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Deputy head of radiotherapy physics

Job Reference: 188-OTH1179

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Medical physics
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£61,777 - £72,597 pa

Band 8C Deputy Head of Radiotherapy Physics

This is a fantastic opportunity for an MPE level, highly experienced HCPC State Registered Clinical Scientist. You should have extensive knowledge and expertise in radiotherapy physics and a thorough knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and clinical practice. You will need strong organisational skills and proven leadership qualities required to lead and manage aspects of this complex clinical service.

The postholder will ideally demonstrate a good academic record and will have the opportunity to strengthen the department’s academic activities in radiotherapy physics.


Radiotherapy physics supports comprehensive Radiotherapy services which include SRS, SABR, IntraOperative Electron and IntraOperative photon Radiotherapy. Brachytherapy includes MR guided interstitial HDR treatments for gynaecological malignancies, HDR and seed treatments for prostate malignancies. We have a comprehensive clinical trials portfolio and research projects ongoing in areas of imaging and dosimetry. Services are delivered across sites at Southampton General Hospital (SGH) and Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH). Southampton is equipped with 6 linacs and 2 dedicated planning CTs and Basingstoke is equipped with a further linac and dedicated planning CT. There is an ongoing process of integration of Radiotherapy services at Basingstoke and Southampton and this post will oversee the ongoing alignment of equipment and clinical processes.

At SGH we are in the middle of our equipment replacement programme with 3 Elekta Versa HD, 2 with Exactrac imaging systems in clinical use and further Versa HD clinical by the end of 2019. Planning is supported by Pinnacle treatment planning system.


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission and in the national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.


Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Please use the contact details below for informal enquiries, or to arrange an informal visit.

Closing date for applications will be 27th August 2019

Interviews for this role will take place on 2nd Sept 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Claire Birch

Head of radiotherapy physics


Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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