Group Non Executive Directors

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Group Non-Executive Directors


Whatever you’re looking for in your first or next Non-Executive Director opportunity, you’ll 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 new innovative electronic patient record we’re committed to providing the best care possible to our patients first time, every time. That’s where you come in.

As a Group Non-Executive Directors at MFT you’ll 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’ll work to ensure compliance with the terms of our license, the Trust’s constitution and contractual obligations. You’ll 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.

Main Duties

  • First & foremost, a passion for patients with a drive for enhancing our health services across our city & beyond, you’ll need an appreciation of the diversity of our stakeholder landscape.
  • You’ll 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’ll 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’ll 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’ll be an impressive collaborator; equipped to support further development of our vital external partnerships.
  • Finally, to add value to our existing Board of Directors and to support succession planning, we would welcome applications from candidates with either a clinical, accountancy and/or research and development background.

Working for your organisation

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn and is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their career goals.  We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from an extraordinary scale of opportunity.

We’re also creating a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research & innovation through the introduction of Hive; our new Electronic Patient Record system, launching in September 2022.

We have strong links with all universities in the North West and we’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, offering a robust infrastructure to facilitate high-quality research programmes. Moreover, we’re excited to be progressing our MFT Green Plan along with our vison to become an Anchor Organisation, creating new jobs, promoting healthy lifestyles, developing skills and contributing to a zero-carbon environment for the benefit of the local neighbourhood.

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

For full details please click here for the candidate pack.


Date Event
13th October Longlist Meeting
31st October Shortlisting
1st November - 7th November Stakeholder Conversations
8th November Stakeholder Engagement Sessions
9th and 10th November Final Panel Interview