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East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester & Ipswich, Essex & Suffolk, United Kingdom (on-site)
22 days ago
East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester & Ipswich, Essex & Suffolk, United Kingdom (on-site)
22 days ago


Job overview

This is an exciting time to join the Radiotherapy team at ESNEFT.

Due to the retirement of our two radiotherapy service managers, the Trust is recruiting a Head of Radiotherapy Services to manage the departments in Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals.

The hospitals are equipped with a total 7 Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators.   VMAT, image guidance, respiratory gating and SABR treatments are delivered routinely.  The service is complimented by CT simulators, orthovoltage units, mould room facilities, Eclipse TPS and ARIA.  Gynaecological brachytherapy is delivered in Colchester with plans to expand the service for prostate and skin.  A replacement TrueBeam will be commissioned in Ipswich in 2023 and a replacement CT is being procured for Colchester.  A full equipment replacement and service development strategy is being drafted outlining the future configuration of treatment machines, imaging and ancillary equipment.

The service is staffed by multi-professional teams of clinical oncologists, therapeutic radiographers, clinical scientists, dosimetrists and engineers. The holistic needs of patients are met by nursing staff and Macmillan radiographers.

To realise the full potential of an integrated radiotherapy service, the Trust is looking for a dynamic and forward thinking registered Therapeutic Radiographer who has recent management experience to provide professional leadership of our radiotherapy services and drive forward service development and integration.

Please note banding of this post is subject to panel matching confirmation.

Main duties of the job

  • Be the Professional Lead for Therapeutic Radiography within the Trust
  • Lead on radiography professional issues in relation to strategic and national changes in practice and role development, supporting staff and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Be accountable for the delivery of operational and performance targets for the Radiotherapy Service
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and development of the Radiotherapy Service
  • Develop and manage the Radiotherapy Service in line with clinical and technical advances, clinical, professional and legislative requirements and recommendations
  • Advise the Division on future investments within radiotherapy for on-going service provision and service development
  • Be responsible for managing Radiotherapy resources
  • Lead governance and risk management within the Radiotherapy Service
  • Maintain clinical competence according to professional and regulatory guidance
  • Take the strategic and managerial lead for delivering a united therapeutic radiography service across the two hospital sites
  • Operate within a range of areas of expertise including clinical, educational, research and quality

Working for your organisation

One of the largest Trust’s in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients’ own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people. 

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities. 

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients. 

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you. 

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.


Personal Statement
Essential criteria (Maximum score 5)
  • Quality of personal statement
Essential criteria (Maximum score 4)
  • BSc Therapeutic Radiographer or DCR(T)
  • Postgraduate qualification at M level
  • Management / leadership qualification
  • HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer
Desirable criteria (Maximum score 2)
  • PhD
  • Project management qualification
Knowledge and Experience
Essential criteria (Maximum score 9)
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge across the full range of clinical radiotherapy working procedures and practices
  • Specialised knowledge of wider Oncology pathways
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the national cancer waiting time targets, NHSE National Service Specification, Quality Surveillance programme and other initiatives relating to radiotherapy
  • Knowledge of academic / educational training requirements for therapeutic radiographers and associated staff groups
  • Good working knowledge of radiotherapy treatment and simulation equipment including oncology management systems
  • Knowledge of employment procedures and practices to a level appropriate for managing individuals and large groups of staff
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of all relevant legislation, standards, guidelines and safety principles relating to Radiotherapy
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Quality Management Systems and their application in Radiotherapy
  • Ability to identify relevant areas for R&D focus
Desirable criteria (Maximum score 4)
  • Proven experience in managing a radiotherapy service
  • Experience of setting up and supervising research projects

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67377633
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Colchester & Ipswich, Essex & Suffolk, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Position Title: Head of Radiotherapy Services
  • Job Function: Therapeutic Radiographer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Masters degree
  • Required Travel: 25-50%
  • Salary: $67,064.00 - $77,274.00 (Yearly Salary)
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