Primary Care Network Cancer Facilitator (Early Detection)

37 hours per week

£35,392 per annum

Funding until March 2025 with possible extension

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated, proactive, and efficient individual to join Healthworks to drive improvement in early cancer diagnosis and address cancer inequalities by working with Primary Care Networks (PCN) / GP practices across Newcastle and Gateshead.

About Us

Healthworks is a national award winning charity working with disadvantaged local communities to tackle health inequalities and improve their health and wellbeing through social prescribing. Based in Newcastle, but working across the region for over 27 years, our patron is Professor Michael Marmot. Our work has been recognised by a King’s Fund/GSK award for our work improving the physical and mental health of people across the North East of England.

This post is the result of an ongoing partnership between Healthworks and Northern Cancer Alliance and local health systems and will be working with a range of key partners across Newcastle and Gateshead.

Healthworks is a key partner in health inequalities research and designing interventions with our colleagues across the region’s Universities.

The Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Primary Care Network Cancer Facilitator to join our team and work to help make a difference to the health of local communities. You will work in partnership to drive improvement in early cancer diagnosis outcomes, primarily working with Primary Care Networks (PCN) and GP practices across Newcastle and Gateshead. You will support work to reduce cancer risk, improve uptake of cancer screening, timely patient presentation and referral, and other key early diagnosis work programs. The post holder will be a focal point for early diagnosis activities that will support health professionals.

This role will support, educate and influence primary care teams, health professionals and local health systems to improve cancer services in line with the NHS Long Term Plan, Northern Cancer Alliance plan and the PCN Early Cancer Diagnosis Direct Enhanced Service (DES).

About You

You will be a proactive individual with the ability to build and develop strong collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders across organisational boundaries to influence change.

The successful candidate will embrace and reflect the values upheld by Healthworks. Our commitment to tackling health inequalities is at the heart of everything we do. This position provides you with an opportunity to work with our partners to address health inequalities and their impact on cancer outcomes for patients.

Our Commitment

We know how important our team is to the amazing work that we do in our local communities.  So in return we offer;

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Free membership to both our gyms
  • Training and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to work for a friendly and positive organisation that genuinely makes a difference to people’s lives.

We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We are committed to taking positive and proactive steps to ensure that we provide a safe and caring environment, free from discrimination for everyone.

Interested in applying?

To apply please complete the Application Form and Equality and Diversity Mointoring Form and send them to [email protected]

If you would like to have a look around or an informal chat about the role please contact Fiona Anderson 07949357482. Please use the contact form below to get in touch if you have any questions too. 

Closing Date: Midday on 15 December 2023

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CV’s

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