Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Assistant

The Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service (MCISS) aims to provide a comprehensive Cancer Information and Support Service to Bolton residents, so that anyone who is affected by cancer has access to the information they need and are supported appropriately.  An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and organised Information Assistant to join the team at Bolton Hospice.

Part Time 15 hrs per week (2 x 7.5hr days)

A&C Band 4 (Payscale £21,892 - £24,157 p.a. pro rata)

The Role

Working with the MCISS team and our volunteers across the three centres in Bolton, you’ll help to support the smooth delivery of this important service for people affected by cancer.  You will meet with users of the service, assessing their needs, identifying the support required and providing the individuals with access to information and intervention.  The role will communicate sensitively and compassionately with patients and their families and carers and provide them with practical and emotional support.

What you need:

We are looking for a highly organised individual with excellent IT skills, who can work well as part of a team, but also use their own initiative and work autonomously as required.  You will need to have proven communication and interpersonal skills and ideally have experience of dealing with distressed or anxious patients. The successful candidate will have experience of working within a healthcare setting – experience of working in oncology/cancer care would be an advantage.


If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact
Sue Summerfield, MCISS Manager on 01204 663059


Why Bolton Hospice?

We offer our employees an attractive benefits package, including generous annual leave (starting at 35 days a year including bank holidays), a contributory stakeholder pension scheme, life assurance, membership of a healthcare cash plan, free parking and excellent training opportunities.  We also offer continuity of service from the NHS with respect to pension and holiday allowance.

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday, 18th January 2022

Interviews are scheduled for w/c 24th January

To apply please download the job description and an application form & email applications to

Bolton Hospice welcomes applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, marital status or sexual orientation. Any appointment will be made on merit alone.
Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
Bolton Hospice has a No Smoking Policy.

Closing date for applications