Full Time
  • Post Date: December 24, 2019
  • Apply Before: May 31, 2020
  • Salary Range £25,000+
  • EDUCATION LEVEL Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
  • INDUSTRY SECTOR Healthcare
Job Description

As an RAF Radiographer, you will be an important member of the diagnostic healthcare team. You will provide clinicians with diagnostic images of the body to assist in the treatment of patients.


  • Be aged 17 – 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday)
  • Qualified: be a state-registered radiographer with BSc Hons in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent.
  • Unqualified: Have a min. of 120 UCAS tariff points, at A Level or equivalent (including a recognised science subject)
  • a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth
  • Commit to minimum 12 years service
  • Meet the health and fitness criteria
  • Pass the Airman Selection Test
  • Pass a General Fitness Test


  • Use a range of technical imaging equipment
  • Liaise with a wide range of healthcare professionals and Clinicians.
  • Function in a variety of departments including the Emergency Department, ITU, Operating Theatres, In Patients, Out Patients and Portable Imaging onwards

Your role as an RAF Radiographer could include leading a dedicated team of radiographers and from the training provided, deliver an NHS standard imaging service, often in challenging environments. You will also be responsible for implementing radiation safety and managing radiology and IT equipment to ensure radiology images are diagnostic and transmitted to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.
Like most people in the RAF, you will probably move jobs every few years, and each job is known as an assignment. For most of your assignments, you will be based in an NHS hospital as part of a military team. Current assignment opportunities include Royal Centre for Defence Medicine Birmingham, Defence Medical Group North Northallerton.
Within your first few years of service, you will probably be detached overseas for anything from a few days to a few months. It is on operations and exercises that your skills as a military radiographer will become most apparent: it will be your role to produce images as near to NHS-hospital standard as possible in a range of challenging environments anywhere in the world.

Your career will start with a 10-week Basic Recruit Training Course at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. The course is designed to help you adjust to a military environment. As well as fitness and military training, you’ll also learn about the RAF lifestyle.
If you are joining without qualifications in radiography, you will study for a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography at the Birmingham City University, a three-year course with practical training in Ministry of Defence Hospital Units and civilian hospitals. This degree will qualify you for state registration as a Radiographer with the Health and Care Professions Council. When you have completed your degree, you will get your first assignment.


  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
  • Be aged between 17 and 47 (Must attest before 48th birthday).

Minimum Average Pay Over Your First Year£17,000+Benefits
Initial pay after training£28,553 + Benefits