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Team Leader Radiotherapy Pre-treatment Radiographer

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 Per annum pro rata INC HCAS
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
The Trust is delighted to invite applications from enthusiastic, forward-thinking radiographers with a keen interest in delivering radiotherapy services and a passion for team working and service development. We have a fantastic team approach, and love to develop all of our staff and want you to achieve and grow your potential as a Team Team Leader Radiographer.

St Luke's Cancer Centre is focused on providing excellent patient pathways and patient-centred care. We strive to continuously evolve to reflect the technical advances within Radiotherapy. To that end, we have recently announced the replacement of two of our Varian TrueBeams with a Varian ETHOS and a Varian Halcyon at our satellite centre. These units will be the first in the NHS for in-bore SGRT and we are scheduled to be the first Centre to implement Hypersight later this year. Surface guided radiotherapy system installation will further improve the accuracy of treatment and present the opportunity for tattoo-less radiotherapy. Once installed, our patients will benefit from access to two ETHOS units, one Halcyon and four TrueBeams across our two radiotherapy centres.

We have three planning CT scanners, an exceptional Brachytherapy service which provides HDR, LDR and Papillon kV contact treatment as well as an Xstrahl superficial machine.

Main duties of the job

Our main site is based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford and our satellite centre at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill. Guildford gives easy access to the beautiful North & South Downs, is an hour from the coast and has great transport links to the surrounding counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Sussex. The city offers cultural diversity, is home to the University of Surrey and it is great place to reside and explore.

Our satellite centre in Redhill is closely integrated with our main site. Situated within easy access to London, and surrounded by beautiful Surrey countryside. It offers you the opportunity to work in a smaller team and broaden your clinical skills with the chance to follow a patient throughout their treatment pathway. This is an excellent opportunity for CPD, which is not always achievable in larger departments and establishments.

Your wellbeing is important to us, and as such, we offer clinical staff a 9-day fortnight working pattern giving you the opportunity to have a fixed day off every two weeks. You will, no matter what your grade banding, be empowered to learn, grow and progress your career. We offer a variety of CPD opportunities and have strong links with Macmillan giving us access to valuable learning to ensure that our staff are the best that they can be.

The post could be based at either of our sites and both permanent and fixed term contract opportunities are available.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

As a team leader pre-treatment radiotherapy radiographer working as part of the radiotherapy team, you will be under the supervision of the appropriate Operational Manager preparing radiotherapy using highly specialist equipment. You will regularly participate in all aspects of radiotherapy activities and your role will focus on the management of your area of expertise.

As a key element of the role, the post holder will provide information, education, practical and emotional support to patients and carers during their radiotherapy episode.

The St Lukes Radiotherapy Department is based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford and operates a satellite service from the East Surrey Hospital in Redhill. This post is based at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, but will include attendance at both sites.

Person Specification



  • MSc / BSc Radiotherapy/ Therapeutic Radiography or DCR (T)
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of continuous personal, professional and academic development

Knowledge and skills


  • Experience as a Band 6 Therapy Radiographer commensurate with progression to a Band 7 post
  • Experience of working in a radiotherapy department on a wide range of radiotherapy equipment and specialised techniques
  • Experience of collaborating with other staff groups outside Radiotherapy
  • Use of computerised department record and verify systems


  • Participation in clinical governance activities
  • Project management related to service improvement

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Hospital



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