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Lead Radiographer MRI

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in ashfield
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you ready for a leadership role? We are looking for an experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic cross-sectional radiographer to lead, manage and coordinate the expanding MRI service across the Sherwood Forest Trust.

We are looking for a radiographer, used to working in a large department, enthusiastic with a mind to problem solving and operational management, who is able to demonstrate effective leadership and communication skills, with significant MRI experience at a band 7 level.

This is a new post to join our high achieving and award-winning team based at a CQC rated `outstanding` hospital. The successful candidate will be supported by and work collaboratively with an experienced Radiology Management team.

We currently have 1 MRI static scanneron the Kings Mill site. An exciting new build for 3 MRI scanners is planned to open in 2026. The Mansfield Community Diagnostic Centre at the Mansfield Community Hospital site is due to open in Summer 2026, this will include 1 outpatient MRI scanner. We have procured Philips Ambition X scanners for the new projects.

This post would benefit from previous experience of service redesign and transformation

This post will be both challenging and rewarding and will need to be a strong team player, with a positive attitude and to be able to drive continuous improvement for both patients and staff.

Main duties of the job

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal`s Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King`s Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospital Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last six years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the midlands .

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Please note the JD is a generic 8A Lead post, this role is MRI specific.

Person Specification

Knowledge Requirement


  • Advanced Specialist knowledge and expertise, underpinned by theory and practical experience of CT and MRI.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory bodies and their requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of radiation regulations
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory bodies and their requirements.


  • Short courses in MRI, CT or related subjects



  • DCR or BSc Hons Radiography, Evidence of further study/MSc/ PgD in MRI and or CT Post graduate qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant subject, equating to Master's level
  • HCPC registration as a radiographer
  • Significant post graduate experience which must include extensive experience at level in MRI & CT


  • Experience of working in Nuclear Medicine

Further training


  • Leadership training
  • Evidence of Continuous professional development



  • Significant experience at band 7 level
  • Supervisory experience
  • Teaching skills
  • Ability to motivate staff
  • Presentation and report writing skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Experience of change management and ability to influence change
  • Ability to manage meeting efficiently
  • Equipment installation/maintenance/procurement project experience



  • Ability to travel between sites

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Kings Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in ashfield

NG17 4JL

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