Trainee Rehabilitation Engineer

North Bristol NHS Trust
£19,899-£22,961 per annum
Closing date
2 Aug 2020
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North Bristol NHS Trust
Trainee Rehabilitation Engineer

Main area: Healthcare Science
Grade: Apprenticeship - Annex 21
Contract: Apprenticeship
Hours: Full time: 37.5
Job ref: 339-CCC1742
Site: Bristol Centre for Enablement
Town: Bristol
Salary: £19,899-£22,961 per annum
Closing: 19/07/2020 23:59

Would you like a rewarding career which uses your engineering and problem-solving skills to help people with disabilities? Then why not consider becoming a Rehabilitation Engineer within our Wheelchair and Specialist Seating Service.

Rehabilitation Engineering is the use of engineering principles to develop technological solutions and devices to assist individuals with disabilities. Wheelchair Service based Rehabilitation Engineers work with Therapists to select the wheelchair and seating that will achieve the best mobility, support, and comfort for people with long term disabilities. They may design, assemble, or adjust the seating and wheelchair to meet individual needs.

We are looking to recruit a trainee Rehabilitation Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will be fully funded to study for a BSc in Healthcare Science Practitioner (Clinical Engineering) (Level 6) at The University of the West of England whilst working with the service. This will either be through a degree level apprenticeship or through the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) Clinical Technologist training scheme, depending on existing qualifications and circumstances. The post holder will start under the training contract provision of Band 5 (£19,899-£22,961 per annum). Post qualification, the successful candidate would work within the service at Band 6 (£31,365 – £37,890). The job will primarily be based at The Bristol Centre for Enablement (near Filton) but will include travel to NHS sites around the region and to see clients in their own homes.

We are looking for someone who is hardworking, quick to lean, a problem solver and a good communicator! This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person who will have their university qualification fully funded (UWE route) whilst working and gaining experience in the service. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 GCSEs including maths and English at grade 4 or above and a minimum of 2 A levels including maths and a science or engineering subject at grade C or above.

For further details of the degree course search for Healthcare Science Practitioner (Clinical Engineering) on

For further details of the IPEM Clinical Technologist training scheme see their website:

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 414 1151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Staff identify as 'At Risk' and who meet the essential shortlisting criteria of the post will be prioritised. Priority will be given to North Bristol NHS Trust employees in the first instance.

Please note that North Bristol NHS Trust has an arrangement with a number of organisations (please find a list below) whereby we confidentially share previous pre-employment information relating to your existing job in order to support an efficient recruitment process for candidates when offered a new position with us.

(University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Western Area Health Trust, Bristol Community Health, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, North Somerset Community Partnership, NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Bristol City Council)

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

Please note that if you apply for a position with this Trust, you may be contacted via Trac or via email. This includes invites for job interviews. We therefore recommend that you regularly check your Trac Account and email accounts.

Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So, if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest hospital trust in the South West of England, providing hospital and community healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. We are also a specialist regional centre for a number of services including neurosurgery, renal (kidney) medicine, plastics, burns, orthopaedics and major trauma

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