Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospital
27/02/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.


Are you experienced in working with and supporting people affected by cancer? We have an opportunity for an individual with the relevant experience to lead our Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services across the Fylde Coast.  The service is currently based within Blackpool Victoria Hospital however, we are delighted to be in a position through support received from Macmillan Cancer Support to be expanding and developing our service into the community across the Fylde coast. 

The Macmillan Information Centre Manager role will provide day to day management and development of the information service and a small team of Information and Support Workers and will develop and expand the volunteer services. The post holder must be dynamic, have excellent leadership and service development skills and will project manage the expansion of the services and development of new roles.

The Information centre manager will involve direct support for those affected by cancer and also ensure development of education for professionals and the public.  The service will work across all settings both from health professionals in acute and primary care, social care and also working with our service user engagement lead and GP, Public Health teams to work with communities in prevention and raising public awareness to support early diagnosis.

This is an exciting time for us, we are so proud of the services we provide and if you feel you have the skills and enthusiasm to develop this further for the people of the Fylde Coast then please apply to join us.

Provisional Interview date: 8th March 2018. 


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jackie Brunton

Lead Cancer Nurse -

01253 957147

Jessica Jones

Macmillan Transformation Project Lead

01253 957147


If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957944