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Cancer Service Manager - Band 8B

Band 8b

Main area
Band 8b
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southmead Hospital
£53,168 - £62,001 £53,168 - £62001 per annum
Salary period
01/11/2020 23:59

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North Bristol NHS trust is a centre of excellence for health care in the South West in a number of fields, as well as one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK.


As a centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialties, the trust's pioneering treatments and advances in care have won national and international recognition.    


North Bristol NHS Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute provider that is ambitious about developing our services, your career and passionate about your health and wellbeing.


NBT is a local hospital to 1 million residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset offering streamlined referral pathways from primary care for suspected cancer, and a regional centre for referrals to our cancer teams in Urology and Breast.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Cancer Services team. North Bristol Trust is seeking a motivated individual to manage  Cancer Services.

The successful candidate will work as part of a management team, working collaboratively with the Trust Clinical Lead and Lead Nurse for Cancer and the Deputy Chief Operating Officer to support the Trust in implementing the NHS Cancer Strategy and Quality agenda.  


NBT manages a multiple of tumour sites and regional cancer services, both surgical and medical delivering excellent clinical care, driving innovation and maintaining high patient experience and quality of care.


The post holder will work collaboratively with specialty teams in ensuring the Cancer Services pathways are fit for purpose and lead the cancer services operational team to ensure operational processes are efficient and responsive and provide a high quality  services to patients with a cancer diagnosis. This will involve identifying and implementing service improvement initiatives, which will make a significant contribution to transformational change within Cancer Services. 


The post-holder will:


  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) to ensure operation in line with Quality Surveillance measures. 
  • Be well versed in the requirements of organisations treating cancer patients and will be responsible for monitoring cancer performance across all tumour groups against national and local targets.
  • Work with local clinical teams, and external cancer alliance partners, to review current patient pathways; identifying areas for modernisation and improvement in line with best practice.
  • Be able to work with stakeholders at national, regional and local levels, to do that you will need excellent communication and organisational skills to co-ordinate and resolve problems and concerns as they arise.
  • Be responsible for the oversight of the MDT processes, patient pathway management, and national cancer clinical datasets and reporting.
  • Work closely with clinical teams, service managers, information and performance analysts, and research colleagues

For further information or an informal discussion please contact:

Rosanna James ( Deputy COO, or

Terri Agnew Cancer Services Manager (

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Rosanna James
Job title
Deputy Chief Operating Officer
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07880 473394