Therapeutic Radiographer

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a friendly, dynamic and forward-thinking radiographer to join our radiotherapy team. You will have excellent communication and teamworking skills and be ready to help run a busy unit in a friendly, modern radiotherapy department. The role involves the treatment of the radiotherapy patients on one of our new linear accelerators at our main site at the General. There is also the expectation to rotate through our satellite centre in Basingstoke but travel time and costs will be reimbursed. Other areas of rotational work include pre-treatment, DXR and in our new Brachytherapy suite. A wealth of additional opportunities are available in the following areas TBI and SABR providing safe, state-of-the-art patient centred care for our patients. We are also a regional sarcoma centre, a tertiary referral centre for Neuro-oncology (delivering SRS/T) and our main site is also the only centre in the country delivering Intra operative Radiotherapy (IOERT) for Pancreatic and GI tumours. We are the first centre in the UK to have Exactrac Dynamic in clinical use on 3 of our 7 Linacs providing sub-millimetre correction through stereoscopic imaging with 6 degrees of freedom correction. Our other linacs and our 3 CTs (1 with 4DCT acquisition) have Align RT allowing thermal and surface guided set up and tracking. If you have any further questions or wish to arrange a visit to our department, we would love to hear from you. Simply email Please note that this advert will close once all posts have been successfully recruited in to.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides 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.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

At University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, we have a large and very friendly team of over 80 radiographers and Advanced Practitioners delivering high quality radiotherapy treatment to over 3500 cancer patients each year. The normal department working hours include 7.5 hour shifts between the hours of 0700-2000 (Monday-Friday). We also provide on call services for MSCC patients during the weekend. Our department has a commitment to continuing professional development and evidence-based practice through the provision of regular in-house training courses, access to external courses as well as regular supervision sessions, peer-support meetings and staff appraisal. WHAT YOULL DO To deliver radiotherapy treatment using available equipment, under the supervision of Band 6 Radiographers To calculate and record radiotherapy treatments accurately and maintain written records To be responsible for the well-being and care of patients during their radiotherapy To maintain all treatment records to department standards WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR Enthusiastic individuals with a Degree in Therapeutic Radiography or Diploma of College of Radiographers Candidate should have a State Registration with the HCPC Excellent written and verbal English language skills Experience of a wide variety of Radiotherapy techniques & equipment Ability to communicate with wide range of people Ability to work as a team member Ability to work under own initiative Be able to take instruction / directions and work within the confines of the role To find out more please visit Relocation package We know that moving to a new city can be a big decision, whether you are relocating in the UK or travelling from abroad. Our team here are ready to make this as simple as possible for you, with support for the practicalities including finding somewhere to live and registering with a new GP. If you are relocating internationally, you will be provided with a support package including temporary accommodation which will be discussed with you at offer stage. If you are relocating to Southampton from other parts of the UK we are able to offer some financial relocation support and the HR team will discuss this with you.

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications / training required


  • Degree in Therapeutic Radiography or Diploma of College of Radiographers State Registration with the HCPC, further study/training courses
  • State Registration


  • Further study/training courses

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Evidence of team working. Experience of a wide variety of Radiotherapy techniques & equipment
  • Ability to communicate with wide range of people
  • Be able to take instruction / directions and work within the confines of the role
  • Willingness to undertake further training


  • Good range of life experiences and understanding or research and audits
  • Willingness and interest in teaching/training colleagues/students

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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