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Cancer Health and Wellbeing Facilitator

Job Reference: 841-19-071-LW

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Countywide - Southgate Moorings
£21,089 to £23,761

Be part of our team…

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides a range of services to Gloucestershire’s population of approximately 600,000 people. Our vision is to be the service people rely on, to understand them, and to organize their care around their lives. We value colleagues and support them to develop the skills, confidence and ambition to deliver our vision.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, open, responsible and effective. We expect all staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide.

Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation Project – Health & Wellbeing Facilitator

Band: Band 4

Salary: £21,089 to £23,761

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (FTC until 31st March 2020 - flexible workingpatterns will be considered)

Location: Countywide service, based at Southgate Moorings, Gloucester

Contract: Fixed term contract to 31st March 2020 - Secondments will also be considered but applicants need to gain approval from their current Line Manager for the secondment prior to applying

Are you ready for an exciting challenge? Do you have a background in behaviour change, health psychology, teaching or patient support and self-management?

In partnership with Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, the Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation Team would like to appoint a Cancer Health and Wellbeing Facilitator to coordinate and co-facilitate health and wellbeing events for people affected by breast, prostate or colorectal cancer around Gloucestershire.

The post holder will need to demonstrate the ability to facilitate group workshops plus listen, empathise and empower people affected by cancer to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to recover after cancer and self-manage.

We are a friendly team and would like to welcome a proactive person who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team and within an environment of fast paced change and innovation. We provide ongoing training and development in what will be a rewarding and fulfilling facilitation role.

If you would like to work for an Organisation that values its staff, aims to deliver the best care, offering compassion to all patients, their carers and families, and you can demonstrate this to us, we would like to hear from you!

Please contact Jo Pain, Cancer Specialist Dietitian or Katie Clive for an informal chat to find out more 0300 421 6586 or email or

The post holder will be based at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust 2nd Floor, Southgate Moorings, 2, Kimbrose Way, Gloucester, GL1 2DB and will be required to travel throughout Gloucestershire.

Short-listing Date:- Wednesday 5th June 2019

Interview Date: - TBC

This vacancy is subject to an Enhanced disclosure with barring for adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.



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NHS 'Values for healthcare' challenge

As part of your application you are invited to complete the NHS 'Values for healthcare' challenge available at

All NHS employees share a belief in the quality of patient care. It is important that our shared beliefs are part of everything we do to ensure that our role has a positive impact on the lives of patients. Try one of the 'Values for healthcare' video challenges at the link above and find out whether you have what it takes to join the NHS.

You can choose any one of the featured job roles for your challenge - don't worry too much about having to match your choice exactly to the type of job role you are thinking about. You only need to follow one job role to complete the challenge.

If you are invited to interview you may be requested to bring a copy of the outcome of the 'Values for healthcare' challenge with you.

The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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