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Clinical Engineer Part Time

Ministry of Defence
Closing date
29 Apr 2023

Job Details


We operate a hybrid working model and can support flexible working with a balance between working from home and time in office at 8 Monarch Court, The Brooms, Emerson's Green, Bristol, BS16 7FH. There may be a periodic requirement to travel to other MOD sites/locations.

About the job

Job summary

The Defence Medical Services (DMS) are a dedicated organisation, working to provide excellent and effective healthcare to Armed Forces personnel and their entitled dependents.

We are delighted to advertise this exciting opportunity to work as a Clinical Engineer Part Time (28.5 hours per week). The position is predominantly based in Bristol but there is scope to work from Northwood Headquarters or home.

This role fills an organisational gap in expertise and offers an exciting opportunity to use and develop your knowledge to better position Joint Medical Capability to meet its commitment to compliance.

If you would like to provide vital support and assurance to enable the delivery of safe and effective healthcare to the UK Armed Forces, we would love to hear from you!

Job description

The primary function of this role is to provide Clinical Engineering Assurance and expertise to Operational Military capability customers.

The successful applicant’s main duties will include but are not limited to:

Assurance of the Medical Safety Case processes and policies for medical and dental equipment in conjunction with the MOD’s Commercial Delivery Partner, and MOD. 

Chair of the Joint Service Publication (JSP) 473 working group and any Equipment Safety Panels, alongside uniformed and civilian engineering personnel across Defence.

Advisor and secretary to the quarterly Medical and Dental Support Specialist (MDSS) Specialist Interest Working Group (SIWG) ensuring all these functions are cohered, delivered, and sustained appropriately for the DMS. The successful applicant’s main duties will include but are not limited to:

Act as the focal point and DMS Subject Matter Expert (SME) for medical and dental engineering across the equipment fleet, including Through Life Capability Management (TLCM).  

You may also be required to carry out medical engineering assurance visits of Defence Medical/Dental Facilities – nationally, or potentially internationally. Support the assurance activities undertaken by external agencies or departments.  

You will work primarily at Emerson’s Green, Bristol where the MOD Commercial Delivery Partner is based. However, the role is flexible and involves routine collaborative work with the Joint Medical Capabilities Team based at Northwood Headquarters outside London.

For a further list of responsibilities, please see attached the Terms of Reference.

Person specification

The post holder should possess drive, strong inter-personal skills, the ability to build positive and productive relationships and be willing to embrace change and a culture of continuous improvement. Strong advocates of leadership at all levels, the successful candidate will act as a role model in leadership within medical engineering across Headquarters Defence Medical Services Group (HQ DMS), measured by the Civil Service Success Profiles: 

  • Inspiring about our work and its future 
  • Confident in our engagement with multiple stakeholders
  • Directing our teams to deliver in accordance with engineering policy

Experience for this role will include:  

Building and managing relationships and partnerships - Consulting with the Delivery Partner (Team Leidos) to understand and inform stakeholders regarding the engineering and safety management of all Electro-medical Equipment currently in service within Defence. Influencing, advising, and negotiating with all stakeholders, Defence Consultant Advisors, Defence Specialist Advisors and Front-Line Commands (DCAs, DSAs and FLCs) to ensure medical operational capability is maintained by setting and assuring medical equipment policy and procedures. This will require an ability to navigate through conflicting views and priorities but, to collaborate and cohere all stakeholders to find a solution.

Using data and evidence to make decisions and influence - interpreting complex data to create and present evidence-based insight.  Evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and providing recommendations. The post holder should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Access and Excel and confident to use this data to advise future decision making and brief across all FLC HQs.

Capability building - effectively coaching and mentoring, both on an individual and team level, to drive high performance in the workforce.  Enhancing the capability of a workforce, taking into consideration the needs of distinct groups, to raise standards and drive delivery. 


Master of Engineering/Master of Science Clinical Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science Engineering


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Seeing the Big Picture Working Together


Paid holiday entitlement

Learning and development tailored to your role

A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

Travel and Subsistence Expenses for authorised journeys

A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Free parking when required on site at Emerson’s Green

Access to free refreshments when on site at Emerson’s Green

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

Essential Criteria 

Master of Engineering/Master of Science Clinical Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science Engineering.

Professional Engineering qualification.

Specialist Clinical Engineering knowledge supported by evidence of appropriate training and proven experience.

Information Technology (IT) skills with relevant evidence or previous experience.

Desirable Criteria 

Accredited with the Register of Clinical Technologists

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 13485 Quality Management System (QMS)

An in-depth knowledge of Electro-medical devices.

Knowledge of Operational Medical Capability in UK Defence

Application and Sift

Assessment at application stage will be based on your CV and a Personal Statement. With a word limit of 750 words, the Personal Statement should outline your motivation for applying for the role and demonstrate how you meet the job role responsibilities and experience and skills within the person specification.

The sift will be completed within 5 working days of the vacancy closing date.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, knowledge, and experience in the CV section of the application form.

Please make sure no personal details are included.

There will be no reimbursement for any travel expenses for the interview.  

The post does NOT offer relocation expenses (move of home, excess fares or temporary transfer). Non Standard move applicants will be eligible for the full package, subject to eligibility.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.  

If you need help or reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came in to effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical. The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.



Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK nationals of the Republic of Ireland nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window).

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Apply and further information

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name :James Boyd Email Telephone :01993 842551

Recruitment team :

  • Email

Further information

Please see attached further information document.


We are responsible for an inventory in excess of £30 billion and work closely with industry to provide equipment and services for military operations. With a £1.2 billion annual operating expenditure and responsibility to deliver around £13 billion of new equipment, in-service and logistics support each year on behalf of the Armed Forces, we are continually striving for excellence

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