Breast screening programme manager

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

A unique opportunity has arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) for a 22.5 hour part-time Breast Screening Programme Manager to work as part of the National Population Breast Screening Programme. This post will be a job share with the current Breast Screening Manager who is reducing their hours.

The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and networking skills, and an understanding of the breast screening programme. We are looking for a well organised, inquisitive individual, who can build relationships, develop networks and deliver measurable outcomes.


The programme manager is part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of radiologists, radiographers, admin and clerical staff. Southampton & Salisbury Breast Screening service provides a breast screening service for women aged 47 – 73 years of age on a three yearly cycle from Mere in the West to the River Hamble in the East. We have a cohort of approximately 115,000 women to be invited for their breast screening appointment over a 36 month cycle.

The team is actively involved in health promotion activities aimed at endorsing the benefits and importance of the screening programme, especially to those from ethic minority backgrounds or that live in care/have additional needs. 

This role will be a collaborative effort with the current Programme Manager and an excellent learning opportunity.


The successful applicant will be jointly responsible for the management of national and local NHS breast screening programme targets.  This will involve working closely with the existing admin team, data collection and overseeing the Quality Management System.  Occasionally you will be required to attend local, regional and national meetings, and will share the responsibility for creation of statistical information relating to the breast screening programme.                                                                                                                                                            

The role involves developing and maintaining links with a range of external partners/stakeholders providing them with information regarding performance as requested and gaining their support to ensure delivery of national and local targets.


You should be educated to degree level or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge skills and experience with programme and project management experience in an NHS setting.  Excellent communications skills are a must, with the ability to work under pressure and on own initiative.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.                   

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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12 February 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata GBP per year
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Administration
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