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Darzi Fellowship

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, capable health care professional who is experienced in SACT delivery to complete a Darzi Fellowship Clinical Leadership Programme designed to build the training and development of senior clinical leaders. It entails a full time 12-month Fellowship Challenge alongside a PGCert Leadership in Health (Darzi) over the course of the 2023/24 academic year.The challenge comprises demand and capacity of high quality provision of SACT (Systemic Anti- Cancer Treatment) in an pressured environment, caused by increasing numbers of cancer patients receiving treatments in increasingly complex combinations. The aim is to understand the complexity of the service across the sector and to be able to identify areas of inequality and/ or poor patient experience. The challenge will then be to work with the teams to identify how improvements may be made and engage stakeholders in prioritising these changes.

Main duties of the job

The Darzi Fellowship Clinical Leadership Programme is designed to build the training and development of senior clinical leaders. It entails a 12-month Fellowship Challenge alongside a PGCert Leadership in Health (Darzi) over the course of the 2023/24 academic year. The programme offers Fellows a unique opportunity to develop the capability skills necessary for their future roles as clinical leaders. It creates opportunities to work with medical directors (or equivalent) and lead the development of service changes and quality. We welcome applications from experienced and dedicated clinicians who have a proved interest in education and multi-disciplinary learning. The Darzi Fellowship is considered a prestigious post and is highly recommended for aspiring clinical leaders.

Applications are welcomed from all healthcare professionals as set out in the person specification. The post may be of particular interest to nurses or pharmacists is banded at a 8a- 8b depending on experience.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

To provide clinical leadership for agreed projects To liaise and engage with the organisation and other sector colleagues as appropriate Provide timely and effective clinical advice and leadership working with managers and staff in relation to the agreed Fellowship Challenge Provide written reports on Challenge progress, including risks and issues Attend all educational modules, development opportunities and undertake self-managed study hours associated with the Fellowship Attend the relevant coaching and learning sets Participate in all aspects of the Fellowship scheme and its evaluation Contribute to capacity building through leadership and organisational skills development for trainee doctors and other healthcare professionals within the organisation based on their learning in the Fellowship. Act as an ambassador for the Fellowship scheme and promote medical leadership

Person Specification



  • Full registration with relevant professional body, e.g. GMC, GDC, NMC, HPC, GPC, HPCP
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Minimum training level or experience of: ST4-6, CT3, SAS, GPST3/4, Band 7/8a or equivalent, from a recognised specialty school training programme
  • Satisfactory progression through training, as evidenced by satisfactory outcomes in relevant specialty examination, e.g. RITA, ARCP, Prep CPD/Practice
  • Experience of over 2 years in SACT delivery


  • Higher degree or management qualification

Experience and achievements


  • Previous co-ordination or management or leadership experience either at undergraduate or postgraduate level, within or without health care


  • Evidence of clinical excellence e.g. prizes, presentations papers



  • Some knowledge of organisational development or management or leadership development theory, principles or programmes
  • Understanding of current issues and challenges within health care delivery across the wider NHS
  • Some understanding of quality improvement/safety improvement/ clinical governance principles application within clinical settings

Skills and abilities


  • Teaching and training
  • Ability to work with, and lead others, across professions


  • Critical appraisal skills
  • Ability to develop educational programmes
  • Development of evaluations / audit protocols / grant applications

Personal qualities


  • Good communication skills
  • Evidence of continual personal learning and development

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Chelsea



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