Lead Cancer Nurse (Band 8a)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic, highly resilient, skilled individual to lead and develop the cancer clinical nurse specialist team.

This is a key strategic leadership and operational support role in developing and maintaining sustainable high quality cancer nursing services.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Cancer Services Team, the west Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance, primary and secondary care and the voluntary sector, to improve the quality of health provision for patients with cancer and their families. The post holder will maximise the contribution that nursing makes to cancer services, focusing on leadership, accountability, support, and supervision, ensuring that cancer nursing care across ANHSFT of the highest standard and in line with Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes, The Living with and Beyond agenda and the Cancer Alliance Planning strategy.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work across organisations to promote the integration of cancer services, streamline processes, optimise communications and education, as well as promote service improvement and redesign, alongside local and national priorities. The post holder will be required to work across sites with the Cancer Alliance, work collaboratively with Bradford and Primary care as required.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of this job vacancy, please see attached full job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse with current registration
  • Educated to degree level
  • Masters level education or equivalent experience
  • Management certificate or equivalent experience
  • Essential IT skills



  • Significant senior experience within cancer services
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development


  • Service improvement experience

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