Do you want to work with a growing NHS organisation helping to tackle cancer through great teamwork, innovation and expertise?
Do you want a fulfilling role that will make a real difference to the treatment and care of cancer patients, improve how they are supported in the community, or help to reduce cancer deaths by awareness-raising across our diverse population?
Do you want to be supported in learning fresh skills, building greater knowledge and having new experiences that will be indispensable in your career?
Then join our welcoming team at Cheshire & Merseyside Cancer Alliance and take your career to the next level while enjoying a satisfying job with a great work-life balance and supportive, friendly colleagues.
We are looking for committed, passionate people who want to make a difference in the NHS and tackle cancer by sharing best practice and new ideas, passing on the latest learning in medical innovations and management techniques.
You may be degree educated, but some roles don’t require it, and although everything we do is for patients, their families, carers or the public, everyone contributes in different ways and people join us at all stage of life.
You could be working with teams across many different programmes and be involved in a number of exciting projects and initiatives – liaising with experts in the field, or the public through community outreach.
You may also be supporting our recently launched learning platform for cancer health professionals – The Cancer Academy. The Cancer Academy brings ‘excellence in cancer education’ to people working in cancer treatment, care and planning in a healthcare or community setting.
Cheshire & Merseyside Cancer Alliance (CMCA) co-ordinates, leads and drives improvements in cancer services and care right across our area.
We welcome new colleagues from inside and outside the health sector who want to be part of our ambitious team with a mission to deliver the NHS’s commitment to improving outcomes for everyone touched by cancer.
We work closely with clinicians, patients and partner organisations to achieve:
- Better Cancer Services, by providing access to expertise and learning; leading change in care pathways and in piloting new scientific innovations.
- Better Cancer Care, by sharing best practice and building on good patient experience.
- Better Cancer Outcomes, by increasing early detection and diagnosis, enabling swift access to cancer services and pathways, ensuring cancer patients have the support they need to live long fulfilling lives beyond cancer.
We have more than 60 colleagues working in the Cancer Alliance and our staff surveys show our team has the highest satisfaction rating in our Trust – which itself has higher scores than the national average.
That is because we work hard to make sure our team members have an excellent work/life balance, with blended, flexible or home working as an option. We also have excellent office accommodation in central Liverpool and at our base in Wirral.
Our HQ in Liverpool is in The Spine, attractive new office space in the heart of the city’s Knowledge Quarter, next to the universities and Clatterbridge’s new, state-of-the-art cancer hospital.
We arrange regular ‘away days’ where team members – many of whom work from home – can meet up and get to know each other, learn about different projects and celebrate our successes. We also have a dedicated team to help support colleagues in the work they do, and hold ‘team huddle’ sessions, walks and social activities.
Being part of the Cancer Alliance is a career very much within the NHS, with all the training and advancement that working for a great employer brings – not to mention progression pay and leave entitlement, an excellent pension and NHS staff discounts. Clatterbridge itself also has a host of opportunities to become involved in career progression and events staged by the Trust and Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
The work can be challenging but is hugely rewarding and we – and your colleagues – will be with you every step of the way.
Here are some of the views from our Cancer Alliance colleagues...
"The job is extremely rewarding and can go towards changing a person’s experience for the better, during a scary time. I am lucky to have such friendly, supportive colleagues. When we work together we achieve great things."
"I never thought I’d work in healthcare, but it’s great to feel I am contributing to improving the lives of the many people who are affected by cancer in Cheshire and Merseyside."
"I really enjoy working for the Alliance as my job role is interesting, challenging and diverse – and my colleagues are all supportive and friendly."
"We can save more lives. That’s what gets me out of bed every morning and why I love working for the Cancer Alliance."
"I learn something new each day. Working for the Cancer Alliance is so rewarding – you feel you are making a real difference to real people. There are lots of opportunities to help in a variety of project areas."