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Join an organisation where your caring nature will go a long way. Becoming a Nursing Assistant or a Maternity Support Worker at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust could be the very best career choice you’ll ever make and here’s why.

The satisfaction of caring for patients that rely on you; the chance to start a rewarding NHS career where you can learn, train, and grow more than you ever thought possible and some of the best benefits you’ll find anywhere, plus job security in these uncertain times. And we can promise you one thing; this is the most rewarding work you can imagine. You’ll finish every shift knowing you’ve made a real difference to the people you’ve cared for. It really is all here for you.

A diverse organisation caring for a diverse city.

At MFT, we bring together hospitals and community services from across Manchester, Trafford, and beyond, pooling our knowledge, skills, and resources to be the best for our patients, and each other. What does that mean for you? A great way into the NHS today and lots of great career opportunities for as long as you want them. You’ll work with some of the best people in the field, and you’ll learn every single day.

Our city is a proud, diverse place, full of spirit, energy, and colour. You’ll be side-by-side with the most diverse range of colleagues, helping people from all walks of life when they need you most.

Healthcare in this region really couldn’t work without our brilliant Nursing Assistants and Maternity Support Workers. They work flexibly over 7 days a week (including bank holidays), across a range of day and night shifts.

We understand that good care comes from everywhere, which is why you don’t need healthcare experience to apply. You could be working as a Teaching Assistant, work in Customer Service or in the Hospitality industry, have experience of working in a job that delivers a service to people or even be looking after a loved one or friend – put simply, it’s all about having great interpersonal and communication skill and having a caring, responsible, and respectful approach. Bottom line; show us your compassionate nature and we’ll help you transfer it into a healthcare setting!

Our Nursing Assistants and Maternity Support Workers are passionate, committed, and approachable. They will always support you to develop your knowledge and skills.

Hear from Errol, Jo, Abraham, and Lucy to learn about their experiences and what makes a career with MFT special.

One of the great things about MFT as an employer is where you’ll find us. We have a number of Nursing Assistant and Maternity Support Worker vacancies across a number of specialities within our Hospitals, & Managed Clinical Services across the Manchester and Trafford footprint.

So, if you’re interested in becoming a Nursing Assistant or Maternity Support Worker with us, there’s a very good chance there’s a Hospital or Managed Clinical Service accessible to you.

More specifically:

Shift patterns

Your working shifts will be allocated to you in the form of an electronic staff roster. Shift days and type will vary depending on the requirements of the Ward you’ll be allocated to on a permanent basis. The good news is your working pattern will be issued to you in advance for each roster period, enabling you to plan your home life around this. It will include midweek and weekend shifts as well as days and nights to ensure our patients are cared for 24/7. Social and unsociable working hours are distributed evenly across all Nursing Assistants/Maternity Support Workers, and you’ll be able to indicate your preference as part of our Trusts rostering process.

Here are some of our shift patterns outlined for you, but it’s important to note that they vary depending on the Hospital/Managed Clinical Service and the location you are based at:

Earlies – 07:30 – 15:30

Lates – 12:30 – 20:30

Long Days – 07:30 – 20:30

Nights – 20:30 – 07:30

The individual site locations

Each of these sites and services have their own history, atmosphere, and unique features. But what binds them together is their collective commitment to caring for patients and our workforce.

In addition, each site has very good public transport links and there’s public parking available at each location & rates vary in price depending on which cark par you choose to use.

We know your role at our Trust will be busy and demanding so we’ve developed excellent amenities for food and refreshments, areas to take breaks, and places of prayer for those who are religious or just time out for reflection.

We want you to feel you can bring your whole self to work at MFT and we’re always evolving the staff experience to support that.

*If you’re curious about finding out a little more about each site location where we have our vacancies, click on the final button at the very bottom of this page. Alternatively, we’d encourage you firstly to explore the full information on this page and it’s subpages. In doing this, it will help to inform you of everything you need to know ahead of your decision to apply, should you feel one of these opportunities are right for you.

Great travel links to our vacancy locations

Take the stress out of driving to work and see for yourself how you can reach our sites.

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What you need to apply & the training we provide for you
Rewards & benefits few can match

Rewards & benefits few can match.

The NHS has some of the best benefits you’ll find anywhere.

We particularly love the Blue Light Card. Available for all NHS staff; it gives you access to over 15,000 discounts from large national retailers to local businesses. It covers everything from holidays to cars, days out to fashion, insurance to phones.

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 our vacancies.

As an organisation, we’re 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 of our recruitment practices, providing equal access to all.

We’d love to receive your application.

We hope you’ve found this page useful. We’re so passionate about these roles. It’s vital to the brilliant care we provide for our patients across the city. By joining MFT, you’ll be part of an outstanding team doing life-defining work. You’ll receive a rewards package that’s second to none and career opportunities every bit as impressive.

You’ll have a stable job, a permanent contract, and an investment in first-class training.

If your skills and experience match these roles, we look forward to receiving your application.