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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/08/2021.

Directorate Manager for Cancer Services and Oncology

Job Reference: 435-S178-21-A

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Surgical and Anaesthetics Services
Across East Lancashire Sites, Across East Lancashire Sites
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated, innovative and forward thinking individual to join us here at East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust. The Directorate Manager for Cancer and Oncology is a demanding but extremely rewarding role. We are looking for an individual with the tenacity and determination to succeed.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity which offers the post holder a diverse role which operates Trust wide spanning multiple specialities. Having the ability to build good working relationships, provide leadership and collaborative working is key to ensuring the Trust delivers a high quality cancer service.

The post holder will have advanced communication skills and be able to build strong relationships with both clinical and non-clinical teams. You will have strong analytical skills, a passion for understanding the detail and ability to interpret complex data. You will have previous experience of managing performance and communicating this to a variety of stakeholders.

An important part of the role will be ensuring the Trust is delivering the national cancer performance targets, therefore having previous knowledge and experience in this area is essential. With evidence of effectively managing change and having a ‘can do attitude’, you’ll be focused to drive and improve performance across the Trust.

You will work closely with the Cancer Services Triumvirate and will be jointly accountable for the delivery of quality, safety, operational performance, budgetary management and staff morale for the Cancer and Oncology teams. This includes the day to day operational management of the Cancer and Oncology Directorate.

Collaborative working with the Cancer Alliance, Integrated Care System and Primary Care will be integral to the success of the delivery of local strategic plans to ensure our patients continue to receive the very best care. Ability to work with external partners to deliver a shared goal is essential.

This position would be ideal for someone who has aspirations to progress in their NHS career. The Trust is committed to individual personal development and succession planning and the successful candidate will be supported in this.

If this sounds like the role for you and you are ready to take the next challenge in your career, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameVictoria BatemanJob titleDivisional Director of Operations for Surgery and Anaesthetics ServicesEmail addressvictoria.bateman@elht.nhs.ukTelephone number01254 734257

The salary advertised is for 37.5 hours pw. Salaries will be pro-rata if the hours are less than this. For posts on AfC payscales, new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point.

The vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications have been received. Please complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.. Therefore only applicants who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application will be short-listed.

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS)

If the role you are applying for is identified as either controlled or regulated activity as defined in in the Safeguarding vulnerable Groups Act (2006) any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The Healthcare sector is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In line with other NHS trusts, the DBS check charge is paid by the successful candidate who has been offered the post. Candidates can choose to pay this over 1-3 months as a salary deduction. However, if you are applying for a post as a BANK worker, the payment must be made in full before the offer can be progressed. By applying for this post you agree to this undertaking.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £44.00 and for a Standard Disclosure £27.00 which includes a small handling fee.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Telephone 01254 732075 or email or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer – please see attached for further information

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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