared vision that has the potential to save lives and inspire other hospitals to change the way they work. 

Why this trust?

Following on from the merger between University Hospitals of South Manchester FT and Central Manchester University Hospitals FT, we are now one of the largest organisations in the NHS. What that translates to is better services for the people of Manchester, Trafford and beyond, and better career prospects for our employees.

We’re committed to providing a Single Hospital Service that benefits from the removal of organisational boundaries, with hospitals free to combine high calibre and compassionate care with effective and efficient results. We also place great emphasis on research and innovation, with the benefits of precision medicine and shared resources being passed down to the patients.

All of this equates to a progressive environment – one in which our patients are at the forefront of everything we do, while our staff will find all the support they could possibly need to provide seamless care every step of the way.

How will this role advance your career?

This is a career defining role thanks to its sheer magnitude. Taking responsibility for meeting and excelling targets, there are very few positions in which your work will be felt by so many people. With the full support of the trust and its resources behind you, this provides you with an unrivalled opportunity to focus on shaping how the hospital works now and in the future. A key part of this work will be optimising the trust’s plans for shared resources, meaning access to specialised skills 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

With continuity of services at your fingertips, your strategies will ultimately form a legacy of high quality healthcare that other trusts will inevitably seek to imitate. 

For an informal conversation, please contact Simon Potts, Head of Health Practice at Veredus on 07889 736071 or see our advert on HSJ Jobs for further details 

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