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Lead Radiotherapy Engineer

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) is one of the largest Trusts in the country, and a teaching hospital in collaboration with nearby Keele University. Extensive transformation and development projects have been completed in recent years making this Trust one of the most exciting and innovative places to work. The main site is situated just 5 minutes from Junction 15 of the M6, providing excellent transport links north, south, and east, together with immediate access to the beautiful countryside of Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Peak District.

The Cancer Centre opened its doors in 2009 and offers advanced radiotherapy treatment from its 4 Varian linear accelerators and HDR brachytherapy service. Imaging support is provided by a Siemens CT scanner and the treatment planning is performed using the Eclipse system.

The position would ideally suit a multi skilled engineer with a background in aspects of electrical, electronic, mechanical and IT.

The advertised post is a lead position within this section and the successful candidate will be expected to continue the drive for change and innovation across the Engineering Service.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Steve Johnson (Chief Radiotherapy Engineer -, tel: 01782 672533)

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be expected
  • To work as part of a team or independently, providing an efficient and effective highly specialist technical support service to the Radiotherapy Department which maximises the availability and reliability of the departmental systems to meet or exceed customer needs and expectations. This will necessitate flexibility in working hours and participation in local on-call rotas.
  • To be able to lead service developments in area(s) assigned to role, i.e. workshop (electronic and mechanical), linac maintenance, ISO documentation depending on the candidate experience and expertise.
  • To take responsibility in the absence of the Chief Engineer in all matters relating to the areas they are leading.
  • To participate in preventative maintenance, servicing, complex fault investigation and repair of highly complex therapy and diagnostic radiation equipment at the UHNM radiotherapy department alongside the Varian Medical Systems managed equipment service (MES) contract.
  • To carry out routine scheduled quality assurance on radiotherapy equipment
  • Supervise staff within the RPTS demonstrating the initiative, responsibility and autonomy required of a Lead Radiotherapy Engineer.

Sustain any strategic change or improvement in the delivery of the service as agreed with the Chief Radiotherapy Engineer or Head of Radiotherapy Physics.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research.

The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us.We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours.We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working.You can select your preferences upon application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification



  • HND or equivalent


  • BSc
  • Member of RCT



  • working in team
  • Good communication
  • Electrical / Mechanical Fault finding


  • IT experience



  • Medical device maintenance
  • Working in a maintenance role


  • Manufacturers training courses
  • working within an NHS Trust

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road



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