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Trainee Clinical Photographer

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 a year B5 Annex 21 70% top end B5 12 months,75% top end B5 for 6 months
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time

Job Details

The Aneurin Bevan UHB Clinical Photography department are an award winning and forward thinking team that provide a high standard photography, video and graphic design service.

We are looking for two dedicated individuals seeking an exciting career in Clinical Photography. You will be based at our main department at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, and gain exposure to many specialities including: Dermatology (inc TeleDermoscopy), Maxilliofacial, Orthodontics, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Tissue Viability, Theatre and much more.

The successful candidates will undertake an 18 month on the job training programme designed specifically to provide a sound knowledge and skill base to develop their career.

As a Trainee Clinical Photographer (Band 5 Annex 21) you will be working towards gaining skills and experience to be competent in meeting the duties and responsibilities detailed in this job description. This will enable you to be eligible to apply for a qualified Band 5 Clinical Photographer position.

As a trainee you will undertake the Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Photography, which will require you to commit to additional hours outside of the working day to complete the qualification.

This is an 18-month fixed term contract starting on Monday 2nd September 2024 and ending on Friday 27th February 2026.

Any queries please contact Ceri Llewellyn, Head of Service on 01633 234187 or email

Main duties of the job

This post is a fixed term/secondment for 18 months to meet the needs of the service.

To work in a team of clinical photographers to produce clinical photographs / video to aid patient care, diagnosis, teaching, research, and publications. The post holder will provide a range of photographic knowledge and skills to support a variety of multidisciplinary teams, across a range of clinical specialties within the organisation. Working in a variety of clinical environments, the post holder will use a combination of standardised and non-standardised photographic techniques.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award-winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Possess an Honours degree or equivalent qualifications, in photography or a relevant media related subject that has a focus on photography. Alternatively, learners must have relevant professional photographic work experience.
  • Evidence of background research into the medical illustration profession and NHS.


  • Experience of work in a public/service environment.
  • Experience of work in a medical photography department.

Skills and Attributes


  • Demonstrate a good level of technical skill in digital photography.
  • Demonstrate photographic skills in different environments including studio and on location.
  • Demonstrate skills in composition and visual perception.
  • Show a good level of computer literacy, particularly with digital imaging software.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills in a variety of settings and with a range of people.
  • Demonstrate ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Show a desire for further personal and professional development and qualifications.
  • Demonstrate organisational skills.


  • Demonstrate photography skills in a range of subject matter, e.g. still-life photography and portraiture. Demonstrate control of lighting on location and in the studio.
  • Welsh Language Skills are desirable levels 1 to 5 in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Welsh.

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Clinical Photography & Medical Illustration, Block 7

Friars Field, Royal Gwent Hospital


NP20 2UB

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