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Trainee Clinical Photographer

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
This is an 18-month fixed term contract starting on Monday 2nd September 2024 and ending on Friday 27th February 2026.

We are looking for a dedicated individual seeking an exciting career in Clinical Photography. You will be based at Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen, and gain exposure to many specialities such as: Dermatology/Tele-Dermoscopy, Ophthalmology, ENT, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Tissue Viability, and Surgery.

The successful candidate 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. During the first year payment will be 70% of the top rate of band 5 pay, and the second year 75%.

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.

Any queries please contact Rachel Johnstone, Head of Service on 01267 283112 or email

Main duties of the job

This post is a fixed term 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

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 08/07/2024.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge ( Annex 21)


  • 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 a minimum of two years' relevant professional photographic work experience.
  • Evidence of background research into the medical illustration profession and NHS.

Experience ( Annex 21 )


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

Skills and Attributes ( Annex 21 )


  • 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
  • Demonstrate organisational skills.
  • Show a desire for further personal and professional development and qualifications.


  • 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.

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwili road


SA31 2AF

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