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Business Improvement Lead x2

Published on 23 September 2022

Business Improvement Lead x2


Are you passionate about continuous improvement? Do you want to use your business improvement skills to lead process and improvement initiatives across a team that supports front line services for people affected by cancer across the UK? If this sounds like you, read on.

About the role

Our Data, Quality and Improvement Team, which sits with UK Partnerships division at Macmillan Cancer Support, is growing. We are very excited to be putting in place a new Business Improvement team, which this role would be a critical part of. 

This role will involve working as part of a dynamic team on leading the delivery of strategic change initiatives and processes improvements, across our UK Partnerships function to maximise return on investment for people living with cancer, partners and colleagues. 

In this role you will work closely with a range of stakeholders across the business, to identify and prioritise initiatives; develop and agree plans for business improvement; define the best route to realise benefits; and bring those initiatives and benefits to life.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have experience in delivering continuous and process improvement initiatives. Have strong people and communication skills. Have a proactive, positive, can-do attitude and be adaptable to working in a changing environment. We are looking for someone with the following experience and skills:

  • Proven experience of leading on improvement activities and initiatives and transitioning and embedding change
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong relationship building and team working skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective thinking skills (problem solving and decision making)
  • Ability to work in an agile environment and adapt to changing priorities in a variety of contexts
  • Excellent IT skills in relation to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, the use of modelling tools (such as Visio, or similar)
  • Self-motivated with experience of managing your own workload and time
  • Experience of working in a complex environment and dealing with people at different levels of an organisation
  • Experience of working with improvement approaches such as Lean Six Sigma related practices or project management approaches e.g. Prince2/Agile Project Management experience desirable (not essential)

About us

We help millions of people with cancer across the UK live life as fully as they can through physical, emotional and financial support. Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions. Together, we do whatever it takes for people living with cancer; with heart, with strength and with ambition.

We are striving to do everything we can to ensure that our workforce is representative of the people we support, and those who support us. We advocate for being an inclusive organisation, where everyone can feel that they belong and where there are no barriers to success. 

This role is home-based. We commit to actively developing you and offer benefits including a 34.5-hour week (with early finish on Fridays), private medical insurance, life assurance, pension, generous annual leave and a wide range of discounts via on our online benefits platform, which helps make our employees money go further.

Recruitment Process

The application deadline is 8th October with virtual interviews aiming to be held w/c 17th October (but may be subject to change). 

In order to ensure fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for this role, all of our applications are anonymised up until an interview has been confirmed so that shortlisting is based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience.

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

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Author: Leanne McNamee

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