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Cancer Performance Manager

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The MFT Cancer Performance Manager will provide support using their high level cancer knowledge and management skills to enable change to support delivery of MFT cancer objectives and priorities identified within the local cancer delivery plans. The breadth of MFTs Cancer programme covers the whole pathway including screening and early diagnosis, personalised care and sustainable operational performance.

The MFT Cancer Performance Manager will be responsible for the development, management and implementation of key projects across MFT organisations. The role will require project management skills to deliver objectives in accordance with the aims and ambitions of MFT. The role will encompass a performance management element which will help drive the improvement of MFT Cancer Performance and Compliance, to ensure the best outcomes for all MFT patients on a Cancer Pathway. The role will work with hospital sites in order to ensure performance and compliance, in adherence with National Cancer Wait Times and any other relevant national guidance. This may include analysis of cancer breaches to enable corrective action planning. In conjunction with the Head of Cancer Performance, the role will also support and plan the Quality Assurance Process within MFT. This requires a level of political awareness, personal influence and skill.

Main duties of the job

  • Oversight and co-ordination of cancer improvement projects
  • Project management and day to day running of one or more large scale transformation projects
  • Performance reporting compliance within the cancer programme governance framework
  • Identifying and managing the risks associated with performance targets
  • Support the planning and implementation of the Quality Assurance Process
  • Providing expert cancer management advice and support to other staff and teams within MFT organisations

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Person Spec


  • oExperience of analysing performance data, waiting lists and service information
  • oTrack record of management/review of significant national targets
  • oAbility to challenge traditional working practices and win support for new initiatives often involving managing conflict
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with colleagues, clinicians and managers both internal and external to the Trust
  • oEvidence of report writing and presenting skills, excellent levels of numeracy and literacy.
  • oAbility to maintain quality under pressure and ensure deadlines are met, prioritising workload as appropriate
  • oRelevant experience of working within an acute healthcare setting


  • oExperience in change management and service redesign
  • oExperience of training and facilitating group discussions and supporting training, education and development opportunities

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trust Headquarters, Cobbett House

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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