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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/04/2020.

Radiotherapy Engineer

Job Reference: 413-34540-MH-A

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
CMPE Radiotherapy Physics Services - D00001, Manchester
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, situated in South Manchester is the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe and an international leader in cancer research and development. On 12th October 2018 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust was once again rated as Outstanding by the health regulator becoming the first specialist trust in the country to be given their highest accolade twice.

The Christie values diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all and fair representation across the organisation at all levels. In support of these commitments, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority people and people with disabilities for this post. Appointment will be only on merit.

£Would you like a fulfilling and meaningful career where all your hard work and effort goes towards helping cancer patients through their radiotherapy treatment? If so The Christie NHS Foundation Trust would like to hear from you.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Band 5/6 (£24,214 – £30,112 / £30,401 – £37,267) at our Salford and Withington radiotherapy sites, for two enthusiastic and flexible service engineers to join the team responsible for the maintenance and repair of our radiotherapy assets. Please note: to be considered at band 6 candidates must have previous medical linear accelerator / X-ray experience.

The Christie at Salford is part of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust’s Radiotherapy network, and is equipped with two Varian C2100 medical linear accelerators and one Philips Brilliance CT scanner.

The Christie Withington site is equipped with ten ELEKTA Agility medical linear accelerators, one ELEKTA Unity MR-LINAC, two Philips Brilliance CT scanners, two ELEKTA uSelectron and one ELEKTA Flexitron brachytherapy units plus an Xstrahl kV superficial unit.

You should have experience in electro-mechanical engineering maintenance of complex systems, such as semiconductor manufacturing, the Armed Forces, radar systems or similar equipment. The successful candidate will have knowledge of electronic / electrical engineering to a minimum of HNC level, and have a good mechanical aptitude.

Duties will involve quality control measurements, fault finding, repairs and planned maintenance of complex radiotherapy equipment, and other associated equipment e.g. CT scanner / clinical engineering medical devices. The engineering team cover two shifts as part of a rota between the hours of 07:00 – 21:00.

Successful applicants will be supported to complete our internal and comprehensive training program leading to a radiation engineering diploma and registration as a Clinical Technologist with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

The position attracts the usual NHS benefits including, pension scheme, 27 days holiday (up to 33 days dependent on service) plus bank holidays. All applicants should currently be allowed to work in the UK.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kevin Irlam on 0161 918 7796 email: or Ryan Young on 0161 446 3549 email:

The closing date for this post may be extended if there are insufficient applicants or brought forward if there is a high volume of applicants.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy

All positions within the Christie are subject to the receipt of satisfactory written references, medical clearance, and evidence of your Right to Work in the UK. Some roles will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants invited to attend for interview will again be made aware of this at the point of invitation. Please note if you are successfully appointed to a post with this Trust, you will be required to pay for your own DBS Disclosure.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, I regret that on this occasion your application will have been unsuccessful.

The Inter-Authority Transfer (IAT) process is a critical and beneficial component of ESR and will form part of the recruitment process. In the event that you are successful following interview your previous NHS employment data, if applicable will be transferred from your current / most recent employer.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply for this position and who would require immigration sponsorship, may wish to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

For all staff employed after 1st June 2018, the contractual terms and conditions of employment make the flu vaccination a mandatory requirement please see addiditional conformation sheet

You should be aware the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy and therefore employees are not permitted to smoke at work.

As an employer, The Trust values equality, diversity and inclusion.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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