Cancer Performance and Delivery Manager

East Suffolk and North Essex 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
Job summary

Are you and experienced NHS Manager with an interest in Cancer?

Are you passionate about patient experience, service delivery and improving performance?

Are you someone who routinely delivers in their current role, acknowledging the pressures that the NHS is currently facing as we recover post pandemic.

We are a knowledgeable, friendly and supportive team and you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that what you do as part of that team makes a valuable difference to patients referred on a cancer pathway.

ESNEFT is in the top 5 largest providers of cancer treatments and referrals received in England.

We are looking for an experienced individual to oversee the daily pathway tracking and associated performance element of the Colchester MDT team.

Based mainly at Colchester hospital and reporting to the Head of Cancer Performance and Strategy, the successful applicant will be part of a large team whose main responsibility is to ensure that every patient referred on a cancer pathway has the best possible experience of care.

Informal enquiries please contact Pat Harvey, Head of Cancer Performance by calling 01206 745301 or 07841 484416

Or emailing

Interviews to be held Friday 16th June 2023

Main duties of the job

As the 28 day Faster Diagnosis Standard becomes more recognised for its importance, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the team (made up of bookings staff, pathway trackers and MDT coordinators and MDT managers) are working effectively and efficiently, to ensure that every patient goes through their diagnostic pathway as quickly as possible.

The Cancer Performance and Delivery Manager will also be the main contact between the MDT and Operational teams in regard to unresolved delays, proactive escalation resolution and ensuring that correct actions are in place to minimise any potential delays to the patients care.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Degree level or able to demonstrate directly relevant experience.
  • NHS Management/leadership qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continued learning / personal development


  • Data management



  • Proven experience in an NHS Operational or Performance Role at band 7 or above
  • Super User with ability to use and produce reports from National Cancer Registration Systems (Somerset)
  • Subject expert level knowledge of Cancer Waiting Times (CWT)
  • Proven success in delivering change and performance with and through management and clinical teams.
  • Experience of managing a large team to deliver improved performance
  • Experience of budget and staff management.
  • Experience of dealing with complex and/or sensitive information and unpredictable situations.


  • Knowledge of Careflow or Lorenzo PAS
  • Knowledge of Evolve or Big Hand admin systems
  • Knowledge of Oncology treatments
  • Knowledge of all main diagnostic modalities



  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to influence, negotiate and persuade
  • Ability to create documents and reports using but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint


  • Use of Power BI
  • Experience of Report writing

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