NCCN seeking new Clinical Lead: Expressions of Interest

Te Aho o Te Kahu

NCCN seeking new Clinical Lead: Expressions of Interest

Are you a senior-level clinician with expertise and a passion in child cancer interested in working in a high performing team at a national level?

The National Child Cancer Network (NCCN), working in partnership with Te Aho o Te Kahu, is seeking Expressions of Interest for a 0.3 FTE Clinical Lead.

The primary function of the NCCN is to provide clinical leadership, strategic direction and oversight for the delivery of child cancer services in Aoteaora. Child cancer services are delivered from two specialist centres – Starship Blood and Cancer Centre in Auckland and the Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre in Christchurch. They are supported by 14 shared care paediatric services nationally, and a diverse group of organisations with input to children with cancer and their families, including NGOs.
NCCN is widely regarded as a very successful organisation and the role of Clinical Lead has a direct impact on the quality of services provided to children affected by cancer and their families and whānau.

We are looking for a registered health professional with current specialist knowledge and experience in paediatric oncology (e.g. medical, nursing, allied health). You will have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, hold the trust of the paediatric oncology and wider oncology community, and understand the importance of delivering results that meet strategic and customer needs.

Funding for this role is for a fixed term period from November 2021 until 30 June 2024, with the potential to renew beyond this point. This is a sector-based position that works in close collaboration with, but currently sits outside of Te Aho o Te Kahu. It is likely to be based in a District Health Board (or the equivalent successor organisation post-July 2022). Some travel is expected.

If you have any questions about the role or wish to discuss it further, please contact:

  • Scott Macfarlane (, National Clinical Leader: Child Cancer
  • Elizabeth Ryan (, NCCN Programme Manager


You can also read the position description here.

We would like to hear from anyone who meets the requirements outlined above. Please forward a covering letter and copy of your CV to Elizabeth Ryan, Programme Manager, National Child Cancer Network ( by 5.00pm Friday 13 August 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview late-August. The interview panel will comprise representation from Te Aho o Te Kahu and the National Child Cancer Network.