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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/01/2021.

Low Energy Proton Engineering Programme Manager

Job Reference: 158-20-322-PHY

Employer:
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Electronic/Mechanical Engineering and Proton Therapy
Location:
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Wirral, Bebington
Salary:
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum pro rata

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s leading providers of non-surgical cancer treatment, caring for a population of 2.4 million people across Cheshire & Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire.

Our flagship specialist cancer hospital in Liverpool opened in June 2020, supported by our hospital on the Clatterbridge Health Park in Wirral providing outpatient cancer treatment and supportive care, and our radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree Hospital site.

Together, working across three sites and operating specialist chemotherapy clinics in four of Merseyside’s district hospitals, we are able to deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies. We also deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home and Work service; are the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers and host the region’s Teenage and Young Adult Unit, (supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust).

Working with leading experts from The University of Liverpool and the Cancer Research UK Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit we strive to stay at the forefront of novel treatments and techniques to deliver more effective and personalised treatments than ever before.

We are looking for an experienced engineer to manage aspects of the aforementioned proton beam therapy service, including an upcoming programme of planned upgrades. The post-holder will also have wider managerial responsibilities with regards to staff, training and documentation.

The Wirral site equipment currently comprises 4 Varian linear accelerators, one Philips Brilliance Big bore CT and two Xstrahl Orthovoltage machines. It is also home to the National Centre for Eye Proton Therapy, which operates the Douglas Cyclotron. The Aintree site has 2 Varian linear accelerators.

The central Liverpool site operates 5 linear accelerators as well as low-voltage treatment units in the form of Orthovoltage and Ariane Papillon, as well as Brachytherapy and CT services.

You must be skilled at fault finding complex electronic systems and with good attention to detail. Relevant experience working on radiation equipment and/or complex electronic equipment is desirable. Mechanical engineering experience would also be an advantage. Education should be to Masters level. If not already obtained, the post-holder will be expected to work towards achieving registration with an accredited healthcare body.

Applicants must have good communication skills and be able to work effectively both independently and within multidisciplinary teams.

We’re here to deliver the best cancer care to the people we serve and we’re looking for applications from those who share that commitment and our values: Putting people first; Achieving excellence; Passionate about what we do; Always improving our care; and Looking to the future.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We take an active responsibility for ensuring systems, policies and processes are in place to safeguard children, young people and adults. We support the national and local safeguarding agenda, including local arrangements for the protection of children young person and adults at risk.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMatthew TempleJob titleLead TechnologistEmail addressmatthew.temple1@nhs.net




Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified closing date, should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you are successful you will be invited for an interview via email. Please ensure you regularly check your emails following your application and let us know if you have any problems. If you would prefer for us to communicate with you in a different way contact the Recruitment Team on 0151 556 5000 (main reception).

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to apply for this position and participate in our recruitment process please contact the Recruitment Team at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

The Trust is committed to promoting a flexible working environment supporting equality and diversity and the health and wellbeing of all our employees. The Trust aims for a workforce demography representative of the community we serve.

The Trust is proud to be a ‘smoke-free’ NHS employer. Applicants should be aware that that if successful in gaining employment with the Trust adherence to the Smoking Policy is contractual and staff are not permitted to smoke either during working hours or when recognisable as an employee.

The Trust is committed to providing high standards of both patient and staff experience. To support us in doing this the Trust, in partnership with Trade Unions has developed and embedded key values and behaviours that all staff are required to demonstrate throughout their employment. The Trust's values and behaviours support the Trust Vision 'to provide the best cancer care to the people we serve' and our Mission 'to improve health and wellbeing through compassionate, safe and effective cancer care'.

New entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first point of the relevant payband.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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