Harriet - Accessibility Programme Manager

Who's this?

Harriet is the Accessibility Programme Manager at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). She works on projects which improve how patients access the hospitals at MFT

What’s the story of their career to date?

Harriet completed a Drama Degree at University and went on to work in Theatre Production. After 5 years, she wanted to do something different and liked the idea of working in the NHS. Harriet searched for roles on NHS Jobs www.jobs.nhs.uk and found the NHS Graduate Management Scheme here at MFT. The course ran for 2 years and gave Harriet the opportunity to gain experience in different departments such as Estates and Facilities, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Finance, Sexual Health and Specialist Medicine. Harriet completed a Master’s Degree as part of the scheme and once the scheme ended she successfully applied for the role of Operational Manager in Sexual Health. Harriet then took the opportunity to apply for her current role as she has an interest in Equality and Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion

What do they do?

Harriet manages the Accessibility Programme which aims to improve access to hospitals for patients; one of the projects Harriet is working on is creating access guides for patients. A typical day for Harriet would begin with checking emails, checking the project plan is still on track and attending meetings with colleagues. Harriet also organises and speaks at conferences and events

What is the best part about their role?

The best thing about Harriet’s role is being able to see that the project she has worked on has been implemented successfully and that it is making a positive difference to the patients experience when accessing the hospital

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Manchester Universities NHS Foundation Trust (Central & Trafford Sites). If you have questions then feel free to contact us.