Macmillan Cancer Matron

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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

We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualificationand requiresponsorshipwe are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses.

There is an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered cancer nurse to come and join the cancer services team at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation trust.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to oversee the operational running, service development, and management of our Cancer Nurse Specialist teams for solid tumours (except breast) at our Worthing Hospital site. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring high quality care across our services, working closely with colleagues in cancer across the Trust and supporting the development of the service in the new Cancer Division.

The post holder will provide nursing leadership, ensuring compassionate, high quality care is integral to the service, as well as continually evaluating policies, guidelines and management of patients in line with national and best practice.

Main duties of the job

The clinical matron will be responsible for ensuring patients receive high quality, evidenced based compassionate care and will be responsible for ensuring that staff are supported and developed to deliver high quality care in accordance with the Trust values.

The cancer matron will have enhanced clinical and managerial skills relevant to cancer nursing, and provide expertise both within their own clinical environment and across the organisation as necessary to support the Organisational Strategy in the achievement of professional, operational and clinical governance objectives. This will involve being responsible for the development and implementation of service improvement and/or policies in their area of expertise.

About us

Join us at UHSussex , every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • This role requires a flexible, experienced nurse with a wide range of, clinical expertise, leadership and management skills.
  • Responsibility for the development, management and leadership of the Clinical Nurse Specialist teams at Worthing Hospital for patients who have a solid tumour diagnosis (except breast), and the Macmillan Information and Support Service Manager.
  • Work alongside other Matrons, managers and Leads in Cancer Services, and collaboratively with internal and external partners to enable innovation and development g. nursing structure, workforce planning, budgetary control, caseload, scope of working relationships, materials, equipment etc.
  • Responsive to often rapidly changing service and staffing needs. There may be occasions where the role is required to provide some clinical cover for the Cancer Nurse Specialist (CNS) teams to ensure continuity of services
  • Support service development and improvements, and work with internal and external partners and key stakeholders, such as Macmillan Cancer Support and the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance to maximise resources
  • Identify gaps and inequity to develop sustainable specialist nursing services for patients diagnosed and living with cancer, and enable services to develop to meet the growing survivorship and personalised care agenda, ensuring continuity of services
  • Co-ordinate training, development and support of new and existing staff, as well as acting as a resource to internal and external colleagues, across primary and secondary care.

See Job Description and Person Specification attachment for full details

Person Specification



  • Degree level education related to healthcare, cancer or related specialty.
  • Evidence of Leadership development/ qualification
  • Evidence of Management development/ qualification
  • Advanced Communication Skills Training
  • Master's level education (or equivalent level of study) or willingness to work towards
  • NMC registration and valid PIN
  • Experience of planning & implementing change in practice/ service improvement management
  • Experience of working with key stakeholders across service providers
  • Post registration experience of working at a Band 7 or above, within a specialist cancer nursing field
  • Advanced clinical competencies and highly developed specialist knowledge of cancer and pathways of care
  • Competence in the assessment and management of patients with a suspected or confirmed cancer diagnosis
  • Up to date knowledge of the national cancer and survivorship agenda
  • Experience of managing communication of highly complex and specialist communication in an understandable way
  • Experience/ evidence of influencing at senior managerial level


  • Oncology course or specialist cancer nursing qualification
  • Physical Assessment Module/Independent Non-Medical Prescriber qualification
  • Project management qualification/ experience
  • Masters degree

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