Lead Mammographer

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£47,126 to £53,219 per annum
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Full time 37.5 hours per week. Permanent post.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within the Radiology department at Royal Bolton Hospital. The department is looking for a forward thinking and enthusiastic Lead Mammographer.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced member of staff to be part of this specialist team, working across Radiology's breast imaging services. The post holder will help support, monitor and deliver performance across both symptomatic and breast screening services.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will be required to work closely with our Breast Screening Programme Manager, Consultant Clinical Lead for Mammography, Office Manager and experienced departmental teams to provide management and leadership of the breast imaging team.

Reporting to the Operational Business Manager in Radiology, you will be an integral member of the management team. You will work alongside clinical and non-clinical colleagues to provide the best possible experience to our patients whilst at the same time meeting performance standards and targets.

Proven ability to engage clinical and non-clinical teams is essential, as is the ability to deliver high performing services within budget, in a cycle of continuous improvement.

So if you are ready for this challenge and opportunity we look forward to hearing from you.

About us

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provide services across the north west side of the Greater Manchester area ranging from hospital services in Bolton to community services across Bolton, Salford, Ashton, Leigh and Wigan. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Over 5,700 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don't need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare. The Trust offer a range of flexible working patterns to enable our staff to balance their work and personal life.

We currently looking for a Lead Mammographer to join the Breast Imaging team. The candidate would ideally have some operational and strategic management experience, be a register mammographer and/or advanced practitioner in mammography and be highly motivated and passionate about delivery an imaging service across both screening and symptomatic services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The principal responsibilities of the post holder will be to provide both clinical and managerial support in helping Bolton's radiology department deliver the best possible service to its service users.

Person Specification



  • BSc or DCR in Diagnostic Radiography
  • Post graduate certificate/diploma in Mammography
  • HCPC registration


  • Additional qualifications
  • Education qualification or experience
  • Management/Leadership qualification or experience



  • Extensive experience in Mammography
  • Experience of leadership and management (people and service)
  • Experience of working with other divisions/interpersonal skills


  • Understanding of recent developments with Mammography/Radiology/NHS
  • Teaching, training, mentoring experience
  • Current or previous experience as a RPS
  • Current or previous experience of managing a service - delivering targets



  • Legislation regarding ionising radiation
  • Proven knowledge base of mammography and NHSBSP
  • Clinical & information governance and evidence based practice


  • Knowledge of change management



  • Communication - staff & patients
  • Professionalism - patient care, knowledge, responsibilities
  • Organisational, time management, efficient skills
  • Negotiation, conflict resolution, change management,


  • Additional language

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bolton Hospital

Minerva Road



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