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Clinical Lead - Oncology


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Part time - 2 sessions per week
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£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
19/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

We are pleased to advertise the post of Clinical Lead for Oncology at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  

The Clinical Lead provides clinical, operational and strategic leadership within the senior Oncology Management team and alongside the Specialty Director and Triumvirate of Diagnostics & Specialties.

Further details of the role can be found in the attached job description.

Main duties of the job

They will be responsible for:

  • the operational and strategic coordination of key leadership subgroups and workstreams within the Cancer Centre, including: Radiotherapy, SACT, Digital, and Inpatient (+AOS) & Outpatient subgroups; Trials; Educational forum; and the Gloucestershire Cancer Institute new build strategy. This will require close working with respective leads for these groups.
  • establishing and maintaining inclusive and effective working relationships across clinical and professional boundaries to widen participation in decision-making, target setting, workforce and job planning
  • Appraisal and revalidation processes for senior medical colleagues.
  • maintaining a culture of integrity, patient-centredness, openness, and aspiration within the Cancer Centre
  • the delivery of clinical services within the Trust’s financial, workforce, operational targets and strategic objectives and accountable for overseeing clinical governance and quality.

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.  We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Clinical Lead will:

  • Gather and analyse performance data.
  • Engage the team in service improvement decisions and processes, fostering a culture of continuous innovation and improvement.
  • Challenge the way things are done currently where necessary
  • Encourage others to improve services and recognise and reward innovation and improvement.

Please view Job Description for further details

Person specification

Qualifications / Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Clinician of at least 12 months demonstrating successful clinical practice and good reputation

Special Knowledge/Abilities and/or Experience

Essential criteria
  • Leadership/Management
  • Evidence of leadership and/or people management (including persuasion/negotiation and conflict management)
  • Service Improvement – (must include improved quality/safety)
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership/ management programme
  • Financial and budgetary awareness
  • Broader picture/agenda

Personal Skills/Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Integrity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Resilience
  • Visibility and accessibility
  • Intellectual agility and flexibility
  • Openness to new ideas and innovation
  • Leading by example
  • Self-awareness: the demonstration of understanding of personal strengths and development needs and the impact of one’s behaviours on others.
  • Self-management: taking action to capitalise on and foster strengths, whilst maintaining development both as a leader and as a clinician.
  • Compassion for self and others
  • Bravery

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sam Guglani
Job title
Clincal lead, Oncology
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Alex D’Agapeyeff
Job Title: Medical Director
Email address: alex.d'