Group Non Executive Director – Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Group Non Executive Director – Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Greater Manchester



Role Type

Non-Executive Director

Start Date


End Dates

January 7, 2024





Whatever you are looking for in your first or next Non-Executive Director opportunity, you will find it all here for you at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

MFT brings together 10 hospitals and community services across Manchester and Trafford with a collective team of over 28,000 employees. As the largest NHS Foundation Trust in England providing district general services through to the most complex care available & as we launch HIVE – our innovative electronic patient record we are committed to providing the best care possible to our patients first time, every time. That is where you come in.

As a Group Non-Executive Director at MFT you will work collectively with other Group Non-Executive Directors, the Group Chairman, Group Chief Executive and the Group Executive Directors and, in partnership with the Governors, you will work to ensure compliance with the terms of our license, the Trust’s constitution and contractual obligations. You will be responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of healthcare services, application of the principles of corporate governance and standards of clinical governance and for the effective, efficient and economic exercise of the Trust functions.

We would welcome candidates who have operated at a senior/board level with sound proven industry knowledge in Information Technology, in particular implementation of systems in large and complex organisations to help drive some of our digital transformation agenda. Alternatively, we are also keen to attract candidates with a strategic background in Research & Innovation in a commercial environment.

We would also positively support applicants where this opportunity would be your first Non-Executive Director post, providing you with a thorough induction and ongoing support.

Main duties of the role

  • First & foremost, a passion for patients with a drive for enhancing our health services across our city & beyond, you will need an appreciation of the diversity of our stakeholder landscape.
  • You will have the capability & enthusiasm to support our ambitious vision within the context of significant change, transformation & opportunity, both within the organisation, the region & the wider NHS.
  • An inspirational leader who lives our values & behaviours with a commitment to support our compassionate & inclusive culture, you will have the desire, skills, experience & attitude to positively challenge & support.
  • Be able to demonstrate a cohesive & collaborative style with the ability to build credible, trusting & honest relationships, you will possess innovation, passion & integrity in abundance.
  • An understanding of robust corporate governance will be important & strong experience of developing high level strategy with an effective understanding of health, education, business or commercial environments would also be advantageous.
  • Importantly, you will be an impressive collaborator; equipped to support further development of our vital external partnerships.
  • Have the available time to fulfil the demands of the role.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

If our Trust and this role is of interest to you and would like to learn more to see if this is the next and best move in your career, we encourage you to contact us for a conversation in confidence. In the first instance, please contact our Non-Executive Search Partner; Hunter Healthcare; 07842 424530.

Click here for the candidate information pack.


January 7, 2024

Closing Date

February 13, 2024

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