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Head of Radiation Protection and Commercial Services (XR10)

Job Reference: 298-ONC-679

Leeds Cancer Centre
298 Radiological Physics - LTH
The Leeds General Infirmary
£61,777 to £72,597 pa

Head of Radiation Protection 


The Radiological Physics and Radiation Protection Section is part of the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), one of the largest trusts within the country. We are looking for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Radiation Protection Adviser to join the service. The post holder will be working closely with the other Radiation Protection Advisers within LTHT and will play the lead role in ensuring the delivery of a high quality radiation protection service for users of ionising radiation both within LTHT and to other neighbouring NHS Trusts.


This post is based within the Radiological Physics and Radiation Protection section.  The section comprises a team of clinical scientists and clinical technologists who provide scientific support, quality assurance testing and associated services to Radiology departments both within LTHT and other NHS and private organisations across Yorkshire.


Applicants should be state registered clinical scientists and certified Radiation Protection Advisers (RPA) with extensive experience in the provision of radiation protection advice and have sufficient knowledge and experience to be able to act in the role of a Medical Physics Expert in diagnostic radiology.


If you are interested in this post, have appropriate necessary experience but do not currently meet all the essential criteria of this job role we would encourage you to contact us to discuss your application.


This post will be based at the Leeds General Infirmary although travel and work at other sites throughout Yorkshire will be required. Working hours will be 37.5 per week although start and finish times may be varied to ensure that the team covers the core hours required, which are typically 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.


Leeds General Infirmary is located in the centre of Leeds which is a major northern city with excellent shopping, restaurant, sport, music and culture facilities. Leeds enjoys close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales and other national parks as well as being within easy travelling distance of East and West coast seaside resorts. There are also excellent transport links with the rest of the UK and further afield by road, rail and air.


Applications are invited through NHS Jobs and the job reference is 298-ONC-679. Closing date for applications is 3rd March 2020.

Informal enquires prior to formal application are encouraged and for more information please contact Stephen Rimmer on 0113 392 5325 or


This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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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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