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Project Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Project Management
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed term until 31/03/2020
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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£33,222 to £43,041 per annum, pro rata
27/01/2019 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.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

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Either x1 Full time person or x2 people at 0.6 FTE

Are you passionate about improving the lives of people with cancer?  Do you want to ensure more people survive cancer than ever before? Working in NHS England’s Cancer Programme, that’s exactly what you’ll do.

Working within the NHS National Team, you will set the agenda for cancer services in England.  Working with patients, clinicians, charities and across the public sector, our aim is to reduce preventable cancers, diagnose cancer earlier, increase survival and improve the quality of life and experience for cancer patients.  We develop national policy and strategy, and work with our Cancer Alliances across the country to transform services for patients. 

This is an exciting time for the NHS Cancer Programme. Our work to implement the Independent Cancer Taskforce strategy has already started to transform the experience of cancer patients across England. The publication of the Long-Term Plan for the NHS provides us with an opportunity to go even further. You will be instrumental in delivering on our ambition to diagnose three in four cancers at an early stage so that even more people survive cancer in the future.

This role is advertised as a Fixed Term Contract till 31st March 2020, however it is expected to continue beyond this time. 

The Living With & Beyond Cancer (LWBC) workstream is a dynamic team that is driving a shift in NHS culture from focusing largely on cancer survival to one where quality of life and patient experience are given high priority alongside survival.

Are you the right person for the job?

The successful candidate will have excellent project management skills and an ability to bring diverse stakeholders together to deliver the national strategy commitments for LWBC.

Primary responsibilities

  • Support the delivery of projects within the LWBC team, including project planning, management and reporting. These will include projects covering the measurement of quality of life in cancer patients as well as the implementation of personalised (stratified) follow up and Recovery Package interventions;
  • Support Cancer Alliances in their work to plan and deliver local improvements and meet targets around LWBC;
  • Engage with stakeholders, commissioners, clinicians, third sector, people affected by cancer and policy makers;
  • Work collaboratively with the cancer programme team and support work assigned to the team.

We are looking for candidates who can evidence:  (See person specification for further detail)

  • Experience of working on and delivering complex projects to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including health professionals, senior managers, people affected by cancer, third sector organisations.
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options.
  • Works well with others, is positive and helpful, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others.
  • Consistently looks to improve what they do, look for successful tried and tested ways of working, and also seeks out innovation.
  • An ability to work autonomously in a dynamic and pressurised environment is essential, as you will be working in a rapidly changing context with multiple priorities.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lesley Smith

Senior Programme Manager, Living With and Beyond Cancer

Mobile: 07702 410528


Alice Simon

Senior Project Manager, Quality of Life Pilot Project

Mobile: 07919540692