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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/04/2021.

Head of Clinical Engineering (MEMO)

Job Reference: 387-DT-3170-LC

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Engineering
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£63,751 - £73,664 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior experienced Clinical Scientist or Chartered Engineer to join us as Head of Clinical Engineering services. You will lead the Medical Equipment Management Organisation, (MEMO), which includes Medical Illustration services, as well as providing specialist healthcare technology management advice to the Trust. MEMO provides a comprehensive range of medical equipment life cycle management activities, as well as maintaining and supporting specialist radiology and radiotherapy systems. Additionally the team provides patient safety and governance roles and the operation of a number of capital equipment replacement programmes.

The applicant must have proven experience in delivery of advanced healthcare technology based clinical scientific and/or technical support services for a large teaching hospital, with a track record of delivering organisational wide strategy and innovative solutions.

You will lead the Clinical Engineering service and be instrumental in developing strategy, policy and procedures aligned with the Trust, local healthcare partners and the wider NHS strategy to ensure risks associated with the acquisition and use of healthcare technologies are minimised.

As a manager you will be responsible for around 60 staff, their well-being and professional development to ensure the workforce evolves to meet succession planning and service challenges.

The post holder will work alongside other group heads in Medical Physics and Bioengineering to ensure the integrated delivery of scientific and technical services across the Trust.

Interview date: 27th April

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Richard Scott, Director of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, email:


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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