Head of Clinical Engineering (MEMO)

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston
£63,751 - £73,664 per annum
Closing date
11 Apr 2021

Job Details

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

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


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.


  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
  2. Interview date: 27th April
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.



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Did you know that there are over 300 different NHS careers and over a million people in the UK following them? From radiographers and doctors to specialist nurses, caterers and accountants, we couldn't provide good care without them.

As one of the largest teaching Trusts in the South West, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) can offer you a huge range of jobs. Many of these include working directly with patients, however there are a lot of other roles that contribute to providing the best healthcare by offering valuable support across our organisation.

Whether you want to work in a caring job, or your skills are in another specialism such as administration, maintenance, finance, or even food production, there are roles suited to you here.

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