AHP & Nursing Workforce Development Lead

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum , pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Workforce and Organisational Development team at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC) recognise that our people are our greatest asset. Their dedication, talent, knowledge and experience are at the heart of everything we do and have a big impact on the care that we provide.

The Allied Health Professional (AHP) and Nursing Workforce Development Lead will play a key role in helping to deliver CCC's commitment to attract, retain and develop the brightest and best people locally, nationally and internationally, through our reputation for excellence in patient care, research and education, and our commitment to the health, wellbeing and experience of staff.

The AHP and Nursing Workforce Development Lead will contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the AHP and Nursing workforce in line with the Trust strategic objectives.

As a registered Health Professional, the post holder will contribute to developing the workforce reflecting new ways of working across the ICS. Maintaining a workforce with the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality patient care in line with the CCC People Promise and Allied Health Professions (AHP) Strategy for England: AHPs Deliver.

This is a really exciting opportunity to help shape the future of our cancer workforce and ultimately improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.

Main duties of the job

The AHP and Nursing Workforce Development Lead will work alongside Trust leadership teams and staff to support the organisation in developing, recruiting and retaining the best AHP and Nursing staff.

They will be required to consistently operate with a high level of political awareness, personal influence and skill. Working effectively with partners across The Trust, regionally and nationally including Health Education England, NHS England to deliver identified work streams and objectives.

We are looking for an individual with strong and proven leadership skills, to role model and facilitate innovation and change within our AHP and Nursing workforce.

The role will report to the Head of Workforce and Development with professional accountability to Lead AHP/Chief Nurse dependent on post holder's profession. The post holder will represent the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in various regional and national networks and forums and will act in a highly autonomous capacityof teams.

About us

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's leading providers of non-surgical cancer treatment, caring for a population of 2.4 million people across Cheshire & Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire.

Our flagship specialist cancer hospital in Liverpool opened in June 2020, supported by our hospital on the Clatterbridge Health Park in Wirral providing outpatient cancer treatment and supportive care, and our radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree Hospital site.

Together, working across three sites and operating specialist chemotherapy clinics in four of Merseyside's district hospitals, we are able to deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies. We also deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home and Work service are the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers and host the region's Teenage and Young Adult Unit, (supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust).

Working with leading experts from The University of Liverpool and the Cancer Research UK Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit we strive to stay at the forefront of novel treatments and techniques to deliver more effective and personalised treatments than ever before.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

Have an in-depth understanding of the strategic direction of the organisation to ensure the development of the AHP and Nursing workforce to have the right skills to deliver the best possible care to patients, in response to a changing health service
  • Manage the interdependencies between the CCC AHP and Nursing workforce supply strategy including the transformational elements
  • Develop sustainable innovative approaches to recruitment and retention to provide quality care and reduce AHP/Nursing turnover
  • Work with Service Leads and General Managers to embed structures to improve effective long term recruitment and retention of AHPs/Nurses
  • Actively engage and contribute to the ICS and AHP faculty workforce activities to support the organisations AHP workforce priorities
  • Work closely with Service Managers, Clinical Education, Learning and Development, and HR to ensure that the clinical education, staff development and workforce strategies for AHPs, Nurses and Clinical Support Workers (CSW) meet the organisations people, clinical and quality priorities
  • Influence and promote the visibility of AHP/Nursing workforce and Clinical Support Workers across the Trust
  • Collect, analyse and report AHP/Nursing workforce data to relevant CCC workforce groups and committees

Person Specification



  • oBsc (Registered AHP/Nurse)
  • Masters level qualifications/modules in relevant areas
  • Leadership/Project Management Qualifications


  • Project Management Qualification PRINCE2 or equivalent



  • A skilled and experienced AHP with a sound understanding of the NHS and the AHP/Nursing workforce
  • Good Operational/Project management skills, will be experienced working to deadlines
  • Knowledge of current national and regional AHP/Nursing workforce planning agenda and priorities


  • Understanding of quality improvement methodology and outcome measurement



  • Significant experience in a senior clinical leadership position
  • evidence of professional leadership
  • Proven track record in delivering on a variety of projects
  • Experience of effective multidisciplinary working, decision making and conflict resolution
  • Experience of working in partnership with external organisations


  • evidence of involvement in change management or service improvement
  • Experienced in budget management
  • experience in workforce planning

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT


CCC Wirral


CH63 4JY

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