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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/08/2020.

Radiotherapy Physics Clinical Technologist Apprenticeship

Job Reference: 427-M20200561

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Physics & Bioengineering
£10,000 pa (year 1)

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at our Trust. You will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are simple; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.

Bath is a wonderful place to live and work. Our main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links including Park & Ride services and the national cycle route 24, 244. Bath offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene.

If we receive high level of applications, the vacancy may close early. So, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. If you feel you need additional time, please contact recruitment to discuss if we can help.

Apprenticeship (Level 6) – Healthcare Science Practitioner (Radiotherapy Physics)

Do you have an interest in the application of science and technology in healthcare? Do you possess good interpersonal and analytical skills? Would you like to pursue a well paid career with good prospects helping supporting radiotherapy delivery on a daily basis? Want to earn a salary while you train? If so, this could be the position for you! We're pleased to announce this rare and exciting opportunity to join our friendly, dedicated Radiotherapy Physics team (part of the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering) as an apprentice Clinical Technologist.

The Radiotherapy Physics service provides scientific support to the Radiotherapy Departments of the Royal United Hospital NHS Trust. The successful candidate will undertake practical training in: carrying out patient radiotherapy computer treatment planning and checking; measuring patient received radiation doses and radiotherapy equipment radiation output and quality control. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of the service throughout their apprenticeship with some opportunity for service development project work.

Applicants should be numerate, computer literate and possess at least A- Level Grade C or above in Chemistry or Biology and a pass in one other science, as well as GCSE Grade C (4) or above in Maths, English Language and Double Science (or equivalent). Please note predicted grades will be accepted for shortlisting of applicants.

As part of the apprenticeship, you will undertake a professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Degree qualification in Healthcare Science (Medical Physics Technology). The academic training will be provided by the University of West of England via block release. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be eligible for entry on the professional register for clinical technologists (RCT). There may be an opportunity to join the department permanently at the end of your training but please note that your new found skills as a Radiotherapy Physics Clinical Technologist will be in high demand as there is a national shortage of trained staff!

Starting salary: £10,000 pa (year 1) rising in line with the national minimum living wage for years 2 and 3.

To find out more about the course, or for more information about the levy, funding available and degree apprenticeships,pleaseemail our Degree Apprenticeships Team call us on+44 (0)117 328 4888.

If you wish to discuss the position with a member of the Radiotherapy Physics Team, please contact

Simon Whittle,, 01255 825906, Head of Radiotherapy Physics

Timothy Atkins, 01225 826401, Deputy Head of Radiotherapy Physics

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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We will request references covering the last 3 years of work or study by email. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form so that we can verify the reference.

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Tier 2 Sponsorship
Applicants who need Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, they may not be appointed to a post if a suitable candidate with existing right to work in the UK is appointable as we are unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UKVI. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

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Please note, unlesss specifically agreed with the Recruiting Manager, the Trust is not able to pay interview travel expenses.

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.

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