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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/04/2020.

Lead Radiation Physicist

Job Reference: 359-CH8139

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Lead Radiation Physicist
Maidstone Hospital
£53,168 - £62,001 pa pro rata

Radiation Physics is expanding, following a formal join between Medical Physics services at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust under the Kent Medical Physics Partnership and provision of new services. The group provides specialist clinical, scientific and radiation protection services to a wide variety of public and private organisations. You will be a part of this enterprising team and will have significant scope for innovation and career development. The group provides training for Scientist Training Programme (STP), ACS Route 2 and IPEM Clinical Technologist trainees.

You will be a proactive Senior Clinical Scientist looking to make a difference in how diagnostic radiology physics and radiation protection services are delivered locally and regionally. Promising candidates with less experience are encouraged to apply as training and support will be available to help you develop to your true potential (subject to an amended job description and salary band).

The Radiation Physics group is actively involved in clinical trials and scientific research. The group has, in recent years, won significant new contracts spanning the public and private sectors and this post will support these contracts, including opportunities for travel, overnight stays and working at other sites in the partnership and for our customers.

We are able to offer the successful candidates flexible working hours and continuous professional development within a supportive environment. The Radiation Physics group can offer opportunities to work in diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, radiation protection (for diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine / PETCT) and non-ionising radiation.

Historic Maidstone and Canterbury in ‘The Garden of England’ both offer beautiful river scenery and historic buildings. Nursery facilities are available. They have excellent shopping, restaurants and nightlife with recognised good schools. They are less than 1 hour from London and the channel tunnel, providing easy access to the rest of northern Europe – trains from Ashford International reach Paris in less than 2 hours.

We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Closing Date: Tuesday 14th April 2020

Interview Date : Thursday 23rd April 2020 - Please note that all interviews will be carried out virtually.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mark Knight
01622 225 005

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We support staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act to eliminate discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with protected characteristics.

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