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Senior Radiotherapy Engineering Technician

Job Reference: 358-3090283-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Radiotherapy, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£31,365 - £37,890 pa

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An opportunity as a Band 6 Senior Radiotherapy Engineering Technician (Electronics) has arisen at the University Hospitals of Leicester. The post requires specialised technical expertise founded on formal training to HND or BSc degree level in an appropriate subject eg. healthcare science (engineering) / electronic engineering or equivalent. Three years’ minimum relevant technical experience and recent experience of servicing radiotherapy equipment is required. Experience of fault diagnosis on Varian Linacs is desirable. Registration with the RCT as a Clinical Technologist is required within 1 year of appointment if not already held. Suitable candidates showing potential without the required experience may be considered for appointment at a lower grade.


The post holder will work as part of a team in the electronic section of the technical service which is responsible for the Linac maintenance programme. Good systems knowledge of radiotherapy equipment and the ability to contribute across different engineering disciplines is required. The post holder contributes to the immediate response to equipment breakdown and scheduled maintenance and performs project work to meet defined research and development needs. Good communication skills are required to liaise with other staff groups and external suppliers.


The radiotherapy department is based at Leicester Royal Infirmary and provides state of the art treatment including SABR treatments for lung cancer and oligomets, respiratory gating and deep inspiration breath hold for breast radiotherapy. Over 40% of all radical treatments are IMRT, of which 95% are VMAT. All IMRT patients receive IGRT as routine and we have an ongoing program to further increase utilisation. We provide Oncology services to a catchment population of approximately 1 million within Leicestershire and Rutland and are ISO 9001(2015) accredited. We fully support staff development; the department has an impressive clinical trials portfolio and established links with Leicester University.


Equipment includes 4 Varian linear accelerators (1 TrueBeam and 3 Clinac iX) with OBI, respiratory gating and RapidArc, ARIA Oncology management system, Prosoma Virtual Simulation, Varian Eclipse treatment planning system, 2 Toshiba wide bore CT scanners with 4DCT, XStrahl superficial unit and Varian GammaMed brachytherapy unit.

The Leicester Radiotherapy Department is a friendly, busy and modern training department. It is housed in a purpose built Oncology Unit, which is centrally located with easy access to both road and rail connections. Leicester itself is a vibrant, friendly multicultural city within beautiful countryside.


For further details / informal visits contact:

John Gittins -Acting Deputy Head of Radiotherapy Physics

0116 2585146

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

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COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

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