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Clinical Director – Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Job overview


At Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), we have a national and international standing few can match. Our first-class sexual assault services, research, innovation and development have helped shape the evolution of other SARCs across the UK and overseas ­– for the greater good of sexual violence victims everywhere. Based at the heart of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, we also have responsibility for SAFEPlace Merseyside, giving us a profile all across the northwest of England.

We’re now looking for a deeply committed, inspiring clinical leader with significant experience and expertise in this field. Taking responsibility for all aspects of the organisation’s performance, you’ll work with high-calibre colleagues and external agencies to deliver an excellent, sophisticated and safe patient focussed service at all times. You’ll direct a forward-thinking governance agenda, develop the medical workforce and, further afield, be a leading voice in progressing the development of sexual assault support services both nationally and internationally.


Main duties of the job


  • Using your leadership skills and expertise, you’ll take responsibility for the delivery of safe and effective clinical services ensuring all targets, performance standards, deadlines and objectives are met.
  • You’ll successfully develop clinical services utilising latest best practice methodologies.
  • You’ll take on full responsibility for the management of the SARC budget and use your financial acumen to meet annual waste reduction targets.
  • Working with the Directorate management team, you’ll help develop an accurate and insightful SARC risk register.
  • We’ll look to you to embed a culture of safety and high-quality care within the organisation.
  • You’ll make sure that all relevant clinicians within SARC complete annual job planning reviews and appraisals and that they are carried out in a meaningful and timely way.
  • You will maintain and promote sophisticated infection prevention and control measures across all your services.


Working for our organisation


MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £1.8bn and is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating the most exceptional integrated health and social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond, we champion collaborative working and transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’re proud to be one of the major academic research centres and education providers in England and Research and Innovation is the heart of all we do, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. We’re also excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable and tackling climate change.

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

Join us and you’ll work with some of the best people in the NHS, thriving in a Trust united in its values, purpose and commitment to our patients and a drive for continual innovation and improvement.

Closing date 19 April 2022

More information can be found here.