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Macmillan Project Manager

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

The post-holder will be responsible for leading on the Chemotherapy Outreach Project to help deliver the strategic objectives of Macmillan and the Directorate.

The post-holder will provide project management expertise, guidance and advice, including the co-ordination, drafting and editing of project documentation, tracking risks and issues and regular monitoring of project performance against agreed project deliverables.

The role will involve leading on the preparation of various project-related reports and providing change management support to the Directorate to facilitate adoption of new ways of working and associated behavioural changes, to achieve project outcomes and organisational objectives.

The role will involve service redesign / improvement work, including the modelling of information and statistics on activity and other performance-related data to aid understanding of potential impact / benefits of proposed changes, in support of enabling robust decision-taking across the organisation.

Main duties of the job

To lead on designated performance improvement projects for Macmillan and DGT. Identify the key project stakeholders and establish and chair a project steering group.

To lead service improvement initiatives and develop proposals for service improvements, including developing and delivering training to varied audiences to facilitate change, as required.

Scope and map the existing cancer workforce's capability to deliver the Macmillan's Right by You Principles. Responsible for ensuring their understanding of this as a way of working. Identify gaps and priority areas to enable the integrated delivery of Macmillan Right by You Principles

Ensure the voice of the person living with cancer is heard, valued and represented throughout the project to ensure the delivery of Macmillan Right By You Principles is reflective of patients views and needs, working closely with relevant and stakeholders through the lifetime of the project

Understand, build and develop integration links between acute, primary and community care.

Responsible for improvement and evaluation of projects by undertaking Post Implementation Reviews to identify and share lessons learnt across the organisation and improve the rate of success with respect to delivery and culture change.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all of our staff are double vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

General responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

Managerial responsibilities

Professional responsibilities

Education and development responsibilities

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, please see the detailed job description and person specification for further information.

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • Educated to Masters level, or equivalent by experience
  • Project Management qualification
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Clinical background / qualification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Proficient IT skills, including Excel and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to analyse, interrogate, assimilate, disseminate and present complex information
  • Able to produce robust business cases
  • Knowledge of project principles, techniques and tools
  • Proven ability to problem solve and recommend / take effective decisions in a high pressure environment
  • Ability to use own judgement and initiative and prioritise workload
  • Able to use motivational skills to encourage collaborative working to increase the chances of success and improve outcomes
  • Able to confidently deliver training to varied audiences
  • Able to work and engage constructively with stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writte
  • Ability to negotiate with colleagues and to use persuasive skills to positively influence change
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Able to chair / lead meetings


  • Understanding of MS Access, SPC and other data analysis techniques, such as SQL Query Analyser



  • Proven project management experience
  • Change management experience
  • Recent management experience with proven track record of using professional knowledge to bring about sustainable change
  • Experience of working effectively with senior managers and leaders


  • Operational management experience within a healthcare or related environment

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