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Greater Manchester Cancer Clinical Lead - Colorectal Cancer

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £114,003 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 Aug 2022

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Hospital, Oncology
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time
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Successful applicants will:

  • Provide clinical and managerial leadership and have overall responsibility for the outcomes, quality of services and patient experience of their integrated care pathway.
  • Create a clear view of the improvements needed in their area of expertise to improve the outcomes and patient experience for patients with Cancer.
  • Actively participate in designing change to improve the cancer waiting times standards across the region
  • Drive operational performance in each part of the pathway, working with key forums such as the Pathology and Imaging network to address pathway delays and support pathway design
  • Have responsibility for supporting the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and annual operational planning guidance including leading bespoke pieces of work relevant to the tumour pathway.
  • Support and provide on-going encouragement, progress reviews and guidance to the pathway board and their programmes of work. To bring to the attention of the Medical Director if there are issues of concern.
  • Support the Senior Responsible officer and GMC core team in providing clinical and managerial leadership for the delivery of the key outcomes outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan and annual operating planning guidance.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will report to the Senior Responsible Officer of GM Cancer. The appointment will be for 3 years and subject to a satisfactory robust annual review. This will be remunerated at 3 PA for a 1-year period in the first instance with the expectation that this is extended for the duration of the 3-year term. The funding of the role will be split as follows: 2.5 PAs funded by Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance, 0.5 PA funded by the individual's contract holding trust.

About us

Working relationships


  • Greater Manchester Cancer Senior Management Team
  • Pathway Managers
  • Patient representatives
  • Other Greater Manchester Cancer Clinical Leads
  • Pathway board members
  • Primary Care representatives in Greater Manchester and East Cheshire
  • Research and education colleagues
  • Cancer commissioners
  • Members of the Greater Manchester Cancer Board

Job description
Job responsibilities

In addition to your application submitted via NHS jobs which should include a brief CV (maximum up to 5 pages) as an attachment, and the names and contact details of 2 referees, please email a covering letter to Alison Armstrong (contact details below) containing an explanation of suitability for the role including(1) clinical credibility,(2) management experience and/or potential(3) proposed goals and objectives within the first 12 months, if appointed.

Applications will be based on merit and will include an assessment of future potential in addition to previous experience.

Applications will be accepted from clinicians (senior doctors/nurses/AHPs) from any of the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Provider Organisations.

Applications will be assessed by the Senior Responsible Officer and representatives of the Greater Manchester Cancer Senior Team with the appointment process involving various stakeholders of the GM Healthcare system including people affected by cancer.

Person Specification
Values and behaviours


  • Committed to quality in all that they do
  • Values diversity and difference and promotes equality of opportunity
  • Shows commitment to changing the culture of current cancer processes and systems to promote greater focus on patient experience and clinical outcomes and looking at the whole patient journey
  • Operates with integrity and openness
  • Is energetic and enthusiastic, capable of generating enthusiasm in others and gaining confidence among a diverse multidisciplinary team
  • Challenges received wisdom and acceptance of the status quo

Knowledge and experience


  • Has the credibility to be a regional clinical leader by way of demonstrable clinical excellence and being able to command trust from colleagues
  • Has in-depth knowledge of the pathways provision and services
  • Shows an awareness of the wider strategic issues affecting health care delivery in the NHS, especially in Greater Manchester and East Cheshire - thorough knowledge of national and local factors that may affect cancer care
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for working collaboratively with other organisations, including trusts and primary care with users



  • Has held a senior clinical leadership/managerial position within Greater Manchester and East Cheshire's NHS where there has been demonstrable excellence in the monitoring and performance of cancer care
  • Has developed plans for service changes and improvements across multiple organisations

Skills and capabilities


  • Is capable of leading a multidisciplinary team of clinicians (doctors, nurses and associated healthcare workers) within a complex organisational network, across provider trusts and into primary care
  • Is able to confidently chair a Greater Manchester and East Cheshire-wide speciality group, collating validated minutes and ensuring appropriate engagement, discussion and attendance
  • Is able to influence others to develop a shared vision

To apply, please click the Apply Now button.

BMJRef: BMJ-88071/413-GMC-V2022-22637


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