Perth, Perth and Kinross
£35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Job description

Health Professional Engagement Manager - North and East Scotland

£35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Fixed-term contract until May 2021 (Secondments considered)

Home or Office-based with remote working and travel around the health regions - this includes NHS Grampian, NHS Tayside, NHS Lothian, NHS Highland (remotely)

Are you an engaging individual who can help us to improve cancer outcomes and save more lives? Do you have experience and/or understanding of working in primary care?

Cancer Research UK, the North of Scotland Cancer Alliance and local Health Boards are partnering to improve the prevention and earlier diagnosis of cancer. Primary Care professionals, especially GPs and their practice teams, have a crucial role to play in early diagnosis - but we know this is a complex area. We are also engaging with a range of Healthcare Professionals across the cancer pathway to raise the profile of cancer, identify activities to improve cancer outcomes and make change happen at a local and regional level.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Health Professional Engagement Facilitator Manager to lead the delivery of our work in North & East Scotland providing direct support to primary care teams in NHS Grampian and Tayside with remote contact within NHS Highland and Island Boards:

  • Support North Cancer Alliance Plans by direct engagement with primary care teams to improve earlier detection rates in lung, colorectal, urology and skin cancer.
  • As a priority you will need to understand these pathways and the challenges faced by GP's to ensure that referrals are appropriate, timely and when/how to safety net patients in primary care
  • You will also manage, train, develop and support a Health Professional Engagement Facilitator based in NHS Lothian
  • Capture our activity and impact in this area

We're looking for a strong leader to join our team who has….

  • Experience of partnering with a range of stakeholders to influence and develop sustainable change
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of working in primary and /or secondary care and health service environments, including significant understanding of challenges faced by GPs
  • Proven ability to effectively manage projects to achieve tangible business outcomes
  • Experience of managing, developing and motivating others

As the role is field based, you'll also need to have tenacity and be comfortable working on your own as well as part of a team. As indicated the role involves engagement with GP practices in the North of Scotland region which requires frequent travel within the region. We, therefore, expect applicants to be based within this region. You can be home or office based or a mixture with space allocated in NHS Grampian's offices at Summerfield House, Eday Road, Aberdeen.

If this describes you, join our team as we work hard to beat cancer sooner. For full role details, please see our candidate pack here:

Closing Date: Sunday 15th December 2019, 23:55pm

Interview Date and Location: January 2020 - date to be confirmed at NHS Grampian Board Headquarters, Summerfield House, 2 Eday Road, Aberdeen, AB15 6RE

*Please note that the selection process for these roles will involve your application being shared with our third party partners and health professionals. Your application will be treated in strict confidence at all times. The application process will involve uploading your CV and supporting statement. Please ensure your CV is no longer than 2 sides of A4.

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Posted on: 04 December 2019
Closed date: 15 December 2019
Job ref: R013860
Tags: Advice, Information, Care Management