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Specialist Advisor - Health & Social Care System Engagement

Contract Type
Charity, Health & Medical
UK wide
£55,000 - £60,000 (National); £58,000 - £62,000 (London)
Expiry Date
Do you have experience of leading system change within the health and social care sector?

Job Description

Specialist Advisor - Health & Social Care System Engagement
Policy & Impact Directorate 
£55,000 - £60,000 (National)
£58,000 - £62,000 (London)

Location: Flexible with attendance in our London Office up to 2 days per week.

Do you have a successful track record of developing and delivering innovative engagement approaches across multiple sectors to improve services and deliver sustainable system change? If so, we have a fantastic new role as our Specialist Advisor for System Engagement to ensure our work is at the forefront of thinking and practice in cancer system redesign.

About the role
Everything that Macmillan does to address the needs of people with cancer is based on effectively engaging with people living with cancer and with those who deliver support to them across the cancer care system.  Within Macmillan The Specialist Advisory Division draws together those with knowledge of how to do this.  

Key audiences are people and communities, the cancer workforce (including Macmillan professionals) businesses, and health and social care systems. Harnessing knowledge in these arenas will enable Macmillan to achieve long-term, lasting improvements for people with cancer. This role will be Macmillan’s subject matter expert in the field of health and social care system thinking and engagement. 

The post holder will drive our work in this area; representing Macmillan externally at all levels, and owning the agenda internally to ensure that our work in this area is well defined and articulated and at the leading edge of good practice and innovation.

About you
You will be a strong networker and influential leader with knowledge of system thinking, who has a successful track record of developing and delivering innovative engagement approaches, specifically with credible knowledge of doing so within health or social care. Perhaps you have led a significant system change project across a range of partners.  

Ultimately, you will demonstrate experience navigating complex and matrix working settings, and the ability to forge productive collaborative relationships with stakeholders at all levels of seniority.

About us
At Macmillan, our ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone affected by cancer and inspire millions to do the same. We are a source of support: providing practical, clinical, emotional, and financial support. We are also a force for change: listening to people affected by cancer and working together to influence and lobby for better cancer care.

Initial telephone interviews will be held in w/c 5 March. For those successful there will be an assessment centre on Tuesday 20 March 2018.


Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.

We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths so we seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, reflecting the diverse nature of our society. 

We will support you throughout the recruitment process with any reasonable adjustments required in accordance with the Equality Act. Please contact the Recruitment Team if you require support.