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Manchester Community Response Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
37.5 hours per week
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£49,242 - £59,964 p.a
24/02/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

We are Manchester Local Care Organisation - an exciting, new public sector organisation that is bringing together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. We’re driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Manchester by working across organisational boundaries.

The first health and social care staff have been deployed to us from April 2018 and are now starting to work in new ways across the city. Our teams work as one in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people. We also provide key services that work across wider localities and city-wide. We believe that our pioneering approach will make a massive difference to the health of people in our city and we are looking for you to join our team and help us do this.


This role is available through host employment with either Manchester University Hospital NHS Trust or Manchester City Council

£49,242 - £59,964 (NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions) or Grade 12 £50,299 - £53,602 (Local Government terms and conditions)

Exciting opportunity to work at Manchester Local Care Organisation   

In Manchester we’re transforming the way we work with people in our local communities to transform care and improve health. At Manchester Local Care Organisation - the new NHS and local authority partnership that is leading health and social care integration in the city – we are looking for a Manchester Community Response Lead who can drive that transformation and bring together health, care and other partners across areas of the city. 

By working better together, we believe we will be able to plan and provide better care closer to home. We’ll be able to support the people of Manchester to live healthier, more independent and fulfilling lives. We’ll help them to be part of thriving and supportive communities.

Manchester Community Response is a proactive suite of services with the primary purpose of maintaining safe, effective care within the community for those in crisis, those requiring rehabilitation or short term support to care for themselves and speeding up a return home after a hospital stay, providing wrap around health, social care and voluntary sector support to people where needed.  

The Central Manchester Community Response Team is currently looking for someone to lead this transformation of care. You’ll be leading acute and community health, primary care and social care professionals who will be working together as one team. You’ll help them work collaboratively and inclusively with voluntary and community groups to empower people to take control of their care and improve wellbeing. 

This role will: 

  • Shape services to better meet the needs of service users
  • Ensure quality service delivery that meets operational targets within available income
  • Create a cohesive multi-professional team across organisational boundaries founded on mutual trust and respect


Manchester Local Care Organisation is a partnership between Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Health and care Commissioning, and The Manchester Primary Care Partnership.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Jenna Whisker, Assistant Director, 0161 861 2327 or  

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 5989