Radiographer Reading

UK Biobank Reading United Kingdom Imaging

Company Description

Join the world’s largest imaging study!

Be part of a pioneering study to improve the lives of future generations helping to prevent serious and life threatening conditions.

UK Biobank a registered charity, have opportunities for Graduate Radiographers through to Superintendent levels based in Reading, Berkshire


A Radiographer at UK Biobank is responsible for capturing high quality images according to our protocols for the Imaging Enhancement Study. They provide a key role in ensuring that the centre operates safely and efficiently.

The Radiographer will also be responsible for ensuring any ‘incidental findings’ of a potentially serious nature, observed during routine scanning, are reported in accordance with UK Biobank’s policy.

With only a 3 day working week (with no on-call work) and 6.8 weeks of annual leave per year (including Christmas & Easter shutdowns) you can also enjoy a fantastic work-life balance as well as a range of other benefits including a generous pension scheme (8% employee / 18% employer), salary sacrifice schemes, PerkBox staff discount scheme and enhanced maternity / paternity leave.

We are now looking to expand our team of qualified Radiographers to play a key role in the biggest research study of its kind ever undertaken. We are passionate about the development of our employees and offer clear routes of progression including an incremental pay structure, with extensive training programmes within the following modalities: brain, cardiac and abdominal MRI (including fMRI, Dexa and Ultrasound).

If you are a fully qualified Diagnostic Radiographer with HCPC registration, we want to hear from you! For Senior and Superintendent level positions you will be a confident leader with the ability to make key decisions and manage a small team effectively. We are happy to hear from Graduates or 3rd year students and for the right candidates we can accommodate elective placements.   


  • HCPC Registration 
  • BSc or Diploma in Radiography.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible attitude to duties High professional standards
  • Knowledge of IR(ME)R
  • Safety awareness of oneself and others.

Other information

Radiographers typically work 36 hours per week, this is worked as 3x 12 hour shifts with a one hour unpaid lunch break. There are also sometimes opportunities to opt for 12, 24, 42 or 48 hour contract. 

Our centre is open Monday to Sunday between 7.30am - 8.30pm and Radiographers work on a rotation basis. We do open on some bank holidays but close down over the Christmas and Easter period. 



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All relevant qualifications. Please also indicate subjects currently being studied. All qualifications disclosed will be subject to a satisfactory check. If you are applying for a radiography vacancy please add your HCPC registration details.

In most cases a criminal record need not be declared. However certain posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 when even a spent criminal record must be disclosed. Whether the post for which you are applying for is exempt or not will be indicated in the additional information sent to you with this form. If you have an unspent criminal conviction you must always declare it. If you have a criminal record which is spent, but it has been indicated to you within the vacancy information that the post for which you are applying is covered by an exception, you must also disclose any spent offences. If you are successful for any post exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 you will be required to give consent for UK Biobank Ltd to check you criminal record status through independent verification. Information will be kept in strict confidence. Your offer of employment will be subject to UK Biobank Ltd being satisfied with the outcome of these checks.

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I acknowledge that in order to process my application to be employed by UK Biobank an enhanced DBS check will be undertaken.

I confirm that in the event that my DBS certificate contains any police or other information I will produce the original DBS certificate to UK Biobank within 5 working days following my receipt of it, in order for UK Biobank to proceed with my application. I acknowledge that if I fail to produce my original DBS certificate within this timeframe, UK Biobank may not proceed with my application.

I understand that if I commence work before I receive my DBS certificate, or produce it to UK Biobank, that this will be on a conditional basis as set out in my conditional offer letter and conditional contract. If my DBS check is unsatisfactory to UK Biobank I acknowledge that my employment will be discussed and the job offer may be withdrawn.

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I further acknowledge that UK Biobank may share the information contained on the DBS certificate with a third party for the purposes of seeking guidance on the recruitment decision, where appropriate.

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