Nursing Assistant - Various (Trust Wide)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Various Locations, Manchester
Competitive salary
20 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 23,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven 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.


Full Time/Part Time Permanent contracts
Hospitals at our Oxford Road Campus/Trafford General Hospital/Wythenshawe Hospital/Manchester and Trafford Community


Join an organisation that cares for everyone. Bringing together 9 hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond; at Manchester University Foundation Trust (MFT) we pool our knowledge, skills and resources to be the best for our patients, and each other.

Each and everyone plays their part in providing outstanding care so join us and we'll give you every opportunity to build a hugely rewarding career with us, offering you great job satisfaction in knowing your dedication and commitment has made a real difference to our patients - at a time right now that's so important.

Whatever you are searching for in your next career move, whether you're looking to change your job or profession completely, want to work full or part time, you'll find real variety and fulfilment in the role of a Nursing Assistant at our Trust.

The role
We are looking for dedicated, empathetic, practical but above all hugely caring Nursing Assistants to join our amazing teams across MFT. With a passion for helping others and an ability to demonstrate compassion in your approach to care for our patients, your support and 'hands on' work will offer not only our patients a more positive and reassuring hospital stay, but you individually; great job satisfaction in knowing your dedication and commitment has made a real difference to the people of Manchester and beyond whom you'll be caring for.

At the heart of the ward, you'll form a vital part of the team at the forefront of delivering direct care to our patients by communicating effectively and with compassion and assisting them with their personal needs.

You will need to have an NVQ or Apprenticeship Level 2 in a Health Care qualification or a willingness to undertake a level 2 apprenticeship in Health Care. This is a great opportunity for experienced carers to undertake formal training and an apprenticeship qualification.

The Apprenticeship programme will allow you to learn your skills on the job and through a structured learning programme. The apprenticeship is fully funded and delivered by the Trust and will take 18 months to complete.

If you do not have a level 2 NVQ or apprenticeship your salary during your training will be £17,051.04 and will progress to Band 2 salary £18,005 - £19,337 per annum (salary based on April 2020 onwards figures) upon successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

If you do have a level 2 NVQ or apprenticeship your salary will be Band 2 salary£18,005 - £19,337 per annum and you will not be required to undertake the apprenticeship programme.

If you do not have a level 2 NVQ or apprenticeship qualification you'll need to have level 1 functional skills in English and Maths, or be willing to undertake a functional skills assessment prior to an unconditional offer being made.

You'll hear within 5 days of the vacancy closing if you are being progressed to the next stage.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameCharlotte WarlowJob titleWorkforce MatronEmail addressCharlotte.Warlow@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 509 1619

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

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 race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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