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Chief Executive

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester
Salary will be commensurate with the seniority of the role
Closing date
29 Sep 2022
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is England’s largest NHS Trust but, beyond the scale, it is the spirit of ambition and collaboration that marks MFT out as a truly unique organisation. 2016 saw a groundbreaking agreement with local government, resulting in a partnership that places the citizen at the heart of all that it does. Since then, MFT’s scope has expanded to position it as a driving force in addressing health inequalities across Greater Manchester. Working in collaboration – not competition – with other providers, MFT helps to shape policy and service delivery, as well as enabling the wider system to benefit from provider expertise. The Trust is an active partner in the regional regeneration agenda, and a national role model and thought leader for the delivery of integrated care. The Chief Executive plays a key convening role in Greater Manchester’s health ecosystem, recognising that both successes and failures are shared. The group of ten hospitals and community services strives to be the best place for patient quality and experience, and the best place to work.  

This is an opportunity to head-up a large and complex Trust with a deserved reputation for leading the way in research and innovation, as well as healthcare provision. MFT’s Chief Executive will inherit a high-performing and ambitious organisation with a first-class executive team that is undergoing an exciting transformation programme, including implementing a new Electronic Patient Record system, and a host of opportunities to improve care and lead innovation across the region. Success in operationalising MFT’s comprehensive Covid recovery plan is a key priority. The new Chief Executive will bring operational grip and strategic delivery ability, as well as the experience and credibility to step into a key influencing role with the support of the most senior stakeholders at a regional and national level.

Candidates for this exceptional role are likely to bring a track record of high performance and delivery within healthcare, as well as a commitment to creating a progressive culture that celebrates diversity and puts the patient first. Experience of operating in a complex stakeholder environment should be accompanied by clear evidence of driving for excellence and, above all, the ambition to achieve even more, for MFT and for Greater Manchester.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th September 2022.

Diversity matters and building a representative and supported workforce to reflect the communities that MFT serve is a priority. We welcome applications from all candidates.

MFT has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please visit:       

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