Team Leader Therapeutic Radiographer: Visa sponsorship available

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

Band 7 Team Leader Therapeutic Radiographer.

The Radiotherapy service at QEHB, with circa 100 staff, provide approximately 4500 new patients per year with world class radiotherapy treatments. The service is of the highest calibre and makes us a leading department, providing exemplary patient care twinned with the latest in Radiotherapy technology that sees us treat over 300 patients per day.

The department is currently undergoing significant change with the new Head of Operational Workforce implementing new programmes of work aimed directly at supporting our excellent Radiographers in their personal development as well as ensuring we have a culture of excellence and a professional approach to all we do.

We are now looking to recruit 3 Band 7 Therapeutic Radiographer Team Leaders with NHS experience who are confident, highly motivated, and forward thinking with a passion for patient care and service development.

Successful applicants will be joining a department that delivers one of the highest percentages of IG-IMRT treatments in the U.K and treats a large number of SABR patients for all commissioned indications, all our breast patients are treated with SGRT & DIBH is offered to all appropriate patients who have left sided breast cancer.

You will also be joining a team who have a strong commitment and passion for radiographer development, and there have been opportunities for our staff to present their work at prestigious conferences such as ESTRO and UKIO.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

You will be a highly experienced radiographer responsible for managing a treatment unit and leading a team of radiographers to provide safe and accurate highly specialised radiotherapy treatment for patients.

You will manage a clinical workload ensuring that all treatments and procedures are delivered safely and correctly whilst maintaining high standards of technical and patient care. There is a requirement to work at an advanced level promoting best practice, giving expert advice, support and guidance to junior staff and the multidisciplinary team.

We have a variety of highly specialised equipment including two Phillips CT scanners, CyberKnife, two Tomotherapy HD units, Radixact, HDR, and six Elekta linear accelerators. Four of the linear accelerators have AlignRT installed.

As Team leaders there is a requirement to have a flexible approach to working hours to accommodate service demands and an essential requirement to be able to routinely cover extended day working Monday to Friday between 7.30am to 8pm. In addition, there is a requirement to work bank holidays and some occasional weekend working.

You will also Work with the wider band 7 team on operational input into the department and staff related mattersas well as providing Mentoring, coaching to support the development of junior staff.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person specification



  • Qualified Radiographer (eg. Diploma of the College of Radiographers – Therapy / Degree in Therapeutic Radiography)
  • Current state registration
  • Attendance of recent relevant post graduate courses and study days including assessment of undergraduates
  • Evidence of interest and commitment in working towards further professional development and qualification


  • Evidence of relevant MSc level study



  • Experience of working clinically at a senior radiographer grade with evidence of leading and organising a team of radiographers
  • Experience in assessing and teaching radiographers and trainee radiographers
  • Experience of developing staff clinically and professionally
  • Specialist knowledge of cancer pathology and disease patterns
  • Specialist knowledge of clinical radiotherapy including potential radiation risks, acute patient side effects and their effective management
  • An active awareness of relevant legislation, national cancer standards and professional guidelines


  • Experience of undertaking clinical audits and surveys

Additional Criteria


  • Ability to communicate articulately (written, verbal and non-verbal) and provide information across professional boundaries
  • Very good technical and manual dexterity skills required to physically operate equipment in a field of rapid technological change
  • Excellent computer skills with proven ability of interrogating the oncology management system
  • Proven leadership, organisational and decision making skills
  • Demonstrable reasoning skills and an ability to use initiative and judgement in situations where there is a variance from routine/expected
  • Able to assimilate information and formulate ideas / projects / developments
  • Flexibility and the willingness to undertake a wide range of duties with the ability to work in all areas of the department
  • Approachable
  • Professional
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Team worker
  • Ability to participate in extended hours and bank holiday working

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

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