Working at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre

From time-to-time, opportunities become available to join our dedicated team of radiographers, radiologists, clinical support staff and other professionals. 

Although Paul Strickland Scanner Centre operates as an independent medical charity totally focussed on ensuring patients have access to the best possible care, all our staff are on NHS contracts. This means you will benefit from an excellent package, including regular opportunities for pay progression under the NHS Agenda for Change scheme, a high cost area supplement, generous holiday allowance, flexible working, comprehensive NHS training and membership of the NHS pension scheme.

The work of the charity is overseen by our voluntary Trustee Board, which is responsible for governing the charity and directing how it is managed and run.

Why we're unique

Our staff are cancer imaging experts and we attract specialist referrals not only from our region, but from across the world. We're leaders in a number of clinical areas, in particular whole-body MRI scanning for cancer.

Due to our charitable status and the generous support from our donors we are able to provide patients with a level of service and access to imaging technology that is superior to what they can expect in many other centres. Our ethical business model means we are totally focussed on patient benefit, and any surplus we generate is reinvested in patient care and medical research to advance cancer imaging and care.

We take real interest in the development of our staff and pride ourselves on providing excellent training and development opportunities.

Current and recent vacancies

All our vacancies are advertised on the NHS jobs website.

 

What our staff say  

Ms Linda CulverMRI Superintendent

"I first started at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre in May 1987, and apart from a 2-year stint at Hillingdon hospital starting up their CT scanning service, I have worked here ever since. I have been in my present role since 1993 and every time I feel like it’s time for a change, something new comes along. A new scanner, new techniques, new bosses and new trusts to work for, all these changes help keep my interest"

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“When I first started, I was 1 of 5 radiographers with 2 scanners - now there are 6 scanners and 25 radiographers. Needless to say, we are only part of the team, with radiologists, radiographer assistants and admin staff making up the rest of more than 60 staff in the whole centre. I still cannot imagine working anywhere else, even after all this time, and I am proud to be part of a team that cares for cancer patients."

What our staff say  

Dr Mariam JacobRadiology Registrar

“I was given the opportunity to work at the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, with a focus on imaging for gynaecological malignancies. The staff are very friendly, helpful and approachable, always putting patients first. Despite the constant changes and challenging circumstances of the COVID pandemic, it’s clear to see that they have all pulled together to work as an efficient team. The centre is at the forefront of imaging excellence, with high quality scan images and advanced imaging techniques.

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I received excellent teaching from internationally-renowned consultants (in particular Professor Anwar Padhani) which has been integral in helping me to develop the skills I require in my profession. This has been an invaluable experience, which will put me in good stead for the rest of my career.”