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Deputy Head of Mechanical Engineering Workshop

University College Lon
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London
Competitive salary
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering

Deputy Head of Mechanical Engineering Workshop

University College Hospital, London

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Band 7

The Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering is a central resource of professional scientific and engineering knowledge and skills within the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Our services are used to support clinical services and research and development both within the Trust and also alongside external academic and clinical partners.

The Mechanical Engineering staff, who are part of our Clinical Engineering Section, have a purpose built workshop with a range of engineering tools, machinery and specialist facilities. They are involved in designing, developing, manufacturing and modifying a wide range of equipment used in clinical practice, for test and measurement, and in research projects. A specialist facility for the manufacture of cranioplasty and maxillofacial implants supports an important service which is provided by this team in conjunction with the department's Medical Graphics team. Additionally, the Mechanical Engineering Workshop staff provide repair and maintenance services for equipment used throughout the Trust.

We are seeking an experienced and competent Mechanical Engineer to work as the Deputy Head of our small Mechanical Engineering Workshop Team. This person will demonstrate enthusiasm and a strong customer and patient focus. They will embrace innovative thinking to meet the quality, efficiency and productivity challenges facing the NHS.

As the successful applicant, you will have extensive experience of applying practical mechanical engineering skills to the design, manufacture and repair of highly specialist equipment, preferably within a healthcare environment. You may hold a relevant degree or have an equivalent level of knowledge gained through a combination of formal learning and experience including an apprenticeship. It is essential that you are highly competent to use the full range of workshop equipment, processes and techniques, including software design and control, 3D printing and traditional precision engineering and that you are able to guide and instruct other staff in their use. You will also have excellent communication skills and be able to apply and adapt these effectively to interactions with customers and colleagues.

This post will have an interesting variety of work within a department passionate about meeting the needs of its customers. You will have a key role in the manufacture of cranioplasty implants, and will receive training for this. The post holder will be based at University College Hospital, London but the post will involve work at other sites across London. This job provides excellent opportunities for ongoing professional development working in a highly supportive team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

We welcome and encourage enquiries for more information about this post and are happy to arrange an informal visit. Please contact Denzil Booth, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Workshop on 020 344 79049 or

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This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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