Why work for us?

Patients and visitors always tell us our Centre has a unique ‘family’ feel and this is something we are extremely proud of. We want our patients to feel relaxed knowing they are getting the best care from the best clinicians in their field. 

We are consistently rated as one of the best-performing hospitals in the country in national surveys and in April 2019 the Care Quality Commission rated the Trust as Good. None of this would be possible without our staff.

We’re proud of our reputation for delivering outstanding cancer care and it’s down to the incredible people we employ – people who are not only experts in their field but who share the same commitment, compassion, warmth and team spirit. Our staff are at the heart of our Centre and they are what makes it such a special place to work.

We support and develop our staff to help them thrive and achieve their ambitions through a range of ways including courses, seminars and conferences.

What we do

We are a tertiary cancer centre which means we see patients who have already been diagnosed and referred to us by other hospitals. We provide non-surgical cancer care e.g. chemotherapy and radiotherapy for solid tumours and blood cancers.

We offer a diverse range of services which brings with it lots of exciting job and career opportunities.

  • Academic oncology – professors and senior clinical lecturers appointed jointly with the University of Liverpool
  • Acute oncology – specialist cancer support in A&E and acute care in other hospitals
  • Chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer treatments (SACT). These are drug treatments for cancer and include gene therapies, immunotherapies and other molecular agents
  • Haemato-oncology – in July 2017 the management of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital’s Haemato-oncology service transferred to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. This service provides inpatient and outpatient care for acute leukaemia; chronic leukaemia; lymphoma; myeloma and bone marrow (stem cell) transplant
  • Eye proton therapy – we have the UK’s only low-energy proton beam therapy facility for treating rare eye tumours
  • Imaging and pre-treatment radiotherapy (diagnostic imaging / treatment planning) – we have PET-CT, CT, MRI, x-ray facilities and treatment planning
  • Inpatient wards – we have 73 inpatient beds across our three wards on our Wirral site
  • Pharmacy – we manufacture all the chemotherapy doses for solid tumour cancers in Merseyside & Cheshire
  • Physics – our physicists provide essential scientific support for radiotherapy treatment
  • Radiotherapy – we have 10 linear accelerators (radiotherapy treatment machines). Six at the Wirral site; three at the Aintree site; one in the Clatterbridge Private Clinic
  • Research & development – we carry out leading-edge clinical trials of new cancer treatments. Our BioBank of donated tissue provides a valuable resource for cancer researchers
  • Supportive care – including physiotherapy, psychological support, palliative care, speech

If you share our vision and want to help us provide the best cancer care then why not join our team? Take a look at current vacancies and see if we have the perfect role for you.