Science Assistant Technician (Radiotherapy Engineering) at Hull University Teaching Hospitals (Visa Sponsorship)

Hull University Teaching Hospitals are currently looking to recruit a Science Assistant Technician. Individuals who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply.

Hull University Teaching Hospitals is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over £1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts – Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) – our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites, are Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH and Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLaG.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas – biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Position: Science Assistant Technician (Radiotherapy Engineering)

Salary: £22,816 to £24,336 a year

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, UK

About the Role

An opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and dedicated Equipment Engineering team within the Radiotherapy Physics department based in the Queen’s Centre at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has an interest in pursuing a career in engineering as the post offers the opportunity for the successful applicant to gain the experience required to apply for an apprenticeship within the team.

The Radiotherapy Equipment Healthcare Science Assistant will work within the Radiotherapy Equipment Technician team to provide and assist in the provision of technical Support services to radiotherapy service users. The post holder will ensure that complex Radiotherapy treatment machines are suitable for clinical use at the beginning of each clinical Day and provide assistance during the maintenance and repair of high value medical and scientific equipment. The post holder will be involved in the management of stock, document control and general equipment management activities. The department is BS 70000:2017Accredited and as such the post holder would be expected to work within these high Standards.

For the suitable candidate this post offers ideal experience for those wishing to apply for Apprenticeship within the field. With the training opportunity to become a degree educated, Radiotherapy Equipment Engineer

Main Duties

  • Responsible for providing technical services as part of the radiotherapy equipment team to ensure the safe and effective treatment of patients.
  • Responsible for completing tests and servicing on radiotherapy equipment, following detailed protocol, to ensure that it is suitable for patient care.
  • Responsible and accountable for following the policies and procedures of the Radiotherapy physics service.
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams in order to ensure the safe and efficient functioning of the service within departmental and Trust governance, and within legislative requirements.
  • Where necessary propose changes to relevant policies and procedures.
  • Safe use of highly expensive radiotherapy equipment
  • Responsible for maintaining stock control of consumable items used in radiotherapy equipment management.
  • Demonstrates tasks, for which they have competency, to junior staff and students working within radiotherapy.
  • Record and review test results using software specific to radiotherapy.
  • Update and interrogate fault database
  • May be required to perform audits or run existing reports and collate data.
  • The post-holder is required to undertake a range of routine procedures, using their Own initiative to assist with efficient workflow without needing to refer to the Scientific/technical staff immediately. Advice is available if required.


  • Minimum 3 GCSEs at Grades A-C (or Equivalent level 2 Qualifications)
  • Minimum Level 2 in Numeracy and Literacy (e.g Grade C -5 or above in GCSE Maths and English)
  • 3 ‘A’ Levels at grade B and above
  • Lower grades may be accepted if Accompanies by Experience in Healthcare Science Setting
  • No formal experience in a work environment In an employed Capacity is required, However; experience of Working as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own Initiative when/where appropriate
  • Understanding of when to seek advice and refer to senior Professionals
  • Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and with Interruptions
  • Ability to concentrate and work accurately for prolonged periods
  • Excellent IT skills basic knowledge/
  • Awareness of Radiotherapy /oncology


  • Competitive Salary.
  • Visa sponsorship: Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. You can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specified on the website.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more and commence their application.

Application Deadline

April 7, 2024

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