Non Clinical - Head of Cancer Services

  • Department Rapid Diagnostic Centre
  • Salary £65,664.00 – £75,874 per annum
  • Closing Date 18/08/2022
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8c
  • Job ref 223-HCS-740
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment - 12 months
  • Hours 18.75 hours per week

Job overview

* This position is pending Agenda for Change Approval*

An exciting new Head of Cancer Services position has been developed to help lead the direction of Cancer Services within the Trust and also to support the delivery of the 5 year Integrated Cancer Strategy.  This role is responsible for advising the Trust to ensure compliance with the national requirements and frameworks.

Ensuring the successful delivery of the annual National Cancer Quality Surveillance Programme, working in partnership with the Trust Lead Cancer Clinician is an integral aspect of this role.


Main duties of the job

The Head of Cancer Services is the managerial focal point for all cancer related aspects across the Trust and will plan, co-ordinate, manage and develop all aspects of Cancer Services for the Trust in accordance with local and national directives. This will include working closely and supporting responsible Divisions/Teams in the delivery of the cancer access and quality targets.

For the full list of duties and responsibilities please refer to the Job Description. 


Working for your organisation

Cancer Services provide a Corporate function within the Trust, working will all the Divisions and Senior Operational, Managerial and Clinical Leads in the delivery of cancer pathways in line with the Cancer Waiting Times Standards. Cancer Services is responsible for delivering both local and nationally mandated requirements and for driving improvements to improve patient experience. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities  please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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