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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/03/2021.

Trainee Healthcare Scientist Medical Physics - Route 2 Radiotherapy

Job Reference: 082-STP-MP-RTP-0221

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
(Route 2) Radiotherapy Physics
Singleton Hospital, Swansea
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Established on 1 October 2018, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) is the only Special Health Authority within NHS Wales. We sit alongside Health Boards and Trusts, and have a leading role in the education, training, development, and shaping of the healthcare workforce in Wales, in order to ensure high-quality care for the people of Wales.

Our key functions include:

  • Working closely with partners and key stakeholders, and planning ahead to ensure the health and care workforce meets the needs of the NHS and people of Wales, now and in the future;
  • Being a reputable source of information and intelligence on the Welsh health and care workforce;
  • Commissioning, designing, and delivering high-quality, value for money education and training, in line with standards;
  • Using education, training, and development to encourage and facilitate career progression;
  • Supporting education, training, and service regulation by playing a key role in representing Wales, and working closely with regulators;
  • Developing the healthcare leaders of today and the future;
  • Providing opportunities for the health and care workforce to develop new skills;
  • Promoting health and care careers in Wales, and Wales as a place to live;
  • Supporting the professional workforce and organisation development profession with Wales;
  • Continuously improving what we do and how we do it.

For more information on this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager, who will be pleased to discuss their employment opportunity with you.

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The organisation also reserves the right to close a vacancy early or withdraw an advertisement at any stage of the process, to enable internal staff requiring to be redeployed in suitable roles.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

NHS Wales – Trainee Clinical Scientist (Route 2) Radiotherapy Physics

Exciting opportunities to use your science degree for patient and public benefit

Earn a competitive salary through a 3 year, full-time, nationally recognised training programme (IPEM Route 2)

Starting salary will be on the first point of Band 6 on a 3 year fixed term contract.

The NHS in Wales is offering a salaried post-graduate training post for a high calibre science graduate who is passionate about science and its role in patient care in the treatment of cancer with Radiotherapy. Please note that this post is open only to those who have been awarded or who are currently undertaking a recognised MSc in Medical Radiation Physics or equivalent

The successful candidate will follow the Route 2 IPEM pathway which will lead to HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist. Further details are available.

The successful candidate will be based in South-west Wales at the Singleton Hospital in Swansea and employed by Swansea Bay University Health Board for the duration of their training. There will also be some travel expected in order to attend other training centres, sites at which services are provided or workshops.

You will be located at the Singleton Hospital on the coast, adjacent to Swansea University. The Health Board covers a population of approximately 0.5 million people and also provides tertiary services including cancer across southwest Wales for close to a population of 1 million. The Health Board provides a full range of services across Singleton and Morriston Hospitals in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Hospital. The Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering is mostly based in the Singleton Hospital and operates across the Health Board and beyond, employing about 120 scientists, engineers and technicians. This is a particularly exciting time to train at Swansea with the successful candidate contributing to the modernisation under way in Radiotherapy. The department has very strong links with the university with an active established research collaboration. Further information can be found where Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering will be found under the ‘A-Z Hospital Services’ link.

On completion of training, prospects for permanent employment within Wales are excellent. For individuals with aptitude and commitment there are opportunities to progress through the career pathway to Consultant Clinical Scientist. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are motivated to pursue their career in Medical Physics within Wales. This HEIW fully funded programme is equivalent to that of the STP programme in England.

Further information about the careers available in the Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering can be found at the following NHS Careers website.

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine is the professional body for UK medical physicists and clinical engineers and the following website may be useful.

Informal on-line visits are encouraged and these should be arranged with Dr Ryan Lewis (


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews will be held remotely between 12th and 23rd April 2021

Closing date for applications for all posts: 11th March 2021


For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal on-line visits are encouraged and these should be arranged with Dr Ryan Lewis (

It is essential that your application demonstrates how you meet the job description / person specification for this post.

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