We’re incredibly proud of our reputation for delivering outstanding cancer care and it’s down to the incredible people we employ – people who are not only experts in their field but who share the same commitment, compassion, warmth and team spirit.

Our staff are at the heart of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, and they are what makes it such a special place to work.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the UK’s largest cancer treatment centres and a leader in its field. We are dedicated to care, research and education, and offer a range of exciting career opportunities.

We employ staff across our sites in Liverpool, Wirral and Aintree, as well in our chemotherapy clinics.

What we do

We are a tertiary cancer centre which means we see patients who have already been diagnosed and referred to us by other hospitals. We provide non-surgical cancer care e.g. chemotherapy and radiotherapy for solid tumours and blood cancers.

We offer a diverse range of services which brings with it lots of exciting job and career opportunities.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to supporting an inclusive working environment which promotes equality, values diversity and respects the dignity of every individual.

We welcome applications from all communities and underrepresented groups. Our staff are our community, and we recognise the importance of ensuring our workforce is representative of our local population and celebrating diversity. 

Monitoring information

We have a duty to collate equality information on all applications received. The information you supply during this process is used for reporting only and is not made available at any point. This section of the application form will not be used as part of the selection process - nor will it be seen by anybody who is interviewing you.

The information collected is only used for anonymised monitoring purposes to help to us look at the profile of individuals who apply, are shortlisted for and appointed to each vacancy and consider how effective our policies for promoting equality and diversity are.

Disability Confident Employer 

Reasonable adjustments can be made to any part of the recruitment process. In addition, adjustments to the work environment, equipment or working practices can be supported to enable a person with a disability to carry out the duties of the role. 

We are recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and are committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities and long term health conditions. 

Where vacancies arise, candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role will be invited for interview and considered on their abilities in relation to the requirements of the job. 

Click here to download an Accessibility Guide of our Liverpool, Wirral and Aintree sites for wheelchair users. 

For further information please email the Recruitment team

From the moment you apply for a job at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC), you are important to us. Because we want to attract the best people into the right jobs, we’ve made the recruitment process as straightforward as possible.

There are a number of stages you will need to go through on your recruitment journey. Throughout your recruitment journey with us you will receive several emails from the Trac e-recruitment system. All communications are designed to provide guidance on any action required from yourself and what will happen next.

Step 1 - Complete your application 

Once you’ve found the vacancy you feel you’ve got the skills for, you will need to complete an online application.

Your application form provides us with key information about your skills, abilities and suitability for the role you are applying for. This information will help us decide whether to progress your application to shortlisting and interview.

Therefore, it is important to take your time and complete your application form in as much detail as possible.

Make sure you review the job description and person specification when completing the application form. Your application is your opportunity to showcase to us how you meet the person specification of the job you are applying for. 

The supporting information section is an important element to your application form - this is your chance to tell us about yourself, and for you to display your skills and knowledge for the role you are applying for and why we should consider you. This section can include other information that has not been covered elsewhere on your application form.

Please don’t leave your application until the last moment. Sometimes, if there are a high number of applications for a particular post, we will close the advert before the official deadline of applications.

Top tips;

  • Provide details of all relevant education and any qualifications you hold 
  • Provide a full employment history 
  • Provide details of any gaps in employment in the relevant sections.
  • Provide details of your referees - you must provide references for all employment or training you have undertaken in the last three years.

Candidates are encouraged to apply online but if you would like an application pack in an alternative format please contact the Recruitment team with your name, address and contact telephone number and, if you know it, the reference number of the job for which you would like to apply. 

Step 2 – Shortlisting

In order to be shortlisted your skills, knowledge and experience need to match those we’re looking for in the person specification. Our shortlisting process is based on how well you demonstrate that you meet the criteria for the role you are applying for.

When shortlisting candidates, we use the person specification to check for relevant skills, abilities and experience required for the role. Applicants who meet the criteria on the person specification will be shortlisted for interview so please make sure you evidence as much of the person specification as possible.

In order to demonstrate that you meet the criteria of the role, please evidence the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience as stated within the person specification and provide clear examples within the supporting information section.

Step 3 - Interview invitation

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview or assessment centre, dependent on the role you have applied for.

You will receive an email invite to an interview / assessment - this will include a link for you to book a suitable time to attend.

Once you select a date and/or time, you will receive an email confirmation which will include details of the interview panel and any additional tests that form part of the selection process, as well as information on when and where to attend on the day. You will also be given details of any forms of identification you will need to provide on the day. It is important to take the right ID documents on your (face-to-face) interview.

If the interviews are being held virtually, you will be provided with instructions on how to access Microsoft Teams.

We use a variety of selection methods to help us choose the right person for the role. Depending on the role you have applied for, you may be required to undertake other forms of assessment as part of the selection process. This may include for example: presentations, written exercise, short case study. 

Step 4 - Interview outcomes

If you’re successful you will receive a phone call from the recruiting manager to offer you the job. Whether you are successful or not, you will receive a call or email to let you know the outcome and you will be given the opportunity to ask for feedback.

Step 5 - Conditional offer

If you are successful at interview you will receive a conditional offer which confirms the details of your new role and explain the next steps of the recruitment process.

Your conditional employment offer is subject to NHS Employment Checks Standard.

Step 6 - Identity checks / Pre-employment checks

In your conditional job offer email you will be invited for an identity check - the email you have received will outline the documents you need to provide on the day.

We will initiate any required pre-employment checks during this stage, should we require any documents or supporting information we will be in touch directly.

You will receive email reminders from us to prompt you to complete these steps as soon as possible, to enable you to start your new role.

ID check  

You will be invited to an ID check with our recruitment team where you will need to bring along proof of ID and address. To help with this, read the Trac ID documentation advice to ensure you have all the documents you’ll need for this appointment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

This will only be requested if it is a required for your role. You will be sent a link within your conditional offer letter that you will need to complete your online DBS. 

Professional registration check 

If the role you have been appointed to requires a professional registration, you will be asked to provide a copy of your registration details if you haven’t included these in your application form

Occupational health 

All new starters are asked to complete an occupational health assessment. These health assessments help to identify early on, any health condition or disability that may require:

  • Adjustments needed to support you to undertake the role 
  • Restrictions to be put in place, for example exposure prone procedures 


We request references covering a full three-year period. If you have had gaps in employment throughout the last three years we will ask you to provide further information. Our Recruitment team will ask for your references so please make sure the details on your application form are correct. It may help speed up the process and get you started in your new role if you contact your referees so they are aware that a reference will be sent to them that they’ll need to complete.

Step 7 - Your unconditional offer (formal offer letter!)

Once your pre-employment screening is completed and your checks have all been verified and cleared, we’ll arrange a start date and then book you onto our induction.

Step 8 – Joining CCC

When you join The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC) you will be invited to our Trust Induction which takes place the first Monday of every month. 

During the first 6 months of employment you will be supported in your role through our Probation Process.

Where do you advertise your roles?

All our roles are advertised on our Vacancies page and NHS Jobs. If you set up an account with NHS Jobs, you are able to sign up for job alerts for specific roles within a location of your choosing.

Who is best to contact if I have a question about a role?

Contact details for someone to speak with about further information for our vacant roles are available under the 'Apply online now' button. Should this section be blank, you are welcome to contact our Recruitment team on 0151 556 5176.

Will I need to complete pre-employment checks if my application is successful?

Yes, we ask all applicants to complete a professional registration (where applicable), DBS, occupational health, right to work, ID, employment reference, and qualification check. If you have gaps in employment, please don’t let this put you off applying; if you think you’re a good fit for the role, please apply, if you need any help or support. Just get in touch.

Can CCC sponsor my visa?

If you need sponsorship to work in the UK, please visit the Home Office website for information on sponsorship and visa status before you fill in the application form.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC) has a sponsorship licence to support overseas recruitment for health and care workers.

How can I apply to join your bank (NHS Professionals)?

CCC works in partnership with NHS Professionals (NHSP) to recruit bank staff for non-medical and dental roles. To register, please visit the NHS Professionals website.