As a large and dynamic organisation dedicated to care, research and education, we always have an exciting range of career opportunities.

Nursing roles

Working as a nurse is a rewarding career as you can make a real difference to patient care. It can also be a challenge and you’ll often have to think on your feet and react quickly to situations.

The Christie provides a wide range of work opportunities for nurses in a variety of settings. These include:

  • theatres and surgery
  • critical care
  • medical oncology
  • clinical oncology
  • endocrinology
  • haematology and young adults
  • outpatients
  • research

We offer rotational posts, full time and part time work, and opportunities for flexible working as appropriate.

We actively encourage and support the personal and professional development of our nursing workforce. As an outstanding trust (CQC 2018), we always aim to deliver the highest standards of compassionate care to our patients.

With our quality improvement framework, we can enable and support improvement and innovation within nursing care. We also recognise and champion exceptional care delivery.

Our nursing teams provide education and support to learners, and we are immensely proud of the very positive student feedback we receive. Many of our students go on to take up nursing posts within the Trust.

Nurses at The Christie are very proud of the exceptional standard of care they deliver. This is reflected in the extremely positive feedback received from our patients and their families.

Why work at The Christie

Working in the NHS means you’ll receive a fair rate of pay. The pay system for the NHS, Agenda for Change, is for all directly employed staff except doctors and the most senior managers.

You can read more about Agenda for Change on the NHS Employers website.

You will receive at least 27 days' holiday each year plus bank holidays. You will also get a range of other benefits including:

  • a generous pension scheme
  • access to our complementary therapy service
  • access to occupational health and counselling services

 If you want to join a ground-breaking and compassionate NHS trust, take a look at all our current nursing roles.

Medical and dental roles

At the Christie, we are proud to provide:

  • radiotherapy in one of the world’s largest radiotherapy departments
  • chemotherapy in the UK’s largest chemotherapy unit
  • highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancers
  • a wide range of support and diagnostic services

We have a range of work opportunities for medical staff including roles in:

  • theatres and surgery
  • acute and critical care
  • medical and clinical oncology
  • endocrinology
  • haematology and young adults
  • radiology and histopathology

We have been named as one of the best hospitals providing opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research studies by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Our trials portfolio is the largest in the UK, with over 550 active clinical studies. 

As a Consultant or SAS doctor, you will be benefit from full, part-time flexible working opportunities available as appropriate. Our well-established fellowship programme would also support you in career development.

We actively encourage and support the personal and professional development of our medical workforce. As an outstanding trust (CQC 2018), we always aim to deliver the highest standards of compassionate care to our patients.

Why work at The Christie

Working in the NHS means you’ll receive a fair rate of pay. The pay system for the NHS, Agenda for Change, is for all directly employed staff except doctors and the most senior managers.

You can read more about Agenda for Change on the NHS Employers website.

You will receive at least 27 days' holiday each year plus bank holidays. You will also get a range of other benefits including:

  • a generous pension scheme
  • access to our complementary therapy service
  • access to occupational health and counselling services

If you want to join a pioneering and leading NHS trust, take a look at all our current medical and dental roles.

Allied health professional roles

Jobs in the allied health professionals (AHPs) are varied and wide-ranging. Currently the third-largest workforce in the NHS, AHPs help manage patient care and improve patient outcomes

Radiotherapy

Working in radiotherapy services is highly rewarding. On the whole, the majority of our patients are on a cancer care pathway. They may be having radiotherapy as an isolated treatment, or more commonly combined with other treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy.

Careers in radiotherapy are very varied and include clinical and non-clinical roles. Typical non-clinical roles may include:

  • administration
  • engineering
  • medical physics
  • patient reported outcomes and research
  • strategic (for example: pathway management, technical leadership, education, clinical governance)

Clinical roles may include:

  • clinical support workers
  • radiographers (diagnostic and therapy radiographers, ranging from novice to consultant practice)
  • link workers
  • oncology adult and paediatric nursing
  • health play specialists

We offer a range of teaching and learning programs, including apprenticeships. We also support pre-registration students across many disciplines and promote careers development towards Masters degrees and beyond.

We welcome people from a diverse range of backgrounds who enjoy merging advanced and innovative technologies with outstanding patient care.

A career in radiotherapy develops many translational skills in clinical, technical, research and development, safety, governance and leadership.

Speech and language therapy

Speech therapists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of developmental and acquired disorders of speech, voice and swallowing.

At The Christie, we see both inpatients and outpatients who are having difficulties due to cancer or the side effects of their treatment. We work with patients at any point along their treatment pathway.

The majority of our work involves helping those with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) and helping them to achieve the best possible swallow function.

We also see patients with dysarthria (speech articulation difficulties), dysphasia (problems with the production or understanding of spoken or written language) and dysphonia (difficulties with producing clear voice).

We work closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and also organise onward referrals to community speech therapy teams.

As part of a teaching hospital, we offer student placements to local universities and always strive to work using the latest research and evidence based guidelines.

Dieticians

The dietitians at The Christie are experienced dietitians who have specialised in oncology. The department provides a service to inpatients and some outpatients (those in head and neck and upper gastrointestinal and proton beam therapy).

We provide evidence-based expert advice on the diet required to optimise patient nutritional wellbeing and quality of life.

Working at The Christie enables you to use advanced communication skills and advanced nutrition support to support patients during any stage of the cancer pathway.

The department is involved in education and training of health care professionals locally and nationally. Oncology experience can be gained in the advanced cancer treatments.

The service supports P1 student placements from the local university.

Research and audit supports the work we do to improving outcomes and ensuring high quality patient care.

Occupational therapy services at The Christie

Occupational therapists assess and treat an individual’s functional problems as they arise irrespective of their illness or prognosis.

We help people achieve independence and life satisfaction through participation in activity. We work with people to identify therapeutic goals and a rehabilitation treatment programme. This is aimed at enhancing their functional ability and ensuring patients are safe and appropriately supported to be discharged from hospital.

The service is mainly for inpatients but there is an outpatient service for proton beam therapy patients.

Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists at The Christie provide a vital role, both for inpatients and for outpatients.

  • Inpatient physiotherapy services

Physiotherapy provides a post-operative service for patients undergoing complex surgeries at the Christie. The physiotherapy surgical team works with the enhanced recovery service (ERAS+) to help patients recover sooner. This means patients can return to their normal function and independence as early as possible.

The physiotherapy medical team helps optimise patients’ physical and functional abilities. They also help patients manage the symptoms of their cancer, the side effects of cancer treatment and other non-cancer related conditions during inpatient stays. This includes reduced exercise tolerance, muscle weakness, reduced/loss of mobility, falls, neurological dysfunction, pain and fractures.

  • Outpatient physiotherapy services

We offer outpatient physiotherapy to sarcoma, breast, plastics and proton beam patients. This is to help with their rehabilitation needs pre and post-operation. It also helps during their radiotherapy, chemotherapy and proton beam therapy treatment. 

Why work at The Christie

Working in the NHS means you’ll receive a fair rate of pay. The pay system for the NHS, Agenda for Change, is for all directly employed staff except doctors and the most senior managers.

You can read more about Agenda for Change on the NHS Employers website. 

You will receive at least 27 days' holiday each year plus bank holidays. You will also get a range of other benefits including:

  • a generous pension scheme
  • access to our complementary therapy service
  • access to occupational health and counselling services

If you want to join a world-leading and innovative NHS trust, take a look at all our current AHP roles.

Support services roles

Roles in the support services cover a range of tasks across the Trust.

Support services staff within the Trust may not be involved in direct patient care but are absolutely essential. They help keep patients and staff safe and ensure the smooth running of our services.

Below is a sample of the different roles and employment opportunities available within the Trust.

Facilities

  • Catering assistants
  • Chefs
  • Porters
  • Linen room assistants
  • Switchboard operators
  • Gardeners

Estates

  • Estates management
  • Building and engineer maintenance – e.g. plumbers, electricians, joiners and painters and decorators
  • Sterile services
  • Electro Biomedical Engineering Technicians (EBME)
  • Environmental management – e.g. energy management
  • Fire safety advisors

Why work at The Christie

Working in the NHS means you’ll receive a fair rate of pay. The pay system for the NHS, Agenda for Change, is for all directly employed staff except doctors and the most senior managers.

You can read more about Agenda for Change on the NHS Employers website.

You will receive at least 27 days' holiday each year plus bank holidays. You will also get a range of other benefits including:

  • a generous pension scheme
  • access to our complementary therapy service
  • access to occupational health and counselling services

If you want to join a leading and supportive NHS trust, take a look at all our current support staff roles.

Administrative roles

Our administrative roles cover two major areas: business support and corporate services.

Business support

Working in business support, you need a good standard of literacy and numeracy. You’ll usually need GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths and basic IT qualifications. You’ll needs skills in time management, organisation and communication in any admin role. 

At The Christie, we support apprenticeship and other career development opportunities to help you to achieve your career aspirations.

Corporate services

Corporate services support both clinical and non-clinical areas. Some corporate services are mainly for patients, such as hospital play or health promotion staff. Other roles, such as those in human resources, support the whole organisation.

You could work in:

  • marketing and communications
  • finance
  • human resources
  • technical and buildings

Why work at The Christie

Working in the NHS means you’ll receive a fair rate of pay. The pay system for the NHS, Agenda for Change, is for all directly employed staff except doctors and the most senior managers. You can read more about Agenda for Change on the NHS Employers website.

You will receive at least 27 days' holiday each year plus bank holidays. You will also get a range of other benefits including:

  • a generous pension scheme
  • access to our complementary therapy service
  • access to occupational health and counselling services 

If you want to join a dynamic and forward-thinking NHS trust, take a look at all our current administrative roles.

Apprenticeships

The Christie offers a number of apprenticeships through the year. An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an assessment and skills development programme.

Apprenticeships let you earn while you learn, gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role.

Our apprenticeship programmes are constantly developing. You can see some the apprenticeships we have currently in the list below.

Healthcare

  • Healthcare Support Services – Level 2
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker – Level 3
  • Healthcare Science Associate – Level 4
  • Pharmacy Services – Level 3
  • Electronic Engineering – Level 3
  • Trainee Nursing Associate – Level 5
  • Healthcare Science Practitioner – Level 6
  • Advanced Clinical Practice – Level 7

Warehousing and Storage

  • Warehousing & Storage Operative – Level 2
  • Senior Warehouse Person/ Team Leader – Level 3

Information Technology

  • IT Support, Web and Telecoms – Level 2

Management

  • Team Leader/Supervisor – Level 3
  • Project Management – Level 4
  • Leadership and Management – Level 5
  • Chartered Manager – Level 6
  • Health & Social Care Management – Level 6
  • Senior Leaders – Level 7 (MBA)

Accountancy

  • Accountancy – Level 3

Administration

  • Business and Administration – Levels 2, 3 & 4
  • Medical Administration (AMSPAR) – Level 3

Apprenticeship levels

Our apprenticeships are available in four main levels:

  • Intermediate apprenticeships – level 2. These are equivalent to GCSEs.
  • Advanced apprenticeship – level 3. These are equivalent to A-levels.
  • Higher apprenticeships – levels 4, 5, 6 and 7. These are equivalent to a foundation degree and above.
  • Degree apprenticeships – levels 6 and 7. These are equivalent to a full bachelor’s or master’s degree.

We advertise all our apprenticeships externally. For further information, please contact apprenticeships@thechristie.nhs.uk.

Volunteer roles