Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Practitioner (Cancer Services)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Practitioner (Cancer Services)


Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, City Centre, Manchester

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: bfd0491ad4134521b4ffaea3d5d34e97

Full Job Description

This is an exciting project opportunity to improve access, education and the experience of patients with a cancer diagnosis from an ethnic minority group and/or areas of deprivation.

It is recognised that patients from ethnic minority groups experience poorer cancer care and increased mortality, and those living in a deprived area are at a 28% higher risk of mortality as a consequence of their cancer diagnosis.

We are looking for somebody with a passion to help reduce these inequalities by meeting with people from these groups in their communities to find out how we can support them more effectively to reduce the inequalities they experience., The EDI Practitioner will support the effective implementation and embedding of equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in relation to Personalised Cancer Care at the Trust, working in partnership with a range of EDI stakeholders and groups. You will manage the Personalised Cancer Care EDI project and share best practice, seeking opportunities to strengthen and integrate EDI into the delivery of divisional and Trust wide plans.

You will provide advice, taking an evidence-based approach to develop plans, policy, guidance and resources, contributing to mainstreaming and embedding equality and inclusion in accordance with the Personalised Cancer Care agenda.

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of £2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.