Radiotherapy Engineer

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and highly motivated person to join our existing Radiotherapy Technology Group (RTG), to help maintain and repair our state-of-the-art X-Ray Linear Accelerators and CT imaging equipment. To qualify for this exciting and demanding role, the candidate must possess either a degree or HND/HNC plus appropriate engineering experience.

You will develop skills in the following areas: high power RF microwave and x-ray generation, high vacuum systems, motor speed control, electronic position sensing and control, analogue servo control, data acquisition and display, advanced digital imaging, laser alignment, computer control, networking, and mechanical engineering.

The Radiotherapy cancer unit at The James Cook University Hospital serves a population of approximately 1.10 million people living in industrial areas of Middlesbrough and rural areas including the Durham Dales and North Yorkshire. The department has five of the latest Elekta Synergy linear accelerators equipped with state of the art Agility MLC for VMAT delivery and XVI cone beam CT for IGRT/ VMAT, two CT scanners, one superficial/deep X-ray set, two treatment planning systems, an integrated patient management and verification system (Mosaiq) and one remote after-loading Brachytherapy unit.

Main duties of the job

They should also be able to demonstrate substantial experience working within an engineering environment where maintenance activities and fault finding are regularly performed. Previous experience in Radiotherapy Engineering is desirable, although equipment specific training will be provided by a combination of the equipment manufacturers and in-house technologists. Full manufacturer training will be provided to enable the individuals to work independently.

The successful candidate will be on the Register of Clinical Technologists or willing to undertake the training, to achieve admission to the Technologist Register. The department operates a 7-day working pattern with a scheduled weekend maintenance programme in which the successful candidate will be required to participate.

Exceptional individuals without the required qualifications/experience are welcome to apply - you may be suitable for appointment under Annex 21 Agenda for Change terms and conditions. This path involves following a structured training program, of up to 3 years, to achieve the required qualifications and skills. During this time salary is set at a reduced rate, with normal progression along the pay band thereafter.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • Numeracy and accuracy skills of a high order.
  • Good IT Skills.
  • The ability to meet deadlines, self-motivated, enthusiastic and pride in producing high quality results.



  • Degree or (HND/HNC + experience) in Engineering
  • Participating in a program for continuing professional development.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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