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Project Lead

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance (CMCA) are offering a 23-month fixed term contract for an innovative and motivated full time Band 6 Project Lead (�35,392 -�42,618) within our high-profile Targeted Lung Health Check Programme (TLHC), a programme of work funded by NHS England that contributes to the ambition of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve early diagnosis and survival for those diagnosed with cancer.

We are looking for someone who has the motivation and experience to influence change as the Project Lead will plan, develop, organise and deliver this complex project in collaboration with multiple partners across Cheshire and Merseyside. The Project Lead will play a key role in ensuring the programme achieves the target of inviting 100% of the eligible population by March 2027, and transition to a national lung cancer screening programme by 2030.The role offers the opportunity to make a real difference to patient outcomes. To date, the programme has inversed the trend by identifying 80% of lung cancers at stages 1 and 2 rather than stages 3 and 4 and enabling over 70% of those patients to proceed for treatment with curative intent. You will be part of an established team that consists of a Senior Programme Manager, a Senior Project Manager, and Project Support Officers.

There is the opportunity for hybrid working at home and/or with days in our offices on the Wirral and/or in Liverpool City Centre.

Face to Face Interviews will be held: Wc 27th May 2024

Main duties of the job

The main focus of the role is to implement the Targeted Lung Health Checkprogramme across Cheshire and Merseyside and support the development of a strategy to deliver a new national lung cancer screening model.The programme works closely with the service provider and NHS Places' to deliver the programme's approach to tackling health inequalities. This includes prioritising roll out in areas with the highest deprivation, lung cancer registration and mortality, and smoking prevalence.

Key responsibilities include:- Establishing and leading complex projects and workstreams within the wider TLHC programme including project steering groups and project teams,- Supporting the project team to identify and manage risks associated with each project and taking a lead role for managing risks for projects within scope of responsibility.- Providing complex information to stakeholders which may be contentious, and motivating and persuading them to engage with the TLHC programme- Creating and updating Project Management Office (PMO) documentationincluding data, project management documentation and IT systems.- The post holder will represent the CA at project operational groups. They will work alongside colleagues at all levels including Senior Clinicians, Executives, Project Managers

About us

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of three specialist cancer centres in England. With 1,800 specialist staff and three sites, we are one of the largest NHS providers of non-surgical cancer treatment. The Trust has a unique multi-site care model serving the 2.4 million population across Cheshire and Merseyside and is consistently rated by patients as one of the best performing hospitals.

Our vision is to not only maintain this level of commitment to excellence but to work with our academic and healthcare partners across the region to ensure care, treatment and patient outcomes continuously improve in the future. We are very proud of all our expert and loyal staff and we welcome people who share the collective aim of delivering excellence in everything that we do.

Our values represent who we are and what we believe in. They define how we act to deliver the best possible care for our patients and shape The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre as a great place to work.

We are -

Kind Empowered Responsible Inclusiv e

Job description

Job responsibilities

As an employee of CMCA (hosted by Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust), you will have access to training, benefits and support. The Trust is committed to providing high standards of both patient and staff experience, including in diversity and inclusion. The Trust's values and behaviours support the Trust Vision 'to provide the best cancer care to the people we serve' and our Mission 'to improve health and wellbeing through compassionate, safe and effective cancer care'. Come and join us at Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance and help us make improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details about this exciting role on offer at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Project Management qualification (e.g. Prince2 Foundation)

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Experience working as part of a project team or within a project environment
  • Experience line managing within previous role
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and pressures for self and others in a challenging environment.
  • Effectively utilise a range of IT office systems including MS Project, PowerPoint, Word, spreadsheets and web browser technologies
  • Knowledge of the latest national cancer policy agenda and the opportunities for improvement in patient care presented by it
  • Knowledge of complex project and change management
  • Confident and an ability to motivate and inspire confidence in others



  • Extensive experience of working to support projects in the NHS environment engaging clinical staff, patients and other key stakeholders in collaborative projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of reporting against project milestones and benefits
  • Experience of contributing to and supporting management of project budgets
  • Experience of contributing to and supporting management of project resources


  • Experience of working in cancer services

Employer details

Employer name

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT


The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral

Clatterbridge Road


CH63 4JY

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