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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/10/2021.

Macmillan Community Personalised Care Lead

Job Reference: 490-467

NHS Wakefield CCG
490 Cancer Alliance -
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group is a vibrant and dynamic organisation with strong clinical leadership working in partnership with highly effective management. We are a membership organisation of 36 general practices that is responsible for buying and designing healthcare services for local people. We commission a range of services including community health, maternity, planned hospital care, rehabilitation, urgent and emergency care, and continuing healthcare for our local registered population of over 387,000 people.

We are fully committed to working with our communities to ensure that we commission services that are both appropriate and responsive to local needs. We work closely with staff, local people and partners to achieve our vision of improving our patients' experiences of care and their health outcomes.

The work we do is shaped by the following staff generated values:

• We are respectful and enable trust.

• We want to be the best we can be.

• We are working together for patients.

• We are one single inclusive team.

NHS Wakefield CCG is headquartered in Wakefield city centre.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance

Macmillan Community Personalised Care Lead

AfC Band 7

2 year Fixed term or secondment

Working with Macmillan Cancer Support, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated person to take responsibility for developing and delivering a model of personalised support within the community. This is a new role as part the Cancer Alliance Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) Team, working with our partner organisations to integrate health and social care services for people living with a cancer diagnosis to support them in living full and active lives.

The Cancer Alliance works within the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership to drive delivery of the national cancer strategy. The LWBC programme aims to improve outcomes and quality of life through the transformation of services; by identifying unmet support needs and appropriate signposting, an individual’s ability to self-manage their condition is significantly increased, thereby helping this rapidly growing cohort of patients to live well.

The successful candidates will require a good understanding of the complexity, challenge, and opportunity of aligning national requirements with Cancer Alliance ambitions and will have experience of leading and delivering change management and service improvement within the NHS, social care or community to improve outcomes and experiences for people affected by cancer. Experience of working alongside communities to improve outcomes is essential to the role.

You will be expected to demonstrate commitment to improving quality and have a track record in using evidence and best practice to drive improvements in health outcomes alongside a strong project management ability. This role will suit someone that enjoys working across organisations, taking a collaborative approach to solving problems and delivering solutions, motivating and influencing stakeholders that operate across organisational and geographical boundaries to drive improvement projects. The successful candidate will enjoy working with people, and understand that delivering transformational change takes time, patience and flexibility, whilst also understanding the requirements of operating within a national programme and formal reporting structure.

These roles will provide an excellent opportunity for you to improve the lives of patients living with and beyond cancer whilst also gaining valuable expertise to support your career development and opportunities.

Usually, the post holder’s office base would be White Rose House, Wakefield and would be expected to work across WY&H and therefore an ability to travel is essential. Currently the team are working remotely from home due to the pandemic and this will be regularly assessed as the situation changes.

Please note that this is a readvertisement and previous applicants need not reapply.

We also reserve the right to close the advert early if we receive a considerable volume of applications

We would actively encourage interested candidates to contact us to discuss further details of this post and the WY&H Cancer Alliance. Please email Rebecca.Stokes7@nhs.netor phone 07870 990690.

NHS Wakefield CCG offers a flexible approach to working hours to meet the needs of the individual and the service. Please speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We are Positive about Disabled People employer and will interview any disabled candidate who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities

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