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Deputy Head of Radiotherapy Services

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Ipswich and Colchester
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is recruiting a Deputy Head of Radiotherapy Services to provide strong clinical leadership and support to the Radiotherapy Departments at Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals.

To realise the full potential of an integrated radiotherapy service, the Trust is looking for a dynamic and forward thinking HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer who has recent management experience, to work closely with the Head of Radiotherapy in driving forward service development and integration.

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.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide strong, visible clinical leadership, operational management and ensure a high standard of care through appropriate risk management and governance of the multidisciplinary clinical service delivery. To be involved in QA, Audit, complaints and service development initiatives as appropriate
  • To deputise in the absence of the Head of Radiotherapy by liaising with the Radiotherapy and Oncology teams to ensure continuity of service

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where 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.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

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

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Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • Extensive experience of managing staff
  • Evidence of highly specialist skills
  • Previous experience of supervision and clinical education
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in producing and implementing departmental guidelines and protocols


  • Experience of formal presentations
  • Change Management/ Project management



  • HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer
  • Radiography Degree or equivalent in therapeutic radiography
  • Masters qualification or equivalent experience supplemented by post graduate courses
  • Management qualification / post graduate experience in team leader / management role
  • Involvement in training and teaching
  • Specialist clinical experience



  • Significant and strong clinical knowledge with practical background
  • Knowledge of Cancer pathways for a range of tumour sites
  • Broad range of clinical understanding and experience of up-to-date clinical issues which are evidence based
  • Knowledge of a range of methods to engage service users in service planning and development
  • Current professional, educational and health developments

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Cross site, Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals

Ipswich and Colchester


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