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Head of Audiology Diagnostic Services

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£78,163 to £88,884 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Audiologist
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the highest performing specialist NHS Acute Trusts in the UK as Head of Audiology Diagnostic Services. UCLH has a global research reputation in collaboration with our partners UCL. As well as a UK-wide speciality services reach, we also provide academically-led acute and specialist services to people from our local area of North London.

In 2019, the Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital relocated into a purpose-built facility known as the Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals (RN ENT EDH) on Huntley Street, which is close to some of our centrally located UCLH sites. The hospital provides a prestigious ENT and Dental service, and is renowned for the high quality care it provides. Our services are provided by progressive multidisciplinary teams and gives expert treatment, advice and support to both ENT and Dental patients.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Audiology Diagnostic Services is a key leadership role across the hospital. As head of service the post holder will be responsible for the management and strategic development of the paediatric and adult multi-disciplinary services for audiology and vestibule diagnostics, within UCLH, which includes the provision of hearing aid amongst other specialist services. The postholder will be the key link working collaboratively and forming strong relationships with colleagues across ENT and Audio Vestibular Medicine to ensure holistic patient centred care.

Having recently completed a restructure of the audiology leadership team and welcomed new heads of paediatric and adult audiology and introduced a training and development lead for audiology, as well as having recently had a �0.5m business case signed off the capital redevelopment of our paediatric audiology suite, this is a very exciting time to be joining a dynamic and expert team.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • First degree (BSc) in relevant subject
  • MSc in Audiology
  • Significant further experience of academic/personal development, including academic publications.
  • Evidence of active Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • State registered as a Clinical Scientist with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Advanced knowledge of Audiological scientific theory, basic science and clinical principles


  • PhD (either obtained or in process of obtaining) or equivalent
  • Sound knowledge of financial procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of HR policies and principles
  • NHS political and cultural awareness
  • Advanced knowledge of specialised areas of Audiological practice, eg Digital Hearing Aids, BAHA, advanced diagnostic procedures and interpretation Research methods, experimental design, statistics, ethics



  • Significant management experience, at a senior level
  • Substantial post-qualification experience as a clinical scientist in audiology
  • Experience of managing a large multidisciplinary clinical organisation.
  • Experience of working with Senior Consultants, preferably in an academic medical centre.
  • Experience of significant activity / waiting list / contract management.
  • Experience of managing budgets within financial constraints.
  • Evidence of managing service/organisational change.
  • Evidence of experience in clinical governance, risk management and service improvement.
  • Experience of delivering cost improvement programmes.

Skills and Abilities


  • Advanced IT skills eg data analysis, databases, Powerpoint, specialist software applications, IT problem-solving



  • Excellent communication skills particularly with hearing impaired, profoundly deaf and elderly

Personal and People Development


  • Experience managing senior clinical staff

Specific Requirements


  • Able to manage services in more than 1 physical location.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Queen Square



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