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Radiotherapy Engineer, Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to provide critical engineering support to the NHS and to directly have a positive impact on patient care on a daily basis. The role within the Oncology workshop is rewarding and challenging in equal measure and provides a great sense of achievement and purpose in working with other healthcare professionals to deliver excellent patient care. If you have relevant engineering experience and are looking for a new challenge then please contact us to arrange a site visit and learn more about the role.

This vacancy is for a Radiotherapy Engineer in our Oncology Workshop which is based in the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre at Cheltenham General Hospital. Applicants should ideally have substantial years engineering experience in maintenance and repair of complex machines, experience in radiotherapy or medical equipment maintenance would be beneficial. Excellent fault finding skills and the enthusiasm to learn are essential.

Full training and development will be provided as required to the successful applicant.

Additional working pattern details: Additional on call support

The proposed interview date is: 2nd August

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a candidate that enjoys working both autonomously and within a team, who is enthusiastic and highly motivated to join a team of engineers that aspire to deliver engineering services to the highest standards. Applicants are welcome from an engineering background, preferably with electronics and electrical engineering experience, and who possess good interpersonal and communication skills.

Key skill areas include, fault finding, ability to follow safe working practices, decision making, communication and attention to detail.

The responsibilities associated with this post will provide an ideal opportunity for those candidates wanting to develop their engineering experience within the field of Radiotherapy.

About us

The Oncology Department at Cheltenham is a Centre of Excellence and has modern equipment, with 4 linear accelerators, CT scanner, superficial X-ray machine and a brachytherapy treatment unit. Support is also provided to 1 linear accelerator at the satellite unit in Hereford. Basic hours are 37.5 hours per week but flexibility will be needed to fit in with the needs of the radiotherapy unit.

You will join a team of 4 engineers providing on-site support. Applicants may be required to attend manufacturer's training courses abroad and travel to our satellite centre in Hereford.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust is a successful Trust committed to improving patient services providing Best Care for Everyone. We can offer accommodation for newly appointed staff and Gloucestershire is a pleasant place to live with easy access to the lively towns of Cheltenham and Gloucester, the Cotswold countryside, South Wales and good travel links to other parts of the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The appointed engineer will join our on-site engineering team working in conjunction with radiographers, physicists and other clinical staff.

The post holder will provide engineering support for Varian IX and TrueBeam Linear Accelerators at Cheltenham and our satellite centre in Hereford. On-call support is provided on weekday evenings and the occasional weekend.

The main duties of the role are associated with the provision of hands-on fault diagnosis and specialist repair of clinical radiotherapy treatment equipment. The post holder will be required to make decisions on the safe performance of the equipment and take actions, balancing the requirement for safety and avoiding delays to patient treatment.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in an Engineering Discipline
  • Substantial years experience in an engineering environment
  • Current driving licence
  • Familiar with linac service requirements
  • Familiar with low voltage safety requirements


  • Familiar with electrical test area working conditions
  • Experience of working on Varian linac machines
  • String technical knowledge of complex computer controlled electronic and electromechanical systems
  • Experience of procurement and stock control

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cheltenham General Hospital


GL53 7AN

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