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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Practitioner (Cancer Services)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per anum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
This is an exciting project opportunity to improve access, education and the experience of patients with a cancer diagnosis from an ethnic minority group and/or areas of deprivation.

It is recognised that patients from ethnic minority groups experience poorer cancer care and increased mortality, and those living in a deprived area are at a 28% higher risk of mortality as a consequence of their cancer diagnosis.

We are looking for somebody with a passion to help reduce these inequalities by meeting with people from these groups in their communities to find out how we can support them more effectively to reduce the inequalities they experience.

Main duties of the job

The EDI Practitioner will support the effective implementation and embedding of equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in relation to Personalised Cancer Care at the Trust, working in partnership with a range of EDI stakeholders and groups. You will manage the Personalised Cancer Care EDI project and share best practice, seeking opportunities to strengthen and integrate EDI into the delivery of divisional and Trust wide plans.

You will provide advice, taking an evidence-based approach to develop plans, policy, guidance and resources, contributing to mainstreaming and embedding equality and inclusion in accordance with the Personalised Cancer Care agenda.

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

Essential & Desirable


  • Degree level study in relevant area or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Experience in working on equality improvement initiatives. Experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds and professions. Experience of supporting with developing Equality Impact Assessments. Experience of working within the public sector. Experience of working within cancer services.
  • High standard of verbal and written communication with the ability to produce high quality reports. Ability to analyse, interpret and present high level data/reports as required. Ability to work autonomously. Able to work collaboratively with key stakeholders and wider members of the multi disciplinary team. Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • A strong personal commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion


  • PRINCE 2 or Project management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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