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Head of Service Medical Physics

Job Reference: 358-3418195-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Medical Physics, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£93,735 - £108,075 per annum

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Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group

Head of Service Medical Physics – Band 9

Here at The University Hospitals of Leicester we are looking to recruit a senior scientist of national standing to lead our Medical Physics department, following the retirement of the previous post holder.

This is an exciting opportunity to nurture and grow Medical Physics at Leicester, building on the work of the previous post holder in further raising the profile of the department inside and outside the Trust.

We have a vibrant, forward thinking team who have embraced considerable change over the last six years. We offer expert support, improved services and increased involvement in research and innovation as both a large tertiary Trust and as a System provider.

The successful applicant, who may have a specialism in any of the major disciplines within Medical Physics or Clinical Engineering, is expected to be a State Registered Clinical Scientist and be on or be eligible to be on the Higher Specialist PSA assured register for Healthcare Scientists. The applicant will have held senior positions within a scientific department and have experience to the equivalent of an MPE in their specialism.

The Department is part of the Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group of the Trust. The post holder will be directly responsible to the CSI Management Triumvirate as a member of the senior management team and will be expected to make a consistent contribution to the overall running of the CMG.

The Department also has strong academic links with the University of Leicester and the successful applicant is expected to strengthen these to promote further research and teaching in Medical Physics and related fields.

Excellence as a senior scientist of national standing, with a demonstrable ability to lead an NHS department and a track record of innovation are pre-requisites for the successful applicant.

A competitive relocation package is also available.

For an informal discussion in the first instance, please contact:

Matthew Archer 0116 258 2560 or Mark Norton General Manager Medical Physics 0116 258 6793.

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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