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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

We are seeking an experienced programme coordinator with an interest in psychological care and support for people affected by cancer, to manage a benchmarking and engagement activity across Scotland.

Based within the North Cancer Alliance and in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, this Band 7 role will be pivotal in mapping current resources available and identifying gaps against the Scottish Governments new Psychological Support and Therapies Framework for People Affected By Cancer.

The programme coordinator will support a clinical lead to undertake the detailed mapping, coordinate a national group and drive forward planning activities to increase the accessibility and availability of support for people affected by cancer across Scotland.

Working across NHS, community and third sector, the programme coordinator will:

  • provide project manager support for Psychological Support benchmarking programme, which will include travel to locations across Scotland
  • strengthen partnership arrangements between acute, community and third sector partners delivering these services at local, Regional and National level
  • identify opportunities to enhance local service delivery including how to match capacity and demand, using the Framework as a model for delivery and measurement
  • identify training requirements across all levels of psychological support and therapies as part of future service delivery models, and work with key partners to develop a plan that will meet these requirements whilst ensuring the Framework is visible in currently available training
  • work nationally with key stakeholders to embed psychological care and support within cancer pathways, and support efforts to embed the Framework in practice and strategic planning
  • While this role will be based within the North Cancer Alliance, applicants will be able to work remotely with regular travel to NHS, community and third sector premises across Scotland.

    A driving license and the ability to travel across Scotland are essential requirements for this post.

    The successful applicant will require to be driven and passionate in supporting people affected by cancer, have a high attention to detail and project management skills.

    Informal enquiries to: Bryan McKellar, Regional Manager – Cancer on 07981 477560.

    – Urban Practice