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Deputy Cancer Manager

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Deputy Cancer Manager - Band 7 37.5 hours - Permanent

An exciting opportunity has a risen to work along side the Lead Cancer Manager in the leadership of the Cancer Services Team and, in line with the national cancer agenda. The post- holder will provide strong visible leadership across the organisation, by engaging and supporting staff with regards to the cancer agenda, and supporting the Lead Cancer Manager in helping to set the strategic direction for cancer provision within the Trust.

Working with the Lead Cancer Manager, the post- holder will help to develop a culture focused on safety and quality, whilst ensuring achievement of performance against the national standards and positive patient experience. The post- holder will support the development of a culture across the organisation which is transparent and empowers innovation, creativity, and learning at ward and departmental level.

Main duties of the job

The post- holder will support the Lead Cancer Manager in the leadership of the Cancer Services Team and, in line with the national cancer agenda, will provide an approach of positively influencing excellence in patient experience, outcomes, and the delivery of statutory regulatory requirements and targets, within resource constraints.The post- holder will provide strong visible leadership across the organisation, by engaging and supporting staff with regards to the cancer agenda, and supporting the Lead Cancer Manager in helping to set the strategic direction for cancer provision within the Trust, whilst ensuring alignment with the overall corporate objectives.The Deputy Cancer Services Manager will be responsible for leading on a number of key performance and operational criteria across cancer services. They will provide leadership and line management of the Cancer Services Support Managers to ensure the effective leadership and management of processes. This will provide assurance that the Cancer Services Teamdelivers a patient- centered service.The post- holder will deputise for the Lead Cancer Manager when required.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To provide leadership and line management to the Cancer Support Managers. The Cancer Support Managers provide line management for the Cancer MDT Coordinator team, Cancer Pathway Navigators, Cancer Care Coordinators, and Cancer Diagnostic Facilitators. Lead the Cancer Support Managers to ensure that the Cancer Services Team is managed in line HR policies and procedures. Through supporting the Cancer Support Managers,ensure that a robust 121 programme is in place.

Support all recruitment to the team. Lead and support the Cancer Support Managers to identify training and development requirements for the Cancer Services Team and develop plans to deliver educationwhere required. Through working with, and supporting, the Cancer Support Managers, ensure workloads are managed and that the Cancer Services Team is working effectively and efficiently. Ensure standard operating procedures (SOPs) for tracking patients and escalation procedures are current and clearly communicated across the team. Champion innovation and the implementation of best practice in terms of systems such as the Somerset Cancer Register functionality and Trust specific administration systems. Maintain an awareness of current and future national cancer guidelines, targets, and systems.

Disseminate this knowledge to the Cancer Team and raise the profile of the cancer agenda within the wider organisation. Work alongside the Lead Cancer Manager, Lead Cancer Clinician, and Lead Cancer Nurse to provide support to the tumour- site lead clinicians and Directorate Managers to ensure effective delivery of agreed pathways and procedures between services and organisations. Working with the Cancer Performance Manager and the Directorate management teams support the achievement of all national cancer waiting times standards and high- quality clinical services. This includes supporting the weekly patient tracker list (PTL) meetings and dissemination of robust escalations to applicable managers. Along with the Lead Cancer Manager facilitate and drive change across cancer services in conjunction with directorate- management- teamcolleagues and service- improvement managers.

Analyse complex performance data to identify service improvement opportunities. Implement identified changes with the Cancer Services Team using service change methodology, persuasion, and negotiating skills where required. Lead on pathway optimisation initiatives to streamline processes/ reduce the time from referral to treatment for cancer patients. Along with the Lead Cancer Manager, ensure that clinical and non-clinical staff understand the national cancer standards and, when required, use the necessary communication skills to check understanding and monitoring, and delivery, of those targets. Ensure that robust data collection mechanisms and appropriate quality and validation procedures are used within Cancer Services so that cancer information is collected in line with local and national requirements (including cancer audits and COSD).

Support the Lead Cancer Manager in the budget management for the various staff groups within the Cancer Services Team. Support the Lead Cancer Manager to collate and present reports for the Trust board, GMC, NHSE and other organisations as appropriate, to provide required levels of assurance and inform decision-making processes regarding cancer performance. When required, represent the Trust with regards to all aspects of the cancer agenda and act at all times with maturity and sensitivity towards the organisational priorities. Lead team briefings and department meetings as required. Deputise when required for the Lead Cancer Manager.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level, equivalent or study in progress.
  • Evidence of on-going professional development.


  • Management qualification.



  • Substantial experience managing a team within a health- care, or public- health setting.
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital environment in a management role.
  • Track record of achieving service targets.
  • Evidence of effective management of a complex and diverse workforce in Cancer Services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current national policy, standards, and frameworks.
  • Experience of leading and managing change with evidence of negotiation and communication.
  • Experience of assessing, understanding managing, and mitigating risk.


  • Experience of working autonomously



  • Demonstrable understanding of current NHS agenda, challenges, and developments.
  • Advanced decision- making, problem- solving, negotiating, and influencing skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload effectively and ability to use information effectively.
  • Work through organisational barriers and manage conflict with a range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of NHS legislation, statutory and legal requirements, corporate governance and risk.
  • Established management abilities, able to provide leadership and empower staff at all levels.


  • Skills in process re-design.
  • Knowledge of the national and local cancer agenda.

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Tameside & Glossop IC NHS FT

Fountain Street



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