Our current Programme Manager is moving on to a new position and so we are looking to recruit an experienced, knowledgeable and passionate Programme Manager (0.8 post) to lead us in the next phase of the Programme. Funding for the Programme has just been extended for a further year – to 31st March 2024 – and we hope that it will continue beyond this date, subject to positive evaluation by the ICS and available funding.

We currently have c.17 paid staff working across the programme, employed across the four partner organisations. This post will be based within Salford CVS, the legal accountable body for the Answer Cancer programme.

You will be an experienced, highly motivated Programme Manager; committed to helping us ensure we deliver this exciting programme of work to targets and timescales, impressing both our partners and commissioners in the process of making a significant difference to the uptake of bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening amongst low uptake groups across Greater Manchester who have additional barriers to engaging in cancer screening

The delivery of this programme is an opportunity for our partnership to build upon our collective experience in this field, our extensive community development track record and strategic commitment to asset-based models of building resilient communities and creating meaningful partnerships.

Our model of delivery is intended to generate additional social value by building capacity across VCSE networks, strengthening co-production approaches with communities and creating multiplier effects across wider health and wellbeing outcomes.

The major elements of this programme of work are:

  • Engagement in localities via VCSE organisations
  • Engagement with communities of identity, particularly BME communities, disabled people, carers, those living with severe mental health illness and LGBTQ+ people; and also people from poorer, disenfranchised communities
  • Delivery of a grants programme to engage communities and enable participation
  • Development of  GM Cancer Champions – individuals signed up to make a positive difference to screening rates in their communities
  • Creation of digital communications and marketing tools alongside more traditional methods
  • A comprehensive training programme equipping people to raise awareness of cancer screening in their communities
  • Development of a quality and innovation hub around cancer screening, including developing toolkits, training programmes, and evaluation methodologies
  • Workplace engagement planning and delivery
  • Partnership projects with Primary Care Networks and GP Practices

A central aim of this partnership is to draw in additional community and VCSE-led delivery networks in order to target low uptake groups and address health inequalities.


For further information on the role and how to apply, please visit the Salford CVS Recruitment Page