Vacancy: Macmillan Living With & Beyond Cancer Community Facilitator

Macmillan Living with and Beyond Cancer Community Facilitator Band 7 (2 posts)

PLEASE NOTE these are fixed term posts funded by Macmillan Cancer Support for 24 months.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for two extraordinary people to help transform the way we support cancer survivors in Lincolnshire.

There are currently 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer; this is expected to rise to 4 million by 2030, with 45400 living in Lincolnshire alone. Cancer survival is at its highest ever, with improvements made in the last 15 years, and people are now twice as likely to survive at least 10 years after being diagnosed with cancer as they were at the start of the 1970s.

We need to make sure that we don’t just help more people to live following a cancer diagnosis, but to live well. The ‘Recovery Package’ is recognised in the NHS England Five Year Forward View and Cancer Taskforce Strategy which outlines a commitment to ensuring that ‘every person with cancer has access to elements of the recovery package by 2020’ in order to lead a healthy and active life – this is a national strategic priority and included in ‘Achieving a world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2010.’

Lincolnshire people affected by cancer have told us that they have unmet needs, particularly at the end of treatment, whilst others are struggling with consequences of treatment that could be either avoided or managed. The top three concerns of people living with and beyond cancer in the county are the cancer returning or spreading, lack of information and support and the side effects and health worries associated with cancer including fatigue.

We aim to change this by transforming the way we support cancer survivors in Lincolnshire. We are working in collaboration with multiple partners from all sectors of the health and social care system, and emerging Neighbourhood Teams, and rolling out the ‘Recovery Package’ in communities.

Working closely with the Acute Trust, you will ensure that people living with and beyond cancer have access to a Cancer Care Review and a suitable health and wellbeing environment. You will also be instrumental in developing community based support to make sure that everyone in Lincolnshire who has been affected by cancer has access to the support they need, in the places that they need it, when they need it.

We are looking for people who share the LWABC programme principles and values, and who are committed to putting people at the centre of everything they do. We are looking for people who are innovative in their approach and understand the challenges faced by stakeholders, communities and people affected by cancer in the county.

You will have experience of working in the health, local government or the voluntary and community sectors with the knowledge of project management to be able implement the Lincolnshire Living with and Beyond Cancer Strategy 2017 – 2019. You must be able to demonstrate key skills associated with this and be able to work with considerable autonomy.

Although directly employed by NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group, this post is also one of a network of over 8000 Macmillan health and social care roles that Macmillan supports across the UK (known as Macmillan Professionals). Macmillan see these staff as much a part of Macmillan as any directly employed member of staff.

Being a Macmillan Professional gives you many additional opportunities, such as access to a range of free learning and development, free information resources, support from a range of Macmillan subject experts, as well as access to our UK wide networks of cancer and palliative care specialists.

Department:
Operations, Delivery and Improvements Team
Location:
Cross O’Cliff, LINCOLN
Salary:
£31,696 to £41,787 pa

Find more information and application documents on the NHS website here.

For further information please contact Kathie Longbone Macmillan Cancer Development Manager on 01522 513355 x5560 or kathie.longbone@lincolnshirewestccg.nhs.uk