Current vacancies at the Trust

Head of Transformation for Cancer Services

Band 9

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Band 9
Fixed Term - 1 year
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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£85,884 - £106,900 p.a inc HCA
25/06/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Head of Transformation for Cancer Services


We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield, including cancer, renal and cardiothoracic services. We are an integrated acute and community Trust with nearly 2 million patient contacts a year, an annual budget in excess of £1bn and over 13,000 staff.

In common with all NHS organisations, Guy’s and St Thomas’ faces significant opportunities and challenges to sustain success across a range of financial and performance dimensions. That said, the Trust has an excellent track record of mounting an effective and proactive response in such circumstances, predominantly through better utilising the talent of its staff. In recent years, a cornerstone of this has been our Fit for the Future programme, which is an ambitious portfolio of activities across the tripartite agenda of quality, safety and efficiency. At a high level, it has helped create a more efficient organisation that is able to provide healthcare excellence and system leadership despite rising demand and heightened external expectation.


We are looking for a talented, committed and experienced leader to manage the Guys Cancer Pathway Improvement Programme. This Programme will oversee a range of projects to continue to improve pathway length, patient experience and subsequent performance against both external standards and those we set internally to ensure we deliver timely appropriate care, and minimize the chance and risk of delay to patient pathways. The programme will also link directly to the wider Accountable Cancer Network (ACN) programme and the South East London shared care improvement team, which is working across all three Trusts to improve shared care pathways which remain a significant challenge across the SEL sector, and to our Directorate led internal improvement plans. The Head of Transformation for Cancer will work alongside the Chief of Cancer Services, the Director of Operations and the Fit for the Future Transformation team with the Trust Management Executive to ensure that the programme of improvement is effectively translated into a range of projects that focus on reducing pathway length and patient experience, with clear and well planned delivery stages, that the wider teams involved in the delivery of services have the appropriate skills to deliver the improvements, linking with the Transformation team for resource and consistency in approach. The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a strong track record of transforming elective care services, engaging large numbers of staff and service users in transformational change. We are looking for someone with excellent problem solving skills, high levels of energy and enthusiasm and the ability to think creatively.

Closing Date: 25 June 2018 at Midnight

Interview Date: to be advised

For more information or an informal discussion, contact  Jon Findlay – or Liz Emery –

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information or an informal discussion, contact  Jon Findlay – or Liz Emery –

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