Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) Nurse Vacancies

Are you an experienced Paediatric Critical Care nurse with a dream to re-locate to the UK to join England’s largest NHS Trust? If so, we have exciting opportunities that could be for you. The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital with the Manchester University Foundation Trust is the largest and busiest children’s hospital in the UK with 371 paediatric beds. A further 60 neonatal cots also operate, within the same building, in the tertiary neonatal unit of Saint Mary’s Hospital. Our specialised services provide care for children and young people across the North West, across the UK and internationally. Read more to find out why Manchester Foundation Trust really does have it all here for you.

Interviews are available immediately for candidates with the right skills, experience and attitude. Register your interest today by using the form located at the bottom of the page.

A bit about Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

At TTM Healthcare we are proud to have partnered with the largest NHS Trust in England; Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. As England’s largest NHS Trust, MFT are creating the most exceptional integrated health and social care system that will deliver the best possible results for the 1million+ patients who rely their services every year. Bringing together ten hospitals, managed clinical services and community services from across Manchester, Trafford and beyond, they champion collaborative working and a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging their 28+,000 staff to pursue their most ambitious goals. The organisation set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate – and in the process, their people benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of exceptional. MFT boasts a number of large Acute Hospitals offering a comprehensive range of general and acute services including Emergency Departments, comprehensive ranges of diagnostic services, a full range of outpatient, inpatient and day case medical and surgical services, cancer care, coronary care, obstetrics and paediatric services.

Paediatric Critical Care Units (PCC) and the team

Paediatric Critical Care is a 36 bedded unit with 21 PICU Beds and 15 PHDU beds caring for children from 0-16 years. We are proud to deliver a high standard of care to critically ill children and their families. Our key focus is to provide high quality, patient focused care and we hold the Trust’s Gold Accreditation status. We are also proud to have been proactive in presenting nationally and internationally, celebrating our successes and sharing learning.

You will deliver direct patient care across the Paediatric ICU and Paediatric HDU areas. There will be opportunities to develop as a Sphere/Shift Leader. We have an established Education Team who support and encourage innovation and personal development across all nursing bands. The department has a Foundation course in Paediatric Critical Care, a Care of the High Dependent Child course and the Advanced Care of the Critically Ill Child course (incorporating Collaborative Weaning from the Mechanical Ventilator).

This is a great opportunity for the right person to work with the team on Paediatric Critical Care. Driven by effective compassionate leadership, we deliver the very best for patients, families and service users, the public, and each other. Through effective communication, we listen to, and respond to comments and concerns, and celebrate the achievements of team members.

Our Commitments to Professional Development

There is a clear commitment to continuing education and staff development to enable all members of the team to fulfil their role and deliver a high standard of care to patients and their families. The Paediatric Critical Care CSU has a robust preceptorship and education programme, including competency based orientation and staff development documents that structure and record professional development, and a suite of modules and courses, quality assured by the Paediatric Intensive Care Society. All staff have clearly identified mentors and appraisal reviewers. The Paediatric Critical Care CSU offer a diverse range of learning experiences including inter-professional teaching and high fidelity simulation. Nurse education is delivered and evaluated by a team of Education and Development Practitioners and Multi-Disciplinary Team members.

Trust Values and Team Well-being

We can take pride in demonstrating Trust values and our commitment to the nursing/midwifery and AHP strategy in MFT.

In Paediatric Critical Care we are focused on staff well-being with a number of events held throughout the year, mindfulness and staff recognition awards. We celebrate and support all staff to flourish within their roles, to be the best that they can be. We have a team of Clinical Psychologists and Family Liaison Nurses that support staff within our demanding but rewarding environment.


We welcome applications from individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Paediatric nurse with 6 months of recent PICU experience or an adult critical care nurse with 6 months of recent paediatric experience. 

  • Have intermediate paediatric life support and a good understanding of safeguarding issues

  • Are a caring and compassionate nurse with strong attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure

  • You are flexible and dynamic and can escalate patient concerns with excellent communication skills

  • You are a team player and can communicate effectively in large multi-disciplinary teams

  • You can care for the holistic needs of children and their families

  • Follow guidelines/policy and best practice to deliver high quality, safe care for all

Relocation Package to Include
  • Visa

  • Flights

  • Airport Pickup

  • Up to 6 weeks of accommodation. Plus Hotel Quarantine for those travelling from Red list countries

  • Salary Advance to support cost of relocating if required

Rewards & Benefits

MFT offers a unique and comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Annual Leave

  • Annual Leave:- On appointment 27 days plus public holidays. After 5 years’ service 29 days plus public holidays. After 10 years’ service 33 days plus public holidays.

  • NHS Pension Scheme

  • Comprehensive maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes

  • Childcare Vouchers

  • Social and Leisure Activities

  • Children’s Nursery

  • Summer Scheme

  • Flexible Working

  • Continued Professional Development

Diversity Matters

As an organisation MFT is 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. Their aim as a Trust is to create a truly diverse workforce that is fully representative of all job levels and they therefore positively welcome applications from the diversity of population they serve. Equal opportunities is a key guiding principle to all MFT’s work including their recruitment practices, providing equal access to all. To find out more about how important equality and diversity is to MFT click on the link:

Find out More about MFT

MFT has a dedicated Careers website that will enable you to learn lots more about the Trust, its culture and why it’s a great place to work. Visit to find out more.

Read this leaflet about Paediatric Critical Care at MFT by clicking here.

To help you make a more informed decision if MFT is the right Trust for you to re-locate to, we’ve added these links which will help you learn more about living in and around Manchester and the lifestyle. Click here to learn more: