Join our team
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.
What our staff say
Ms Marie Fennessy
“All the staff are so friendly and enthusiastic and it’s an amazing place for patients. They are given time and the opportunity to ask questions and examinations are tailored to the individual patient needs. Patient satisfaction is a priority. I joined Paul Strickland Scanner Centre from a large district general hospital, which had been a huge challenge and privilege – although it was a large hospital serving a substantial portion of west London, we were under-resourced both with staffing and equipment, having just one MRI scanner, when compared with three MRI scanners at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre”
The waiting list was enormous. Particularly after the pandemic, it felt like an impossible situation to turn around.”
“There’s so much more emphasis placed on training, learning and developing at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and the centre invests heavily in both equipment and staff. Sadly, quite often in the NHS there just isn’t the scope to expand services as we do here.”
“Prior to joining, I knew Paul Strickland Scanner Centre was a charity set up to transform patients’ lives through medical imaging and that voluntary donations play a vital role in funding equipment. In many other hospitals, acquiring funding for new equipment can be an extremely difficult and a bureaucratic process; you come up against multiple obstacles. At Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, things seem to be a lot more straightforward. From my experience, if you submit a sound and clinically justified business case for equipment, you are likely to get it funded. It really is a breath of fresh air.”
Dr Mariam Jacob
“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.
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.”