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Senior Programme Manager - Macmillan

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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Programme Management
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed term Contract or Secondment until 30 September 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Fulbourn or Chelmsford
Fulbourn or Chelmsford
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum
20/11/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

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Band 8b Senior Programme Manager – Macmillan

Fixed Term Contract/Secondment Opportunity for 24 months with possible extension.


The East of England Cancer Alliance is made up of statutory and non-statutory bodies but it is not a statutory body in its own right.


The establishment of Cancer Alliances was recommended by the Independent Cancer Taskforce in its report: “Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes – A Strategy for Cancer 2015 - 2020”. The East of England Cancer Alliance will act as the decision-making body in relation to the planning and delivery of the Cancer Strategy across the East of England.


The Cancer Strategy will be delivered through the six Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) footprints that make up the East of England Cancer Alliance.


The East of England Cancer Alliance is looking for a highly motivated and proactive Macmillan Senior Programme Manager to deliver the information requirements for the Cancer Alliance in the East of England.

The post is responsible for providing professional expertise to the outcome of the business processes.

The post holder will define current processes, facilitate discussions and advise colleagues as to how best practice might be adopted in the definition of future processes, document those processes as they are agreed and oversee their delivery.

As a Macmillan Cancer Alliance Senior Programme Manager the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in supporting the delivery of the East of England Cancer Alliance work programme. The post holder will lead and support quality improvement in complex pathways of care through expertise in:

  • Developing effective clinical networks.
  • Change management and improvement science
  • Programme and project management.
  • Embedding new metrics to support the Cancer Alliance work programme.
  • To produce reports consisting of complex data and analytics.


The particular focus of this role will be working in partnership with Macmillan to provide information and data management to support quality improvement and programme management of strategy recommendations promoting Cancer Care in the Community Recovery Package and Risk-Stratified Pathways. The priorities in the overall Cancer Alliance work programme will vary from time to time and, as such, the precise duties and projects associated with individual posts may also vary.

The role supports all NHS organisations and Macmillan in the East of England in driving transformation as well as achieving value for money in planning and commissioning cancer services. The role is designed to require a combination of expertise and technical skills to develop a strong service delivery. This role is funded by Macmillan for a 24 month period with a possible extension.

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