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Radiotherapy Service Manager

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC) is looking to appoint a Radiotherapy Service Manager and Professional Lead Therapeutic Radiographer based in Newcastle.

We're looking for a well-motivated, experienced person to lead the delivery of radiotherapy services within our Cancer Centres in Newcastle and Carlisle (Northern Centre for Cancer Care North Cumbria.

This management position within NCCC/NCCCNC involves the full range of management accountabilities including day-to-day operational management of the radiotherapy department in both Newcastle and North Cumbria.

This post is responsible for teams across both departments incorporating approximately 100 members of staff, predominantly radiographers.

We have 9 Varian TrueBeams, 2 Tomotherapy units, 3 CT Scanners, 1 SXT unit and 1 HDR brachytherapy unit across our two sites, delivering treatment to approximately 6000 new patients per year employing a wide range of therapies including multi-met SRS, lungs SABR, HDR gynae brachytherapy, TBI/TSEI, gated lung therapy and cardiac SABR.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Cheryl Buchanan, Associate Director of Operations.
  • Interview date: 10 June 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

  • This management position within NCCC/NCCC-NC involves the full range of management accountabilities for the delivery of radiotherapy services, including day-to-day operational management of the departments in both Newcastle and North Cumbria. A key objective for the post holder is to ensure equity of service delivery across the geographically spread treatment locations. This requires the post holder to ensure effective agreement exists between the departments in delivery of both strategic and operational objectives in order to deliver integrated care pathways.
  • The role provides radiotherapy professional leadership to the Radiotherapy Operational Delivery Network (ODN) responsible for providing radiotherapy system leadership and the delivery of NHS England's vision and ambitions for the modernisation of radiotherapy services.
  • The post holder takes day-to-day responsibility for delivery of the radiotherapy department's key performance indicators as laid out in the NHS England's service specification. This includes achieving the national cancer waiting time targets including the 62 and 31-day waits.
  • The annual budgetary management responsibilities for this role include �4.6million for staff resources, and operational management and leadership of in excess of 100 staff members
  • As part of the senior management team, the post holder will work collaboratively to propose and implement changes across the directorate's two delivery centres.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Professional Lead Therapeutic Radiographer
  • To lead the delivery of radiotherapy services and implementation of radiotherapy pathways ensuring a cohesive, effective and seamless service is provided to service users across NCCC and NCCC-NC
  • To be responsible for the safe and efficient use of multiple modalities, cutting edge Radiotherapy equipment, (over both sites) in the development and delivery of novel radiotherapy planning and treatment delivery techniques, and in the undertaking ofresearch and development within the radiotherapy service
  • To provide professional leadership and strategic development of Consultant Radiographers and Advanced Radiotherapy Practitioners working within appropriate expert fields of Radiotherapy practice
  • To ensure safe radiotherapy service delivery of aa high quality, in a patient orientated way to agreed standards and within available resources
  • To plan for and respond to changes in service needs and delivery.
  • To participate in the strategic and operational management of the Clinical Board by providing expert radiotherapy delivery advice in relation to radiotherapy delivery issues
  • To advise the Trust and external bodies on radiotherapy delivery issues.
  • This role will work closely in conjunction with Radiotherapy Physics and Medical Staff for delivery of radiotherapy service
  • To provide line management support to the Operational Delivery Network Manager working towards achieving the objectives of the Radiotherapy Service Specification.
  • To provide strategic leadership to the Northern Radiotherapy Network as a core member of the Network Oversight Group, covering area of responsibility

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • BSc (Hons) or Diploma of College of Radiographers (DCR(T)
  • Masters' degree or equivalent experience in service-related subject
  • HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer


  • Post graduate management qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive, recent, operational experience at advanced/ senior level, managing staff and resources within a radiotherapy service.
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of principles and concepts underpinning the broad range and the more specialist applications and techniques used in the radiotherapy Service.
  • Understanding of key performance targets, measures, including clinical and corporate governance requirements and budget management
  • Experience of change management, service redesign and strategic planning.
  • Knowledge of developments in radiotherapy and of the wider healthcare arena.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management in Radiotherapy
  • Highly developed knowledge and experience of operational management including the day-to-day management of complex clinical services.
  • Wide range of experience in radiotherapy, including at National level
  • A working knowledge of standards and legislation in other relevant areas e.g. Health and Safety at Work, Risk Management, Clinical Governance.
  • Experience of project management and of leading or managing change initiatives.
  • Experience of multi-professional working, and developing and fostering professional working relationships
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Knowledge of current research in oncology treatment and techniques
  • Experience of leading and organising change


  • Experience of professional involvement at National Level
  • Previous experience as a radiotherapy service manager or deputy.
  • Experience of strategic planning
  • Experience of business planning

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent organisational, written and verbal communication, interpersonal, negotiating, decision making and technical skills
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate inspire and influence others
  • Able to achieve deadlines and work to high standards under significant pressure.
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Able to attend local/national meetings/events
  • Project management skills.

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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