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Head of Breast Screening (fixed term 12 months)

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Radiology: Breast
NHS AfC: Band 8a
12 months (12 Month fixed term to cover maternity leave)
Part time - 30 hours per week
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Breast Screening Unit, Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum pro rata
Salary period
29/06/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Applications are invited for a Head of Breast Screening post for a 12-month fixed term maternity leave cover.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and hardworking individual with knowledge and experience within Breast Diagnostic Services to lead our team as the Head of Department. In this key role you will lead the Breast Screening Service for the North Lancashire and South Cumbria areas and the Radiographic Team for the Trust’s Symptomatic Service, liaising with Surgery. In return we offer a busy, friendly, supportive working environment with a competitive salary in a fantastic location near and within the Lake District National Park.

The successful candidate will be HCPC registered, with a BSc or diploma in Radiography. A post graduate award in Breast Imaging would be desirable but applications will be considered without this qualification. You will have well developed leadership and strong motivational skills and have had significant experience leading a team, including evidence of staff development.  A management qualification would be an advantage but is not necessary.

For any enquiries please contact Georgia Argent, Head of Breast Screening: Georgia.Argent@mbht.nhs.uk

Main duties of the job

The North Lancashire and South Cumbria Breast Screening Service, as part of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, operates Breast Screening and Symptomatic services from dedicated imaging units at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital and Westmorland General Hospital.

In addition, we operate two mobile units in the community.

The North Lancashire and South Cumbria Breast Screening Service is a highly performing service for Breast Screening with a dedicated, caring and professional team of Consultant Radiologists, Consultant Radiographers, Advanced Practitioners, Mammographers, Assistant Practitioners, Clinical Support Workers, Programme Management and Admin teams.  

The unit is fully digital with a robust PACS system. Our Radiology team is also part of the strong and effective UHMB Breast Multidisciplinary Team alongside members of the Surgical, Histopathology, Breast Care Nurses and Oncology services.


Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • DCR of BSc Radiography
  • HCPC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Management Qualification
  • Certificate in Mammography


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of the NHSBSP
  • Knowledge of IR(ME)R
  • Experience managing change
  • Developed leadership skills
  • Experience of working with and developing a team

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Georgia Argent
Job title
Head of Breast Screening
Email address
Telephone number
01524 519455