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Macmillan Deputy Lead Cancer Nurse

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Isle of Wight
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 8A
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Macmillan Deputy Lead Cancer Nurse who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the hardworking, dedicated and committed Isle of Wight NHS Trust Cancer Nursing team.

The post holder will work closely with, and deputise for, the Consultant Cancer Nurse on the future development of the Cancer services. Enabling the development of the nursing and AHP workforce and national cancer agenda.

Main duties of the job

We require a dynamic, motivated and experienced senior cancer nurse to assist in providing the strategic leadershipfor the Cancer Service.

You will need commitment and drive, excellent communication and clinical skills. A flexible, adaptable approach and proven leadership abilities enabling professional leadership and support for the Cancer Care Team.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Person Specification

Physical Skills


  • Computer literate and adequate IT skills
  • Working at senior level, ability to prioritise and manage own time and caseload
  • Able to work autonomously and lead others at an advanced level, aware of own limitations and seeks out appropriate advice and support
  • To work effectively in a team or alone and can also support, educate and motivate others
  • Travel between departments and other organisations in Central South Coast Cancer Network.



  • Demonstrates advanced leadership decisions making skills
  • Can effectively prioritise, coordinate and lead own work and that of others
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong sense of vision for developing the role
  • Presentation skills
  • Able to work under pressure - to meet tight deadlines and deliver work of consistently high standard.

Communication Skills


  • Demonstrate expert verbal and non-verbal communication skills in multi-disciplinary forums and multi-professional meetings and events
  • To have completed further training in advanced 3 day communication skills course, psychological assessment training and demonstrate a high degree of skills and abilities in this area.

Qualifications and role specific knowledge


  • Registered nurse: entry on either part 1 or 12 of the NMC register
  • Extensive experience in field of cancer care
  • Possession of: Cancer care/palliative care/ specialist training/knowledge
  • Evidence of professional development relevant to the cancer speciality.
  • To hold an ENB 998 or teaching qualification.
  • Evidence of CPD to Masters level equivalence.
  • MSc in appropriate subject linked to cancer care (or committed to commence within 12 months of employment).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and training.
  • Detailed knowledge of national cancer agenda, especially in relation to nursing/AHP services
  • To demonstrate a genuine interest in cancer care and knowledge of this speciality, working at an advanced level clinically and managerially
  • Experience in clinical haematology / oncology, with a sound knowledge of the speciality.
  • Knowledgeable and have advanced management of change.
  • Advanced knowledge and a clear understanding of local and national cancer standards, policies and guidance.

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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