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Head of Cancer Support Services

CLAN Cancer Support

Head of Cancer Support Services

Competitive salary

Aberdeen / North East Scotland 

We are seeking a collaborative and driven Head of Cancer Support Services to join the senior management team and lead CLAN’s programme of integrated support to people affected by cancer into a new and exciting era.

The appointee will build and maintain excellent collaborative relationships with the NHS, health and social care partnerships, and other key stakeholders across CLAN’s geographic reach in the north of Scotland to assess and determine future cancer support service’s needs, in line with national and local cancer policy and strategic planning.

Leading a multi-disciplined team of experienced practitioners, the appointee will build on CLAN’s established Support Services experience and the unique opportunities presented by creating new ways of remote and digital working developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, to develop an integrated, robust and forward-looking Support Services programme.

The appointee will be responsible for ensuring that this programme is provided in accordance with CLAN’s policies and procedures, culture, values and brand and that all CLAN’s cancer support centres and outreach services are appropriately resourced and managed in support of the programme and client’s needs.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the postholder will work with the CLAN Board and assume responsibility for keeping Trustees informed and advised of all factors relevant to cancer service delivery.

The successful candidate will be capable of demonstrating proven service delivery experience, ideally in a health and social care environment. Consideration will be given to candidates who feel they have transferable skills from sectors out with traditional health and social care. Importantly, they will possess energy, commitment, ambition and the leadership skills to support and further develop an already successful cancer services team to the next level in service delivery.

In addition to offering a rewarding career and competitive salary, CLAN delivers a range of staff benefits including competitive holiday entitlement, workplace pension and flexible working.

You will find the full Job Description and Person Specification, along with more information on the organisation, within the Candidate Pack and Annual Report (download below):

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Catriona Mackie, Director of Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th February 2021

Interviews: It is anticipated that initial interviews for this position will take place week commencing 1st March 2021.

To apply for this role please use the apply button below. Our process involves submitting your CV and a supporting statement which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role’s criteria.