Project Officer – WCA Service Improvement Team

University Hospital Southampton

Job overview

The post holder will join the Wessex Cancer Alliance Service Improvement team, supporting a review of all cancer tumour sites across Wessex.  The team consists of members with different backgrounds and skills and is hosted by the UHS Transformation team.

Wessex Cancer Alliance (WCA) bring together clinical and managerial leaders from different hospital trusts and other health and social care organisations, to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care for cancer patients. Our purpose is to lead and inspire innovation and improvement in cancer care for all people in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The WCA Service Improvement Team has been developed to work collaboratively with clinical and operational leaders to implement a common cancer improvement methodology across Wessex.  You will be expected to provide a physical presence at Wessex site providers in order to fully engage with teams, understand the pathway and support development of plans to implement improvements. 

Main duties of the job


Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached

Working for our organisation


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We’re proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

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