Tracy Webb will be joining Teenage Cancer Trust as their Director of Services and Impact.

Every day, seven young people in the UK aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust’s world-leading care and support puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond.

Society worked closely with Teenage Cancer Trust to design an open, inclusive and thorough search process that also gave candidates an excellent sight-line across the organization and its stakeholders, including a session with young people who have experienced cancer. Our search spanned the charity and health sectors, and focused on identifying individuals who combined strategic and operational services experience with strong impact and innovation, people leadership, and digital capabilities.

Tracy joins from The Health Foundation, where she led collaborative health sector initiatives, including the Q Improvement Lab, which develops new ways of making progress on complex health and care challenges. Previously, Tracy spent ten years working in the NHS. She was the Deputy Head of Patient Choice at NHS England, where she developed policy and provided support for improving choice and personalisation and has also worked in a number of operational management roles at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, latterly as General Manager for Women’s and Outpatient services.

Tracy is also the Chair of Shepherds Bush Families Project – a charity that helps families who are homeless or living in temporary or unsuitable accommodation and suffer social and economic hardship.

Tracy commented: “I am thrilled to be taking on this role at Teenage Cancer Trust at such an important time. The charity does crucial work to make sure young people don't face cancer alone, and I'm very much looking forward to joining their brilliant team and doing the best that I can for young people with cancer. Society have been great to work with throughout the recruitment process - Tanya showed a real depth of understanding about what Teenage Cancer Trust were looking for, and ran the process in such a supportive way which allowed me to 'be myself' in the interviews.”

Kate Collins, Teenage Cancer Trust Chief Executive, remarked: “Society were a pleasure to have as a partner on this assignment. Considered, thoughtful, professional and not afraid to challenge us to ensure we were as inclusive in our thinking, process and approach as possible. I was also very confident that the high-quality experience we always strive to give candidates when recruiting directly was as important to Society when working on our behalf as it is to us – they were a real partner for us on this assignment, adding value throughout the process and we all felt confident that they not only understood the role and our organisation but also the potential applicants when representing them to us. I’d highly recommend exploring working with Society if you are looking for a recruitment partner who will really take the time to understand your organization, culture and needs – and to represent them well.”