Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Senior Cancer Awareness Nurse on a 12 month basis.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for delivering local Cancer Awareness Roadshow and Hub activity – informing and empowering people to make healthy lifestyle changes and promote early diagnosis through in-depth face-to-face interactions and signposting into local services, particularly among those at greatest risk. This will include working on Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Awareness Roadshow and Cancer Awareness Hub and other health promotion activities as required.

What will I be doing?

  • Overseeing the day-to-day delivery of Roadshow and Hub activity in your area in line with Health Community Engagement strategy, ensuring smooth running and effective team working with the other nurse, Roadshow Logistics Manger (RLM), health workers and volunteers resolving day-to-day issues in a pragmatic way and escalating to the Cancer Awareness Nurse Manager or Senior HCE Manager when necessary
  • Planning a schedule of cancer awareness outreach activity that is aligned with team and directorate strategy and priorities – including scoping local venues and making recommendations, and delivering health stands, workshops and presentation to the public
  • Responsible for having tailored in-depth face-to-face interactions with members of the public to raise awareness of cancer, sharing evidence-based messages and encouraging people to take positive action for their health
  • Identifying and develop new and existing contacts in local public health teams and encouraging local health workers who are suitable and relevant to work alongside us
  • Ensuring that all health workers and other internal and external staff working with you are clearly briefed on their remit and boundaries prior to public-facing activity and closely monitor them throughout
  • Researching and producing local stats and health information and signposting sheets, and circulating to other nurse in advance
  • Responsible for collecting and reporting data for evaluation of activity in your area and for providing overall feedback on the activity to inform future planning
  • Contributing to other general feedback, monitoring and evaluation of Cancer Awareness Roadshow and Hub, including providing local insight and intelligence to inform the work of the HCE team and other teams in the Policy & Information directorate.

What skills are you looking for?

  • Registered Adult Nurse – NMC registration is mandatory for this role and must be maintained at all times
  • A qualification or demonstrable interest in at least one of the following: health promotion, practice nursing, occupational health, health visiting, district/community nursing or other area relevant to this role
  • Experience in health promotion or community/public health services and a passion for raising cancer awareness and supporting positive behaviour change through public-facing engagement activity
  • An understanding of the challenges and determinants associated with health inequalities and reaching disadvantaged groups
  • Knowledge of key cancer awareness messages and ability to research, prioritise and consult others on the latest health information and appropriate services
  • The ability to work flexibly and autonomously while working effectively as a valued and supportive member of the whole team
  • Excellent verbal communication and listening skills – an ability to engage people in conversation and to use motivational interviewing techniques while maintaining professional boundaries
  • Confidence and ability to make decisions and solve problems appropriately, and to adapt and deal with difficult, unforeseen challenges that may arise
  • Understanding of the importance and need for adhering to compliance/policies and quality assurance measures
  • Excellent written, administration and organisation skills.

What will I gain?

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and is supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that’s impressive.

In return, we make sure you are supported by a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

Our benefits package includes a substantial retirement plan, a generous and flexible leave allowance, discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, and much more.

We don’t forget people have lives outside of work too and so we actively encourage a flexible working culture.

Our work – from funding cutting-edge research to developing public policy – will change the world. It’s exciting to be part of our team.

How do I apply?

We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; but we won’t be able to view them until we invite you for an interview. Instead, we ask you to complete the work history section of the online application form for us to be able to assess you quickly, fairly and objectively.