Programme Support Worker

Dorset Cancer Partnership

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group


Fixed term (2 Years)


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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual who is keen to develop their skills, knowledge and experience working to provide administrative & secretarial support the Dorset Cancer Partnership.


The Dorset Cancer Partnership brings together cancer resources across Dorset to work as ‘One Cancer Service’ improving patient pathways across all providers in Bournemouth, Dorchester and Poole. This includes all statutory healthcare and local authority services with strong partnership working with voluntary organisations and user support.  The Programme Support role will provide secretarial and administrative support to clinical cancer meetings and support the delivery of the Cancer Strategy, service improvement projects and activities on behalf of the Dorset Cancer Partnership to achieve the Local, Regional and National Cancer Strategy ambitions for Cancer Services in Dorset.


The role will involve secretarial and administrative support to the DCP Clinical Lead, DCP Programme Lead and Cancer Services Coordinator and clinical meetings of the partnership. Tasks will include arranging appointments and meetings, supporting the planning and organisation of DCP events and taking minutes at both clinical and non-clinical meetings.

This role will be suitable for an experienced secretary / administrator, who has worked in a healthcare environment (NHS) and has some knowledge of medical terminology. Having excellent organisational and communication skills and an ability to thrive in a busy and complex working environment is fundamental to the role.

This position will be based at Dorset CCG's Poole office on Wallisdown Road, with regular working at the Dorset Cancer Centre at Poole Hospital, and frequent travel between the three acute trusts in Dorset and the CCG offices in Dorchester. The Dorset Cancer Partnership is responsible for improving cancer services across Dorset, and this post will be part of a small, friendly and successful team working on a number of cancer programmes and projects. If you would like to make a real difference to patient care and contribute to improving outcomes for cancer patients across Dorset then this post would be of interest to you. For an informal discussion about this post please contact 

Our Mission

Using our clinical understanding, we strive to lead continuous improvements to health and care services in Dorset. Our key mission is to support people in Dorset to lead healthier lives, for longer.

This mission sets out our ultimate purpose. It defines what we must aim to achieve every day, through every decision and every interaction we have as an organisation. It also incorporates our vision statement. Our mission statement is explained as follows:

  • 'Supporting people' reflects our role of commissioning services for those who fall ill and in preventing illness in the first place. It also recognises the need for us to support people to manage their own health and to work with them to do this successfully.
  • We have a duty of care for all people while they are 'in Dorset' - not just Dorset residents.
  • 'Healthier lives' is the ultimate outcome we are aiming for. It reflects a need to prevent illness (e.g. through education), as well as recognising the need to provide timely services for everyone.

As a clinical commissioning group we have a responsibility as leaders within the health economy. Our unique position as clinicians also allows us to view things differently.

We already have an excellent health service in Dorset but, excellent services can still, and must, be improved to reflect a continually changing economy and society. By using our clinical understanding and different perspective we can drive continuous improvements, not just in health care but across all services within Dorset.



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Alex Geen

01202 541499

Job Reference

Reference: 467-CCG-137.19

Closing Date: 29/05/2019