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About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as 'Outstanding for Caring' by the CQC - fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work\/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national 'Veteran Aware' scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

About this vacancy

We are looking for Qualified Radiographers with Current HCPC registration to join our friendly and supportive team at our new unit in Eastbourne; the successful candidate will rotate through all aspects of treatment and pre-treatment CT, and support the holistic care of our patients.

You will be joining The Sussex Cancer Centre at an exciting time as we undergo a period of expansion of our radiotherapy services. The new Eastbourne Unitis part of a wider Sussex service and consists of:
  • Two Versa HD Elekta Linacs, Phillips Brilliance Big Bore CT, Mosaiq oncology management systems, all housed within a new build that opened in June 2017
  • The Royal Sussex County Hospital site currently has Elekta Synergy with XVI and a new Versa HD, Mosaiq: oncology management systems, Prosoma, Phillips Brilliance Big Bore CT, and HDR Brachy Therapy unit.
  • The Preston Park Radiotherapy Centre, at a linked site in Brighton has two high spec Accuray TomoTherapy treatment units.

  • The radiotherapy service is registered to ISO 9001:2008 and we are developing our reputation as a centre of excellence in treatment and Radiotherapy Research Trials. The Centre is committed to patient involvement and service improvement. We are also keen to provide training opportunities for all staff.

    We can offer successful applicants the following benefits:
  • Hospital accommodation available
  • Recruitment and retention package for therapy radiographers (currently under review).
  • Excellent induction programme.
  • Preceptorship for all newly qualified staff and mentoring for other grades.
  • Supported role development and CPD.
  • Competency framework.
  • Close association with Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Universities.
  • Reduced membership fees at local sporting facilities and other staff discounts in Sussex.
  • A work environment which is within walking distance of the sea and close to the centre of a vibrant, diverse and cosmopolitan city.


  • General information for applicants

    Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.

    As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

    We may also use our substantive adverts to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH specification for that role you may be offered a bank post. Please note our Bank hourly rates are outlined on a separate payscale.

    Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.

    Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

    Further Information

    Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

    For further more information, or help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 \/448616 or by email: bsuh.hremploymentservices@nhs.net
    Job Sector
    Health & Medicine
    Job Position
    Radiography & Sonography
    Salary
    £24,214.00 - £30,112.00
    City/Town
    Eastbourne
    Address
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom Show on map
    Post date
    Closing date

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