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Band 6 trainee Mammographer (Central & East London Breast Screening)

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAS pro rata
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Radiographer (Trainee mammographer) - Band 6 Post In Breast Screening (Central & East London Breast Screening)

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is the host trust for the North London Breast Screening Service (NLBSS), Central and East London Breast Screening Service (CELBSS) and the London Administration Hub

We are currently inviting applications from enthusiastic radiographers who are looking to expand into mammography. We are looking for a full time/part-time trainee mammographer to join our expanding CELBSS team. This dynamic service would a great opportunity for an individual looking to enhance their career development.

There are many challenges to the post. You will be required to work alongside the team delivering the service maintain a good working relationship with clinical users in a sometimes pressured environment. You will attend academic block and or day release to complete the course. The clinical training will be delivered in North London Breast Screening which is situated in Edgware travel expenses to the NLBSS will be remunerated.

CELBSS offers the opportunity to work in 7 static sites, screening women from Camden, Islington, City and Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest. The assessment clinics and some screening will be carried out at St Bartholomew's Hospital. You will be required to work on all sites on a rotational basis. All sites are equipped with digital equipment.

Main duties of the job

The post holder must undertake accredited M Level training at a recognised training centre to become competent in screening women for breast cancer by mammography according to National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) guidelines.
  • Be prepared to work cross site at North London Breast Screening Service located in Edgware whilst completing the mammography training course.
  • The key task is to train to perform mammography examinations in the static/mobile units and will be supervised/mentored until competent.

Please see job description for full duties of the role.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description for more detailed information.

All applicants should have valid UK HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) registration, a BSc in Radiography or equivalent and will be training to achieve the postgraduate qualification (M level) in Mammography.

Due to the sensitive nature of this post, only female applicants can be considered. This is in line with the defined exceptions in the Equality Act 2010, known as Genuine Occupational Requirements (GOQ).

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • BSc Hons in Radiography (or Equivalent)
  • Current HCPC registration


  • To train for Post Graduate award in mammography (M Level)



  • Post graduate experience in radiography


  • Previous breast screening experience

Skills & Aptitides


  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Interest in women's health
  • Ability to work under pressure and ability to prioritise workload
  • Flexible approach to working

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Central & East London Breast Screening, St Bartholomew's Hospital

West Wing, West Smithfield



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