Job summary

Our Cancer Centre, is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the Cancer Services Clinical Business Unit as the Cancer Centre Manager. The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding and proven track record of working to Cancer pathways within the NHS. The post holder will sit within the Cancer Services Clinical Business Unit, but they will be required to work closely with multiple teams across the trust that delivery Cancer Services. They will need to have good prior knowledge of NHS working at senior level.

The post-holder will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams (MDT), Service Managers and Clinical Leads to drive improvements in pathways and maintain the performance metrics. They will be directly responsible for the Cancer Centre team.

The successful candidate will be required to have excellent communication and team working skills to drive engagement across multiple teams and deliver good performance within services. This may involve complex discussions and problem solving.

We are looking for an inclusive and engaging leader with drive and vision. The post holder will work with their team to deliver patient focused, high quality and efficient services for our service users. You will be a role model to staff at all levels within Trust by displaying the highest standard of our values on a day to day basis.

Main duties of the job

To adhere to all Trust standards, policies, procedures and standing financial instructions, using key performance indicators for monitoring performance against these standards.

Understanding of the cancer waiting times standards and IOG’s (Improving Outcomes Guidance for cancer), and ensuring that the Divisions and Nursing & Patient Services understand these in sufficient detail to run their units successfully from a cancer perspective

Co-ordination of the National Cancer Peer Review programme for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and supporting the multi disciplinary teams to complete the programme within the deadlines set by the National Cancer Peer Review Team, including cross organisational working with Nottingham Cancer Centre to complete joint self assessment of the specialist multi disciplinary teams.

Working with the Divisional General Managers, Deputy General Managers, Clinical Services Managers to identify capacity needed for delivery of cancer treatments. Understanding the constraints and understanding where performance is not achieving standard.

To coordinate the cancer PTL management meetings on a regular basis, ensuring that the Business Units have access to their cancer PTL and treatment reports as and when required.

Line management and budget management responsibilities.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of £643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement – “Outstanding Care Personally Delivered” – stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’. Our rating for caring remained as ‘Good’.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of relevant professional management training and /or qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Desirable

  • Postgraduate Management qualification or Master’s degree in a management subject
  • Previous Experience


  • Operational management of clinical/operational services within the NHS or a related healthcare organisation.
  • Experience of business case preparation, presentation and implementation.
  • Experience of implementing change management projects including service improvement and service redesign.
  • Experience of Multidisciplinary working
  • Performance Monitoring management
  • Evidence of Particular: – Knowledge – Skills – Aptitudes


  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of NHS policies and national agenda, including the financial and capacity environment within which the Trust operates
  • Highly developed interpersonal and facilitation skills with ability to gain and maintain credibility, to motivate and engage others and influence and negotiate successful outcomes
  • Knowledge of service issues and priorities facing Trusts, PCT’s, GP’s and other healthcare organisations
  • Understanding of the complexity of the NHS and the likely changes over the next 3 to 5 years
  • Demonstrates personal credibility and adopts a personal style that encourages others to be open. Creates a culture that encourages creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver in a pressurised environment to demanding timescales
  • Ability to take personal responsibility and have the confidence to make difficult or unpopular decisions and, through example, empower others to the same
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle complex and difficult situations with authority and commitment at a senior level
  • Ability to identify and apply at all levels appropriate and responsive communication mechanisms
  • Standard keyboard skills and proficiency in the use of ICT applications to support efficient work activity, including the analysis, interpretation and presentation of complex data
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people at all levels from different professional disciplines
  • Ability to think laterally, identify and evaluate options to present workable solutions, taking into account internal and external political environments
  • Performance management experience
  • Change management experience
  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the National Cancer Plan, Cancer Reform Strategy (DH 2007) and the Improving Outcomes a Strategy for Cancer (DH 2011)
  • An in depth knowledge of the Cancer Waiting times Guidance
  • Specific Requirements


  • Able to travel to different sites and beyond as required