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COVID-19 Vacancy Cancer Services Project Lead

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
03/03/2021 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join the existing Cancer Services management team, to work towards delivering a cancer recovery plan within Southport & Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust.

The successful applicant will work with the cancer services management team, the operational teams as well as the clinicians and consultants to support the uptake of regional optimal pathways that support the effective management of patients when referred into the Trust on a suspected cancer pathway.

For these patients time is of the essence and a large part of this role will be to support the timeliness of referral to treatment and exploring the actions required to  unblock the bottlenecks to good quality effective care.

Main duties of the job

The post will support this project and work closely with  Cancer Manager, Lead Cancer Nurse, Tumour Sites lead and Operational teams, as well as Senior Executive managers and key partners to deliver cultural change and improvements in service delivery and pathway redesign.

The post holder will need to provide strong facilitation skills, service improvement techniques and project management. The post holder must be adept at supporting teams to lead their own changes, as a subject matter expert on transformation techniques and measure and demonstrate the impact of changes.

If you are committed to continuous improvement and ensuring quality and change and are ready for the challenge. we look forward to hearing from you.

This is fixed term post for 12 months.

Working for our organisation

Southport & Ormskirk Trust are seeking to recruit a Project Delivery and Quality Improvement Manager to support the delivery and improvement of our Performance against the National 62 day Cancer Standard. There is a extensive programme of work underway designed to ensure the Trust meet and maintain its performance against the national standards.  The successful candidate will work with the individual teams to facilitate compliance against their Improvement Plans.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has experience in service improvement and project management to support a key programme of work, working within the Trust and its key partners across Sefton & West Lancashire.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for full details of role responsibilities

Advertising Date: 17th February, 2021

Closing Date:  3rd March, 2021

Shortlisting Date: 4th March, 2021

Interview Date: w/c 15th March, 2021

Please be aware that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated should a sufficient number of applications be received, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree level education or equivalent
  • Programme Management Qualifications
Desirable criteria
  • Formal service Improvement methodology training
  • Formal change management qualification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Competence in project management, facilitations skills, Process reengineering, LEAN, Change Management
  • Experience of project and programme management
  • Strong knowledge of NHS settings
  • Expperience of working in partnership across organisations
  • Expereince of working with clinicai staff
  • Strong knowledge of National CAncer Waiting Times Standards
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of current NHS policy changes.
  • Delivering change management or service improvement training
  • Understanding and knowledge of clinical pathways

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Ability to manage conflict and contentious situations
  • Abilit to assimilate and analyse complex information relating to service change
  • Excellent time management skills
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Elaine Deeming
Job title
Lead Cancer Nurse
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Elaine Deeming Lead Cancer Nurse  01704 704776

Dave Moran Cancer Services Manager  01704 704086