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What type of roles can we offer you within The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust?

There are a number of roles within the Trust’s hospitals other than Doctors and Nurses, that are integral to optimising patient care and safety. Below is a sample of the different roles and employment opportunities available within the Trust.


With a variety of career opportunities - operating as a clinical specialist, manufacturing of sterile medicines or becoming involved with the management of the department - you will become an integral member of the NHS team.


  • Radiographer – with the opportunity for further training for roles as Sonographers and Advanced Practitioners
  • Sonographer
  • Specialists in Advanced Radiographic Practice – specialists in reporting on various scans, e.g. CT and MR
  • Mammographer
  • Nursing roles
  • Assistant Practitioner
  • Radiography Support Worker– with the opportunity to progress to the role of Assistant Practitioner


  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Associate Practitioner– e.g. Point of Care Testing and Laboratories
  • Biomedical Support Worker

PIP Service (Personal Independent Payments Service)

  • Qualified, registered professionals such as Nurses(adult, child or mental health registered), Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Paramedics

The Support Services Division also engages healthcare professionals as Disability Analysts in support of the Welfare Reform Agenda.

What training or qualifications do you need to join us?

Professional roles such as Nurses, Pharmacists, Radiographers, Sonographers and Biomedical Scientists require specific relevant qualifications, usually at degree level.

Advanced Practitioners require a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography or DCRR, State Registration – HCPC, and a master’s degree qualification or evidence of working towards this, and some postgraduate qualifications in a specialism.

Foundation degrees are undertaken whilst in employment for Associate Practitioners.

Pharmacist - following completion of a master’s degree and one year’s practical training you will be eligible to qualify as a Pharmacist.  Further development, clinical diploma, prescribing qualification and managerial qualifications are available and supported.

Pharmacy Technician- following completion of a BTEC and NVQ Level 3 you will be eligible to register as a Pharmacy Technician.  Further development includes Medicines Management, Clinical Trials, IT, Homecare, Procurement, Aseptics, and Managerial opportunities.

Pharmacy Assistant – you will gain an NVQ Level 2 through in house training.  Roles include Medicines Management, Dispensary, Aseptics and Supply Services.

Assistant Practitioner and Biomedical Support Worker roles are available through the apprentice schemes with supportive on the job training.

Applicants for Disability Analyst roles must satisfy additional Department of Work and Pensions recruitment checks and undertake specific on the job training in order to become a recognised Analyst.

What is it like working for The Trust?

“I’ve worked for Pennine for over five years and I stay with Pennine because as a pharmacy service we are dynamic, forward thinking and we’ve won awards both nationally and locally. So I think we have a lot to offer.”

“I have worked as a Diagnostic Radiographer for more than three years and have progressed to a band 6 Senior Radiographer during this time. Radiology is ever changing so we keep up to date on the latest techniques, equipment and our practice. The radiology department has a highly motivated team and it is an enjoyable division to work in.”

What development opportunities do we offer you?

Employment in the above roles can provide opportunities for further career development identified through our supportive appraisal and personal development review process.

How do you get to work in this exciting team?

All opportunities are advertised through our website

For further information or if you have any questions

Please contact the individual departments:

Pharmacy: 0161 720 2702

Radiography: 0161 919 0815

Pathology: 0161 778 5594

PIP Service: 0161 604 5124