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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/12/2021.

Deputy Head of Section-Radiotherapy Physics and Technology

Job Reference: 317-2021-46-038

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Cumbria Radiation Physics & Clinical Engineering - CIC
317 Trustwide
£65,664 - £75,874 per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

The Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC) is looking for a new Deputy Head of Radiotherapy Physics to lead the service at its Carlisle site. In the spring of 2021 the Radiotherapy department at Carlisle became part of NCCC and in the summer a completely new centre with state of the art equipment started operating clinically. We are now looking for a deputy head who will work in partnership with the Newcastle deputy head to provide a high quality scientific service to build on the success of the new department and create a world -class Radiotherapy department.

The post-holder will report to the Head of Radiotherapy Physics in Newcastle and will be a leading player in developing the future strategy for NCCC at Carlisle. The physics teams at both site work extremely well together and the dedicated teams of physicists at each have opportunities to work collaboratively and benefit from mutual visits. You must be an innovative leader with proven experience in a wide range of radiotherapy physics areas. You will manage the staff and service on the site and work with the Newcastle team to develop the service and strategy to ensure the highest quality of provision across the whole of NCCC. Carlisle has NCCC’s 2 newest linacs and its newest CT scanner and has easy access to an on-site MR scanner. NCCC treats a wide range of therapies including multi-met SRS, lungs SABR, HDR brachy, TBI/TSEI, gated lung therapy and cardiac SABR and delivers the AHCS MSc academic program for clinical scientist training as well as FRCR training.

If you are a dynamic innovative leader and are ready to step up to this leadership role please get in touch with Chris Walker, head of Radiotherapy Physics 0191 2448729

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email and will be required to complete on-line psychometric tools in advance of the assessment process. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox.

The salary will be commensurate with the level and responsibility of the post.

In line with our commitment to increasing the diversity of our senior team, we positively welcome applications
from appropriately qualified and experienced people from ethnic minority communities.

This post is subject to the rehabilitation of 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 Services
(formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.



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All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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