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Macmillan Project Manager

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-68-20

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Cancer Support Service, ABU
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a project manager with a specialist interest in cancer service provision and innovation to project manage, lead and motivate a new cancer support service as part of the Leeds Cancer and Macmillan Right By You Programmes. This is a fixed term post funded for two years by Macmillan Cancer Support.

This new Community Cancer Support Service is in the early stages of development; Phase 1 in Otley and Yeadon and Harehills, Burmantofts and Richmond Hill; Phase 2 supported by Macmillan expanding to Beeston, Middleton and Holbeck and Wetherby areas. The service will work with secondary and primary care, community and voluntary sector colleagues in order to provide personalised support to cancer patients in the community, throughout and beyond their cancer treatment.

The post holder will be responsible for leading and project managing the new service within the scope of the Living With and Beyond Cancer work stream of the Leeds Cancer Programme. They will provide leadership and focus for the project team and will pro-actively communicate with key stakeholders within the Leeds cancer system, Macmillan Cancer Support and beyond on the development and delivery of the project, ensuring it is managed according to the Right By You Programme principles and that risks are managed and benefits realised. Key principles of the Right By You Programme to be evaluated are offering patients living with cancer supported conversations about their needs including; a holistic needs assessment; development of a care and support plan that (with agreement) is shared and reviewed; signposting patients to relevant information and services to meet their needs.

We want to create a measurable improvement in cancer care, and as such the service will be required to collect audit and performance data to support the further development of the service. Evaluation will incorporate Phase 1 and Macmillan Right By You Phase 2 Programme outcomes.

This post holder will work collaboratively with the service managers in developing close working relationships with all partners within the Primary Care Networks/Local Care Partnerships, which includes health, adult social care, pharmacy and voluntary sector services. The service aims to ensure that the needs of the local populations are met and barriers to engaging with services are overcome. Workforce education, training and awareness raising will be key to its success.

This role requires a confident project manager who can influence practice by demonstrating excellent leadership and communication skills. You will be able to work autonomously as well developing strong relationships with a wide range of different stakeholders the wider healthcare community, external organisations and the public to support pathway and service redesign.

The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated and have a flexible approach to work, with the ability to travel across Leeds as required.

37.5 hours per week


For queries about this post week commencing 17th Feb please contact Joanna Bayton-Smith between 17th-19th on 07384 248452.



If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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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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