VACANCY (Post Title): Macmillan Palliative Care Lead
Strategic Planning, Performance & Commissioning Team
Location: Office Base within the Strategic Planning Team, post holder will be required to work flexibly at locations both within and, less frequently, outwith Dumfries and Galloway.
GRADE: Band 6
SALARY: £26,830 to £35,933
HOURS: 37.5hpw, 23 Months Fixed Term (Project Work)
Description of Role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen in NHS Dumfries and Galloway to work in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support as part of a small project team, for 23 months to deliver better outcomes for people living with cancer and developing palliative care services in Dumfries and Galloway.
The post holder will manage; lead and co-ordinate specific strands of complex work relating specifically to the palliative care aspects of the programme; taking a key role in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of project plans to ensure project goals are met. The role will support effective delivery of cancer and palliative care services in Dumfries and Galloway.
The post holder will lead on the process of understanding health and social care needs in relation to palliative, end of life and bereavement in Dumfries and Galloway, addressing health inequalities, determining priorities for action, taking into account the wider understanding of the characteristics of the local population and actively disseminating the findings of a wide range of analysis and information.
The job will involve liaison between colleagues at all levels, within and outwith Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care, as well as with service users and carers.
A key function will be wide consultation with colleagues, partner agencies, communities, service users, Carers and the public to ensure broad participation in the work of the Project which aims to improve the palliative and end of life and bereavement care and support experience for people in Dumfries and Galloway.
You will be invaluable in providing an effective and efficient project management function to the Programme, and will need to demonstrate a high level of prioritisation and organisational skills.
You will be an enthusiastic, motivated and proactive individual, with a keen interest in seeing complex work through to delivery.
This project is funded by and in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan offer educational and development opportunities through their learning and development programme, as well as grant application scheme for external qualifications relevant to the role.
Informal enquires to: Alexandra Little Telor Email:
Closing Date: Thursday 24 May 2018 (midnight)
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