Students and New Professionals Officer (Reference SOR004)

The Society of Radiographers (SoR) are looking to recruit a Students and New Professionals Officer.

Demand for diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers increases year-on-year, and offering pre- registration students and apprentices support is an organisational priority.  Nine out of ten people accessing an NHS care pathway will be supported by diagnostic radiographers and over half of patients with cancer will require radiotherapy treatment and care delivered by therapeutic radiographers. Government recognise that addressing this growing demand is essential in meeting all of the key national targets for cancer, stroke, heart disease, and respiratory conditions.

This post is critical in supporting the organisational objectives within the SoR. The Students and New Professionals Officer will help lead, develop and implement our policies and practices around recruiting, retaining, and engaging student (and apprentice) members. They will also provide support and a continuing link for students/ apprentices as they transition into the workplace as new professionals.

The post provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to developing important policies and campaigns, alongside contributing to developing Member Voice – making sure what we say and how we say it reflects the priorities of the next generation of radiography professionals.

Who we are looking for

  • As well as a broad understanding of health and social care policy as this is a specialised role you will be a HCPC registered radiographer.   
  • You will have a working knowledge and understanding of the radiography professions, the pre-registration training programmes for radiography including, sonography students and nuclear medicine technologists, and the structures and implications for wider SoR policy and practice.
  • You will have an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced in recruiting and retaining members to the radiography profession and be a skilled communicator with the ability to deliver training and presentations with credibility. 
  • You will have a high level of confidence and working understanding of how to promote engagement using social media and other technologies and an understanding of the role played by trade unions/professional bodies in supporting the challenges faced when recruiting and retaining members.

What you need to know

  • Location: Home based (Remote working arrangements currently in place until further notice, owing to Covid-19.)
  • Salary: £41,100 plus home working allowance £888 per annum
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: 1.0 whole time equivalent
  • Closing date for applications: Midday 12 March 2021
  • Interviews to be held: 26 March 2021

Interested? Here is what to do

To apply, please send your completed application form to [email protected]