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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2021.

Macmillan Cancer Care Support Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 349-NMGH-3272651

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
cancer services
MFT North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum (pro rata)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Macmillan Cancer Care Co-ordinator

Band 4

An exciting opportunity is available within the Trust working with the Head and Neck Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist to insure a personalised care.

Our commitment to delivering high-quality, compassionate care and communication to our patients. This valuable role will enable us to respond to our patients , and further develop our reputation for delivering exceptional Head and Neck Cancer services.


The role

Improving the care we deliver for people living with or affected by cancer is a key priority for us. In partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, we are looking to recruit 1 full-time Macmillan Cancer Care Support Co-ordinators as part of our Macmillan head and neck team.

The Macmillan Cancer Care Support Co-ordinator role is an integral part of the Macmillan and involves supporting and co-ordinating the pathway for patients living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer. You will work as part of the Head and Neck clinical cancer teams and will be a point of contact for patients and carers, co-ordinating their aftercare and support planning (based on holistic needs assessment), treatment summaries, providing health and well-being information and support , monitoring and surveillance tests and being a point of access. You will work closely with all grades of medical and nursing staff and wider health care teams.

Skills & knowledge required

The role requires a team player but also someone who can work independently and use their initiative – it is an excellent development opportunity for someone who is enthusiastic with excellent organisation, IT and interpersonal skills and who is passionate about ensuring the best possible compassionate care for people living with and affected by cancer.

Relevant health and social care experience at AfC Band 3 or equivalent essential.


Sector-leading benefits

Join us as we embark on this essential partnership, and you will be exposed to career-defining opportunities. Further enhanced by access to high quality training and development initiatives, this is a valuable chance to pursue your immediate and long-term goals. We will also provide you with a competitive benefits package that includes generous holiday entitlement, childcare support and a desirable NHS pension.

Your work/life balance is important to us at MFT, so you will also have access to flexible working options (subject to the role and its requirements).

Diversity and inclusion at MFT

It is vital that our workforce is reflective of the population that we serve, so we hold an unwavering ambition to be a trusted employer for colleagues from every background. Discrimination has no place in our workplaces, so we celebrate diversity and we promote equality of opportunity. As an inclusive employer who values the contribution of every individual, you will find a workplace that is both friendly and supportive.


Apply to join us

If you’re ready to take on a challenge, and you have the relevant skills and knowledge to excel in this role, then we would be delighted to receive your application.



For further details / informal visits contact:

NameValerie Mc GuiganJob titleMatronEmail addressval.mcguigan@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 720 2817Additional contact information

R Halford

0161 922 3702


We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

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 race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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