Support roles

  • Job Reference: 00708838-1
  • Date Posted: 18 March 2022
  • Employer: Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
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  • Location: Manchester
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £21,867 to £133,283
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  • Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, Flexi, Home Based, Contract

Job Description

About Us

There has never been a better time to look for your next and best career move by joining Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; the largest NHS Trust in England in one of our support roles.

We’re proud to be the UK’s largest NHS Trust but more importantly, proud of our integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus in the thriving city of Manchester that offers a unique range of services to our diverse communities across the North West and much further afield.

Support is the cornerstone of everything here. Join MFT and you join an organisation that cares for everyone. Bringing together 10 hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Salford, Trafford and beyond, we pool our knowledge, skills and resources to be the best for our patients, and each other. Everyone plays their part in providing outstanding care. And everyone has the opportunity to grow in a diverse, endlessly supportive environment where high quality patient care is taken incredibly seriously.

Forces Friendly Employer

At MFT, our aim is to be recognised as an outstanding Forces friendly employer- this includes welcoming applications from ex-military personnel but also from your families and for those individuals who are involved in the Reserve Forces and Cadets Schemes.   The great news is that being part of the armed forces community has provided you with endless transferrable skills and knowledge and coupled with your personal life experience, this makes your very marketable to an organisation likes ours.

We totally appreciate the unique experience you can bring to our organisation including outstanding skills as a qualified Allied Health Professional plus importantly, upholding the values and behaviours in line with those of MFT which are; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Dignity and Care & Open and Honest.

The Opportunity

For these roles, we look for conscientious people who take pride in their work and are passionate about helping to provide the best possible experience for patients and their families.  We offer a  variety of jobs such as Domestic Assistants, Caterers, Porters and Maintenance Technicians.  In addition, we have opportunities for electricians, plumbers, engineers and other essential Estates & Facilities support roles, including car parking, fire safety and waste management.

We also provide opportunities for both technical and non-technical apprentices, including electrician and administration apprenticeships, with clear career development paths and support to study for qualifications.

Whatever your role you’ll be able to create a personal development plan with your manager, and you’ll have access to plenty of training. And, because we’re the largest Trust in England with a range of hospitals, whether you’re working in different environments or progressing through management, you’ll enjoy great opportunities for career progression. In fact, some of our colleagues who joined us as domestic assistants or porters have worked their way up to senior management roles.

Join us and your work will have a direct impact on the people we care for. Depending on your role, you could also be interacting with patients. But, whatever you’re doing, you’ll make a positive difference to the local community.

All the support you need

There are lots of similarities between MFT and the armed forces which make us an employer of choice for the armed forces community –in our case, improving the health and life chances of the thousands of patients our services hospitals serve.

We also realise that making a transition to a new role or sector for some is most likely going to be daunting.  That’s why our team are dedicated to developing wrap around support for skilled people such as yourself to demonstrate that we’re the very best organisation to help you take your career on a new and exciting trajectory. To find out more about how we support both existing, ex-military personnel and their families, click here

MFT are dedicated to developing wrap around support for skilled people from the armed forces community to demonstrate that we’re the very best organisation to help you take your career on a new and exciting trajectory.

Here are some of the ways we are committed to doing this:

  • We award 10 Days Paid Special Leave for active Reservists to assist you with additional military training and annual camps.
  • We award 5 Days Paid Special Leave for Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) to assist you with additional CFAV training and annual camps.
  • We provide advice on the application and selection process
  • We connect you with MFT Employees from the Armed Forces Community
  • We run dedicated ‘Work Experience’ placements *where Covid restrictions allow
  • We deliver quarterly Information sessions – delivered in partnership with the GM Health and Social Care Careers Hub and other GM NHS organisations; advertised within Events onCareer Transition Partnerships via this link:
  • Showcasing our vacancies advertised through platforms such as, Career TransitionPartnership Forces Families Jobs
  • Partnership with ‘Walking with the Wounded’s Employment Programme’ who have adopted an Individual Placement & Support (IPS) model to support members within the Armed Forces Community to seek employment within MFT

Diversity Matters

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. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for these roles. As an organisation we are truly committed to being an employer of choice that recruits and develops staff fairly, so that talented people choose to join, remain, and develop within the Trust.

Our aim is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels and we therefore positively welcome applications from the diversity of the population we serve. Equal opportunities are a key guiding principle to all our work including that our recruitment practices providing equal access to all.


At MFT, we offer a unique and comprehensive NHS benefits package including access to a wide range of development and health & wellbeing programmes.

Join us now, and you’ll be at the forefront of a pioneering health and social care system as well as being a valued team member with the largest NHS Trusts in the country.  We truly hope you take the leap with us!  To seek our current vacancies, click here:

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!