Interim Operations Manager – Cancer & Oncology

The Finegreen Group
West Midlands
Competitive – NHSI Agency Cap Band 8b
Closing date
22 Sep 2021

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An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work for an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an Interim Operations Manager Cancer and Oncology, for 3 months.

As this is a key position within the organisation, candidates must have significant experience of Operational Service Management. The successful candidate will also have experience of strategic planning, development, and delivery of high-quality cancer services.

The role is based in the West Midlands and will be remunerated under the NHSI Agency Caps at Band 8b.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Assist in ensuring the organisation has clear plans in place to achieve Cancer Targets;
  • Responsible for the operational information systems and processes for cancer waiting times, monitoring, and reporting;
  • Oversee the implementation of, and compliance with, the NHS Long Term Plan;
  • Work closely with the Cancer Alliance and be the organisation’s day-to-day link with the Alliance;
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of internal and external key relationships with major stakeholders;
  • Manage Oncology Services, and be jointly accountable for the delivery of quality, safety, operational performance, budgetary management, and staff morale for the Cancer/Oncology team;
  • Make certain there are clear plans in place to achieve Cancer Targets;
  • Adapt and improve information systems and processes to ensure performance data is accurately captured and reported both to senior managers, clinicians and external bodies;
  • Work alongside Directorate Managers, Deputy Directorate Managers, Cancer Nurse Specialists and Clinicians to ensure the national and local cancer agenda is being considered and implemented within Directorates;
  • Engage clinical and non-clinical staff in the business of Cancer Services, building processes and systems around patient experience, ensuring delivery of excellent healthcare;
  • Develop and implement cancer initiatives such as the Day 28 Faster Diagnosis Standard, and Rapid Diagnostic Centres across all tumour groups, in line with national guidance;
  • Lead and encourage the transformation of services, and embed new ways of working which support patient care aims.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A master’s degree, or equivalent professional experience;
  • Substantial experience of meeting performance targets;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the cancer performance targets including the challenges, initiatives, outcomes, and targets;
  • Demonstratable experience in day-to-day acute hospital operational management;
  • The ability to influence others in a positive and assertive way to achieve results;
  • Experience of leading the change in a complex environment;
  • Extensive staff management experience.
If you are interested in the role, please send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability.

If you do not receive a response within 72 hours of receipt, please assume that on this particular occasion, your application did not meet the client’s requirements for this specific role.


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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0345 130 4006
The Finegreen Group
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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