Group Non Executive Director

Group Non-Executive Director(s)

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, we are working hard to transform patient care for the future. That is where you come in.

The Roles

As a Group Non-Executive Directors 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 authorisation, the Trust’s constitution and contractual obligations. You will be responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of healthcare services, the application of the principles of corporate and standards of clinical governance and for the effective, efficient and economic exercise of the Trust functions.

About You

First and foremost, a passion for patients with a drive for enhancing our health services across our city and beyond, you will need an appreciation of the diversity of our stakeholder landscape.  Naturally, you will have the capability and enthusiasm to support our ambitious vision within the context of significant change, transformation and opportunity, both within the organisation, the region and the wider NHS.

An inspirational leader who lives our values and behaviours with a commitment to support our compassionate and inclusive culture, you will have the desire, skills, experience and attitude to positively challenge and support.   Cohesive and collaborative with the ability to build credible, trusting and honest relationships, you will possess innovation, passion and integrity in abundance.  An understanding of robust corporate governance will be important and strong experience of developing high level strategy with an effective understanding of health, education, business or commercial environments would also be advantageous.

With two opportunities available, we are eager to hear from senior leaders with a breadth of experience acquired in complex or challenging businesses or organisations although not essential.  It goes without saying you will be a well seasoned collaborator; equipped to support further development of our dynamic external partnerships.   Ideally with experience of mergers, acquisitions or transformation within a commercial or strategic environment, we would welcome candidates with sound proven industry knowledge in areas such as HR & Organisational Development & Information Technology to drive some of our transformation agendas around these areas.  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.

These are challenging yet hugely rewarding roles, offering you the chance to improve health outcomes for our population, now and into the future. At MFT, it truly is ‘All Here For You’ as it is for our patients, so join us in one of these unrivalled NED opportunities and share our vision to be the very best.

If you think this is an opportunity that suits you both in experience, skills and commitment, we would love to hear from you. For a confidential conversation to find out more or to apply, contact our Non -Executive Search Partner; Hunter Healthcare; Janice Scanlan via telephone on 0779339 5116 or via email to

We would welcome applicants from a diverse cross section of society.

Closing Date: 15th of September

Key Recruitment Dates:  3rd and 5th of November 2021

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.

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Manchester – NED


Date Event
15/09/2021 Closing Date