Programme Manager - Targeted Lung Health Checks & Treatment Variation

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about improving the lives of people with cancer? Do you want to help detect and treat cancer as quickly as possible? Working in the Wessex Cancer Alliance, that's exactly what you'll do.

Wessex Cancer Alliance bring together clinical and managerial leaders from different hospital trusts and other health and social care organisations, to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care for cancer patients. Our purpose is to lead and inspire innovation and improvement in cancer care for all people in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.As Programme Manager for Targeted Lung Health Checks and Treatment Variation you will lead a broad range of initiatives to prevent cancer and treat it as early as possible.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a high-profile programme across Wessex, involving strategic thinking, quality improvement, programme management and stakeholder engagement across primary care, public health, secondary care, and local communities.

Main duties of the job


You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

About us


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We're proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

Job description

Job responsibilities



Key functions of the post are:
  • Programme and project management
  • Communications, stakeholder engagement and relationship management
  • Patient and public involvement
  • Financial and information management

This role will ensure delivery of the Targeted Lung Health Check programme and support the delivery of the Treatment Variation wider programme of work. The post holder will represent Wessex Cancer Alliance nationally and locally to build relationships, develop knowledge and implement change and transformation to develop and deliver all the elements of the Targeted Lung Health Check programme in Wessex.


Someone who is passionate about improving cancer services and outcomes, who is knowledge of project management with a track record of managing successful change.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in a health care setting
  • Member of relevant professional body - where appropriate
  • Knowledge of project management /improvement skills across a range of disciplines, with a track record of managing successful change
  • Holds a relevant project management qualification (e.g. Prince2 Practitioner) or can demonstrate equivalent knowledge obtained through experience
  • Working knowledge of more than one methodology


  • QSIR college associate
  • Coaching qualification

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Experience of working autonomously and self-starter
  • Proven track record in project management experience
  • Facilitation of multi-professional groups
  • Presenting and communicating to a variety of different audiences
  • Experience at a senior level in industry or healthcare sector
  • Evidence of leading and implementing change, influencing behaviour, collaborative working with others
  • Evidence of significant structured project management skills and experience
  • Literate, with report writing skills and experience
  • Previous experience in quality / service improvement environment


  • Previous experience in healthcare setting
  • Coaching experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience of working with and influencing clinicians

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Able to work across boundaries forming effective working relationships with a wide range of staff Experience in educating and training others
  • Leadership: Evidence of leadership qualities
  • A self-starter, able to work with minimal direction. Knows when to take the lead in situations and when to encourage others take lead roles
  • Well-developed influencing skills, able to motivate and empower others
  • Time management: Ability to prioritise objectives (large and small) and multi-task
  • Analytical: Ability to analyse complex problems in detail, interpret complex information, and develop practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse and interpret technical, sensitive or contentious information and present this to a variety of audiences
  • Managing change: Ability to lead project teams to effect change in rapidly changing environments, to achieve agreed goals
  • Developed communication, influencing, negotiating and diplomacy skills
  • Calm and logical thinker
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge and application of quality improvement and service redesign tools and techniques
  • Project management: Ability to scope, plan and manage a suite of projects
  • Professional self-awareness and awareness of the needs of others
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and resilient
  • Personal integrity
  • Intellectual flexibility
  • Confidence
  • Commitment to the Trust's goals
  • Team player

Special requirements of the post


  • Full UK Driving license

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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