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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/02/2020.

Head of Clinical Engineering

Job Reference: 190-9100-DIR

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Engineering
Cross Site, Sheffield
£73,936 - £86,687 p/a pro rata for part time

A unique opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, experienced engineer to lead our high profile Clinical Engineering Team. We are looking for a talented individual with a proven record of success to manage our comprehensive Trust-wide medical equipment maintenance and management service and to lead our medical device innovation activities. The post-holder will lead a team of approximately 70 staff and will bring extensive experience gained either in an NHS or a relevant industrial background. You will be responsible for ensuring that our Clinical Engineering services rank amongst the best in the country and for creating new opportunities for innovation for patient benefit.

We are looking for a Chartered Engineer or registered Clinical Scientist with the ability to deliver excellent, strategic and operational leadership, and ideally with a combined experience of complex asset management and medical device development. You will have well-developed management skills and demonstrable ability to build and work within successful teams.

Our specialised medical equipment maintenance and management function comprises 60 staff, with a budget of £7.4M, and includes equipment ranging from basic monitoring to highly complex imaging and therapy equipment, with a value in excess of £100M. The post-holder will be responsible for the strategic planning of this service at organisational level. Our medical device innovation (MDI) workshops house complex electronic and mechanical equipment and services include innovative design and build, engineering and regulatory consultancy. We operate externally-audited Quality Management Systems, and as a leading centre, have a role in training the next generation of engineers.

The Trust hosts the highly successful NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative, which operates nationally and is supported by the MDI group.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is one of the largest and most successful healthcare employers in the UK. We offer fantastic development opportunities and there are always exciting initiatives for enthusiastic professionals. The city, England’s greenest, is vibrant and friendly, boasts two universities and is located on the edge of the Peak District.

What you can expect from Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.


Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be arranged through Professor Wendy Tindale, Scientific Director of Medical Imaging & Medical Physics on 0114 271 2822, or Richard Scott, current Head of Clinical Engineering on 07880 003232,

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The Trust is committed to its obligations in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Should you require any assistance in applying for the position please contact the General or Medical Human Resources Departments on the number identified on the NHS Jobs page for the organisation.

Job Share applicants are welcome for all full time posts unless indicated but cannot be guaranteed. In addition for Fixed Term Contracts, internal secondments may be considered, please seek the approval of your current line manager before applying for the position.

All employment with the Trust is subject to a number of NHS Employment Checks being met to a satisfactory standard including verification of identity, eligibility to work in the United Kingdom, references and qualifications in addition to professional registration, a disclosure and barring records check and occupational health check if these are deemed to be a requirement for the position to be undertaken

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