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Pre-treatment Superintendent Therapeutic Radiographer

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This post offers an exciting opportunity to manage and lead of Pre-treatment team across radiotherapy and proton beam therapy services at UCLH. They will promote technical developments and ensure the highest possible standard of care for patients with cancer.

The radiotherapy department delivers treatment for a broad spectrum of cancers which include a wide range of common cancers as well as specialist treatments including a paediatric and adolescent workload, brachytherapy and isotope work, total body irradiation and limb sarcoma radiotherapy. The pre-treatment suite area is equipped with a dedicated CT, Mouldroom and has access to MRI and PETCT. Radiographers deliver advanced practice for palliative virtual simulation and breast localisation.

UCLH has been designated as one of two national PBT centres for the UK. The Proton Beam Therapy department will focus on the treatment of CNS tumours, head and neck cancers and spinal/pelvic sarcomas. Paediatrics, and teenage and young adults, will make up approximately one third of the patient cohort. This pre-treatment suite has a dedicated CT and MRI scanner.

The post holder will be an integral part of the oncology team and they will work with other disciplines to deliver strategic projects and the development of the service.

Main duties of the job

This is an autonomous role where the post holder is expected to manage their own case-load and is accountable for their own professional actions and the actions of more junior staff members. The post holder will provide professional clinical leadership and effective management of pre-treatment staff, providing the highest possible standard of care for patients with cancer.

The post holder will be responsible for the management of the pre-treatment suite and will have a high level of clinical expertise, ensuring the safe and accurate data acquisition. This role requires someone who is enthusiastic, confident in leadership and has significant pre-treatment experience at advanced level in complex radiotherapy imaging techniques.

This post is a rotational post across the radiotherapy and proton beam therapy service, working closely with the Operational Leads of the service, other superintendents and they will be required to liaise with other professional groups and clinical staff to ensure that care is delivered in a seamless and multi-disciplinary environment in a timely and patient-focused manner.

The post holder will be responsible for identifying and setting standards, ensuring that all staff are kept up to date with current techniques, providing robust training and have the ability to manage stressful situations in a calm and efficient approach.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will develop policies and protocols and will play an active role in research and in exploring and developing new ways of working to achieve the tri-fold goal of the service: improving quality of radiotherapy treatment, improving patient care and improving staff satisfaction.

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • BSc in therapeutic radiography or equivalent formal qualification
  • Health Profession Council (HPC) registration as a therapy radiographer.
  • Masters level experience (or equivalent) in relevant clinical subject / management studies
  • Clinical experience in pre-treatment, and mould room
  • Participation in audit/clinical governance.


  • Clinical experience in dosimetry.
  • Management / leadership course
  • Knowledge of statistics.
  • Evidence of previous research undertaken.
  • Understanding of research governance.



  • Significant postgraduate experience with specialist training and knowledge with further significant experience at Band 7 Level.
  • Practical experience in planning and delivering a wide range of radiotherapy techniques.
  • Leadership experience.

Skills & Abilities


  • Provide specialist clinical training and undertake presentations, both within the department and nationally in conferences and workshops.
  • Plan, carry out and analyse clinical and departmental audits.

Other Requirements


  • Understand equality and diversity issues as they relate to staff and patients.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road



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