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Cancer standards training lead

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our cancer management team in a new and exciting role as cancer standards lead. The person will have extensive knowledge and experience of all cancer pathways and cancer waits guidance and must have sound knowledge of Infoflex cancer register.

The post will lead on the design, development and implementation of an extensive cancer training programme for the NCIC workforce. Planning and leading on cancer education days for clinical and non clinical colleagues this post will embed a programme of cancer training to support the workforce in achieving national cancer performance and improved cancer care for patients.

In addition, the post holder will develop a training programme for MDT coordinators and cancer trackers and deliver to the highest standard across all tumour groups ensuring all new and existing staff are trained and competency assessed (minimum annually for substantive staff) in line with current and changing CWT guidance, and applying these standards in working practices.

The job holder will be responsible for scheduling the cancer services team's training and education programme ensuring standard operating processes/systems are available, documented, implemented and embedded.

The post holder will have good engagement and influencing skills and be an effective communicator with the ability to present to large audiences as well as deliver one to one training.

Main duties of the job

Lead on the design, development and implementation of an extensive cancer training programme for the NCIC workforce. Planning and leading on cancer education days for clinical and non clinical colleagues

Have a comprehensive understanding and detailed knowledge of a cancer waiting times guidance. This must be sufficiently comprehensive to be able to deliver training across the organisation.

Support in the development and delivery of the Cancer Training strategy

Undertake testing of Infoflex upgrades making recommendations regarding modifications to ensure that it is fit for purpose. Roll training out to staff when upgrades occur.

To assess the current skill levels of all members of cancer services, plan and devise complex and multi layered training and educational plans, which may require constant revision to meet individual's needs and new CWT guidance.

To develop and maintain the cancer service teams individualised related documentation including supporting training manuals, certificates, handouts and materials including updated CWT guidance.

To lead and provide informed knowledge and advice on CWT guidelines and the application of cancer information requirements to all members of NCIC staff involved in cancer services.

To monitor staffs recorded CWT patient activity in accordance with national and local cancer waiting time guidelines dealing with any potential discrepancy addressing issues appropriately.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':o Being a clinically led organisationo Quality and safety at the heart of our Trusto A positive patient experience every timeo A great place to worko Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Degree level education or equivalent experience
  • Management certificate or equivalent experience
  • Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent


  • Relevant qualification in training and education



  • Significant experience within cancer services
  • Experience of change management
  • Experience of people management
  • Experience in formulating policies, procedures & report writing
  • Experience in the design and delivery of training courses and documentation
  • Experience of leading and developing a diverse team


  • Experience of monitoring and developing others
  • Service improvement experience



  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge of cancer services
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cancer waits guidance
  • Comprehensive knowledge of COSD requirements
  • Knowledge of quality, standard setting, benchmarking and audit
  • Working knowledge of national cancer targets and their implementation including PTL support
  • Knowledge of current issues in healthcare/specialty



  • Good motivational and organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate complex topics relating to cancer to trainees of all levels
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Expert in staff management skills.
  • Leadership skills


  • Presentation skills at local and regional level

Personal Circumstances


  • Time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Confidence, decisiveness, initiative and high self-motivation

Other requirements


  • Able to travel independently as required
  • Flexible approach to working patterns

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


NCIC - Across site



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