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Senior Programme Manager (Radiotherapy Operational Delivery Network)

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed Term/Secondment for 3 years
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum
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At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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**  Fixed term contract / secondment opportunity for 3 years **

We have a rare and exciting opportunity to join the NNUH as a Senior Programme Manager for the East of England Radiotherapy Operational Delivery Network (ODN).  The successful candidate will work alongside our established team to facilitate effective and timely delivery of the radiotherapy service specification across the East of England.

NNUH has been selected to host East of England Radiotherapy ODN, one of 11 national networks. The initiative is jointly headed up by the East of England Cancer Alliance and NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning group. The new network will cover all of East Anglia - an area comprising of five NHS Trusts with six radiotherapy departments. 

The Radiotherapy ODN will aim to make patient access to services equal, so anybody requiring treatment at any hospital providing radiotherapy services in the East of England will have the same experience, receive the same high quality treatment and have that treatment delivered within the same timescale. The network will also look to increase participation in clinical trials and promote access to the latest available technology and technological advancements, as well sharing learning and experience from the world leading radiotherapy departments in the East of England.

If this sounds like the job for you and you would like some further information or to arrange a visit please contact  Alternatively call Mark on 01603 646740.To lead on establishing an ODN benchmark process within the Network using clinical outcome measures and criteria in the Radiotherapy Service Specification.

  • Foster a culture of collaboration across the Network, via formal and informal communications, ensuring all network organisations are equally involved and represented.
  • To create and maintain effective network structures/groups that enable the delivery of the work programme; involving multidisciplinary teams from a range of health professionals and allied groups, including public & patient groups.
  • To work with the clinical leads (medical, radiotherapy and physics) within the Network to interpret national guidance and strategic policy in the context of the ODN and translate them into plans and strategies for implementation.
  • To deliver effective clinical flows through the provider system through clinical collaboration for networked provision of services.
  • Act as a champion for patients; ensure the patient voice is at the heart of network activities, to involve public & patients in policy development and decision-making within networks.
  • Ensure financial probity of the Network is maintained within the Host organisation’s financial constraints.

**  If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported. **

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Interview date: 30th September 2019

Open for applications: 11th September 2019

Close for applications: 19th September 2019

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mark Gilham - Head of Radiotherapy

Tel: 01603 646740