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Head of Clinical Engineering

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£83,571 to £96,376
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

Job Details

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is one of the largest and most successful healthcare employers in the UK. We offer fantastic development opportunities and there are always exciting initiatives for enthusiastic professionals. The city, England's greenest, is vibrant and friendly, boasts two universities and is located on the edge of the Peak District.

A unique opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, experienced engineer to lead our high-profile Clinical Engineering Team; we’re looking for a Chartered Engineer or registered Clinical Scientist.

You’ll have a proven record of success to manage our comprehensive Trust-wide medical equipment maintenance and management service and to lead our medical device innovation activities. Leading a team of over 80 staff, you’ll bring extensive experience gained either in an NHS or a relevant industrial background.

A responsibility will be ensuring that our Clinical Engineering services rank amongst the best in the country and for creating new opportunities for innovation for patient benefit.

You’ll deliver excellent, strategic and operational leadership, and ideally with a combined experience of complex asset management and medical device development and demonstrate an ability to build and work within successful teams.

Our specialised medical equipment maintenance and management function is supported by a staff group of 70+, with a budget of £8.1M. It includes equipment ranging from basic monitoring to highly complex imaging and therapy equipment, with a value in excess of £100M; you will be responsible for the strategic planning of this service at organisational level. Our medical device innovation (MDI) workshops house complex electronic and mechanical equipment and services include innovative design and build, engineering and regulatory consultancy. We operate externally-audited Quality Management Systems, and as a leading centre, have a role in training the next generation of engineers.

The Trust hosts a highly successful NIHR HealthTech Research Centre (Devices for Dignity), which operates nationally and is supported by the MDI group. We also provide national leadership for 14 NIHR HealthTech Research Centres across England.

For further information, please contact Professor Wendy Tindale, Scientific Director of Medical Physics via email or call 0114 271 2822.

Closing date: 5 July 2024


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a vacancy for an enthusiastic person to work in a group providing maintenance and repair to over 50,000 medical devices to stringent quality standards.

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