Macmillan Personalised Care Project Manager (Primary Care)

Location: Battersea Park
Contract Type:
Fixed-term until 31 June 2022 (40 hours per week)
Closing date: 1 August 2021
Ref: HW018
The Health and Wellbeing Department deliver a range of programmes to improve the health of our participants. We target those most in need and utilise community based, person-centred approaches to deliver excellent programmes. We work with a range of funders including Wandsworth Council, CCG’s, and charities such as Macmillan and Mind. We have developed considerably in the past few years and are looking to continue that growth in the future. This exciting post will be responsible for leading our Macmillan Community Social Prescribing and Personalised Care project which is delivered in partnership with Macmillan across Wandsworth and South West London. The postholder will be responsible for all aspects of the project, and building on the success achieved to date, continue to respond to the changing needs of people living with and beyond cancer. This role will explore opportunities for future funding and the long term sustainability of the project outcomes. We are looking for someone who is an experienced project manager with direct experience of managing health related projects, ideally in the cancer field. You will need to work across a wide range of project areas including budgets, staffing, referral pathways, delivery models, and monitoring and evaluation. You should be comfortable communicating with health and social care professionals, senior managers, operational teams, and the public, and able to quickly build effective relationships with all our stakeholders.
  • 25 Days Annual Leave
  • Flexible Working
  • Pension Scheme
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Free Gym membership
  • On-site shower facilities* certain places
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Weekly fruit basket
  • Staff Treats
  • Weekly Wellbeing Hour
We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post.  In order to apply for this post, you must demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.Diversity is valued at Enable Leisure and Culture and is important in the work that we do. Applications from all sections of the community are welcome and will be considered on merit. Should you have a disability and require any additional support or if you have any questions regarding the above role, please contact us at

Interviews are planned for W/C 11 August 2021

If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please presume your application was unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Job Purpose:

  • Responsible for the successful management and leadership of all aspects relating to the Macmillan Community Link Worker project.
  • Upskilling Link Workers and those working in social prescribing in the provision of support to those living with and beyond cancer in Wandsworth and South West London.

Project Management

  • Develop and improve the existing Macmillan Community Social Prescribing model and referral pathways to respond to local need and the changing needs of patients.
  • Develop new and existing partnerships and agree working relationships across Hospital Trusts, Primary Care, Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations (VCSOs), and other statutory services. Ensure integration with existing referral pathways.
  • Lead the Steering Group to ensure there is appropriate governance for the project, and to support the engagement of key partners.
  • Work with Macmillan GPs to train and support non-Macmillan Link Workers to provide support, advice, signposting and referral, to people living with and beyond cancer and their families.
  • Support VCS’s to ensure their services are open to and supportive of people living with and beyond cancer and their families following referrals from Link Workers (Macmillan and non-Macmillan).
  • Ensure appropriate data sharing and patient confidentiality processes and procedures are in place and adhered to.
  • Ensure the project is effective and efficient in its delivery and operations. Use different tools to support this including Elemental, processes and policies.
  • Explore opportunities for future funding and growth. In particular, seek opportunities for ongoing sustainability of the service beyond the initial funding, evaluation opportunities, and growth within South West London.


  • Recruit and induct Cancer Link Workers, and other staff including volunteers as appropriate to support the delivery of the project.
  • Support staff in their professional development, developing individual training and work plans.
  • Line management of Macmillan Cancer Link Workers, other project staff, and contractors as required.

Finance & Budgets:

  • Manage all aspects of the project budget, including forecasting expenditure and setting budgets.
  • Monitor and document income and expenditure according to Enable LC policy and procedure.
  • Liaise with Macmillan and Enable Finance team to ensure the project is correctly accounted.

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Develop the existing monitoring and evaluation framework for the project, ensuring it is appropriate and effective.
  • Prepare and submit reports to Enable LC, Macmillan and other partners as required.
  • Evaluate data and prepare information for wider dissemination highlighting outcomes of the project.

Marketing & Promotion:

  • Create and utilise communication plans. This should include patients and the public, primary care professionals, other health care professionals, and other stakeholders.
  • Work with Enable Marketing and Communication Department and Macmillan to prepare and deliver strategies and plans for the project that encompass a variety of modes including; press releases, social media, the website and attending community events.

Generic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To comply with enables Codes of Practice, including the Code of Conduct, and policies and procedures concerning data protection and health and safety.
  • To be committed to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion for others, both colleagues and clients and maintain an awareness of the equality and diversity protocol; to work to create and maintain a safe, supportive and welcoming environment where all people are treated with dignity and their identity and culture are valued and respected and to report any instances of inappropriate behaviour or discrimination.
  • To be fully aware of and understand your own, and the projects duties and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibilities of the post.
  • Evening and weekend working as required.
Requirements Assessed by A &

 I/ T/ C

Knowledge & Understanding
1.     In depth knowledge of personalised care and social prescribing including different models of delivery.
2.     Knowledge & awareness of relevant national, regional and local policies and initiatives, in particular in relation to cancer services and treatment.                                                                                                                                            A/I
3.     Knowledge of behaviour change models and understanding of the benefits of a person-centred approach to behaviour change. A/I
4.     Significant experience of working within a related environment, including some experience of working within cancer services. A/I
5.     Experience of working in a leadership role, contributing to strategic developments within a programme, organisation, or project. (desirable) A/I
6.     Project management experience, including working with partner organisations and planning, delivering and evaluating projects within a health setting. A/I
7.     Experience of leading on funding bids, or contract tenders, and working with funders to negotiate contract specifications. A/I
8.     Experience of financial planning and effective budget management. A/I
9.     Experience of working within health and wellbeing sector and working with partner organisations, including health professionals.
Experience of working in primary care (desirable)
10.  Experience of working with people with long term conditions, in particular with cancer patients. A/I
11.  Experience of recruiting, deploying, supervising and training staff at different grades and in a variety of roles. A/I
Skills & Ability
12.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to converse with key people (including clients and the public) and develop new networks using a range of methods, including; oral, written, telephone and in meetings. A/I
13.  Strong IT and web-based skills, with experience of using all applications within the Microsoft Office suite. A/I
14.  Excellent evaluation skills with the ability to bring together multiple data sets and analyse data. Ability to present this data for a variety of audiences. A/I
15.  Ability to use initiative and work alone, effectively prioritising workload to meet the demands of the role in a timely manner. A/I
16.  Able to work effectively with others in a team openly and collaboratively, valuing their differences creating a working environment which helps achieve goals A/I
17.  Holds an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification in health (or similar) to demonstrate expertise. A/C
Personal qualities
18.  Commitment to valuing equality and diversity and understanding of how this applies to Enable Leisure and Culture. A/I
19.  Flexibility; able to work at multiple locations, and work hours required by post including early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank/public holidays. I

On Offer:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave
  • Flexible Working
  • Pension Scheme
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Free Gym membership
  • On-site shower facilities
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Weekly fruit basket
  • Staff Treats
  • Weekly Wellbeing Hour
  • And more!

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