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Specialist Head and Neck Therapeutic Radiographer


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Fixed Term - 18 Months (Maternity Leave)
Full Time - 37.5 hours
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Radiotherapy Department
£42,414 to £49,969 pa
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At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

Radiotherapy Department

Band 8a Head and Neck Specialist Therapeutic Radiographer


UCLH Cancer


Cancer care is one of the top three strategic priorities for UCLH. Our vision is to become Europe’s premier Cancer centre. An ambitious programme of transformation and investment underpins this vision. Highlights include the centralisation of complex care across north and east London to UCLH encompassing haemato-oncology, urology, head & neck, neuro-oncology and upper GI, and building a new hospital containing 135 haematology beds, 10 theatres, leading edge imaging and the nationally commissioned Proton Beam Therapy Service.


Department overview


UCLH is situated in the Heart of London’s west end with easy access by all forms of public transport.

UCLH and the Royal National Orthopeadic Hospital (RNOH) jointly provide the London Sarcoma Service; it is one of Europe’s largest sarcoma services. The department also delivers radiotherapy services for a broad spectrum of cancers comprising of common cancers as well as specialist treatments including a paediatric and adolescent workload, brachytherapy and isotope work, total body irradiation and neurological and head and neck radiotherapy. In addition, there are close relationships with the academic department in nuclear medicine and the academic department of oncology. 

Radiotherapy services at UCLH will be delivered across two departments. The existing photon department is situated in the basement of University College Hospital. UCLH has been designated as one of two national Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) centres for the UK and will be one of two sites delivering PBT across the NHS from Summer 2020. The PBT department is situated in the new phase 4 building.

The photon department opened in 2005 and has four Varian TrueBeam systems with advanced imaging packages, two of the Truebeams are equipped with 6 DoF couches. The department boasts a comprehensive brachytherapy suite and a Gulmay skin unit. Around 2000 patients access the service annually. The PBT department has four Varain Probeam proton therapy systems. Once fully established, this service will treat up to 750 NHS patients and up to 250 privately funded patients a year. Each department has a pre-treatment suite. Both departments have a dedicated CT scanner and the PBT department also has a dedicated MRI scanner.

The Role


This role offers an opportunity to be part of the radiotherapy head and neck team at UCLH. The personalised individual treatment pathway of patients with a head and neck cancer diagnosis often requires them to have a combination of complex specialised surgery, as well as high dose chemo-radiation regimens UCLH. This role will enable patients to have access to a key-worker who will be able to provide highly specialised support in technical radiotherapy treatment planning, delivery and toxicity management. This support will be available for patients and their families at diagnosis, during decision-making, during treatment, post treatment, at recurrence and during symptom management. The post holder will provide care to patients receiving treatment in both the photon and proton departments.

UCLH is seeking a committed individual with the energy and focus to continue building on the existing service of excellence.

Interview date: 6th May 2019

Please note this role's fixed term contract is for the purpose of covering maternity leave and therefore the end date is subject to change in line with this.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Want to know more? Please feel free to contact:

Nazima Haji, Radiotherapy Services Manager / Laura Allington, Proton Beam Service Manager

e-mail:nazima.haji1@nhs.net / l.allington@nhs.net

Telephone 0203 4473781