Deputy Head of Radiology (12 Month Fixed Term)

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 a year p.a. inclusive of HCA
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
Job summary

We are seeking applications from enthusiastic and committed individuals to join the Radiology's senior management team as the Deputy Head of Radiology on a 12 month fixed term basis. The post holder will provide the overall leadership, advice and strategic direction for the Radiology.

You will work closely with the other Deputy Head of Radiology, Directorate Management Team, modality superintendents and senior colleagues to ensure a patient focused, safe, efficient and cost effective intervention service that is able to meet the current and future needs of our patients.

This will require you to line manage a designated team, manage your budget, assist in the delivery of access, activity and financial targets and closely monitor and deal with relevant clinical governance issues.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of high quality imaging services on the St Thomas' site, Guy's site Guy's Cancer Centre and the Evelina Children's Hospital.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the job description and person specification documents which provide more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder is responsible for the provision of Radiology Services across the Trust to both internal and external referral sources. They will ensure that Radiology services are developed and delivered to a diversity of patient presentations across all specialties.
  • Proactively inform the planning and strategic processes for service development within Radiology and the Trust.
  • Responsible for the operational service delivered on a 24/7 basis across both hospital sites and all sub Departments included therein in liaison with service managers as appropriate.
  • Provide professional leadership to all Radiographic staff and be responsible for the delivery of all elements of training, professional development, and personnel management.
  • Act as an internal & external representative in Trust arenas as well as with higher education institutions, professional bodies and commercial companies.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of research proposals and direct in areas requiring further development or review.
  • Responsible for physical resources including equipment and technology and to inform the business planning process.
  • Act as deputy to the Head of Radiology Services.

More information on the role and its duties are available in the attached person specification

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent.
  • State Registration with the Health Professions Council.
  • Evidence of post graduate study in a relevant field.


  • Leadership training or certification
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor training course
  • Health Service management training

Previous Experience


  • Senior operational management in imaging services
  • Operational experience in a large diverse Acute NHS Trust
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary team leading in Radiology
  • Experience in developing a senior team and objective setting.
  • Experience in complex change management strategies.
  • Experience in equipment procurement process.
  • Experience of quality management initiatives and systems.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Experience in resource management and allocation.
  • Experience in external and commercial liaison.


  • Experience of formal mentorship program's
  • Prince 2

Skills, Knowledge and Ability


  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentational skills.
  • Exemplary professional appearance and approach.
  • Developed and appropriate leadership style.
  • Evidence of a high level of analytical problem solving skills.
  • Effective advocate for patients and staff in a wide range of arenas.
  • Current and wide range of highly specialist technical and healthcare knowledge.
  • Ability to work in an environment with constantly changing priorities and demanding deadlines.
  • Flexible approach to work and delivery of requirements.
  • Must have the interpersonal skills to negotiate, influence and inspire.
  • Be able to overcome organisational cultural and operational hurdles.
  • Must be computer literate and able to use databases and spreadsheets.
  • Be able to organise and motivate others to deliver plans


  • ISAS accreditation Experience
  • Lean Methodologies
  • Leadership training

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