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X-ray and Medical Photography Manager

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting directly to the Medical Imaging Manager the post holder will be responsible for the management and delivery of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) general x-ray and medical photography services in relation to governance, workforce, performance and finance. They will ensure that our services are at the leading edge of health care practice and provide the best compassionate care for patients.They will be jointly responsible for the delivery of financial, activity, waiting list and waiting time targets. They will provide line-management and leadership to all staff for whom they have responsibility and be responsible for the development and maintenance of operational policies and standard operating procedures within their areas.They have responsibility for service improvement which includes compiling business cases for capital investment relating to service development. In collaboration with Medical Imaging colleagues, they will contribute to business cases relating to the wider imaging service development and will be jointly responsible for developing and delivery of the directorate strategy and business plan.They will be supported by the Lead X-ray Advanced Clinical Practitioner to develop the radiographic workforce from undergraduate pre-registration level, including apprentices, and on through preceptorship, to Masters and Doctoral level as required.

Main duties of the job

To manage the general x-ray and medical photography services as integrated, coordinated services within the directorate. Develop strategic plans to ensure services within the section are tailored to meet the demand.

They will be responsible for the operational management and provision of professional leadership for the general x-ray and medical photography services and workforce, to ensure efficient and cost-effective service delivery to planned objectives, using resources effectively and efficiently to improve quality and productivity.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS services and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • DCR or BSc Hons in Diagnostic Radiography
  • Post-graduate certificate/master's in clinical specialty or equivalent knowledge and experience in interventional imaging
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continuing CPD relevant to this post.


  • Teaching, coaching or mentoring qualification
  • Project Management qualification / experience
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) management and leadership qualification
  • Master's or equivalent in leadership or management in healthcare: NHS Leadership Academy or Institute of Leadership and Manager (ILM) qualifications Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Human factors training
  • PRINCE 2 (Projects in Controlled Environments)
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor training



  • Significant previous experience in a supervisory or managerial role within medical imaging in the NHS, including extensive technical knowledge of imaging services and equipment, financial management, service and capacity planning and management of staff.
  • Understanding of all ethical and professional frameworks governing own scope of practice
  • Experience of equipment evaluation, capital-replacement programmes, procurement processes and asset management, including how to coordinate a preventative maintenance and quality assurance programmes for all imaging equipment and project management for new installation
  • Extensive knowledge of service specification, clinical and patient pathways and associated quality in healthcare, including the setting and maintenance of quality standards and development and implementation of robust quality management systems, including where relevant the Quality Standard for Imaging and ISO 9001 certification
  • Clear understanding of NHS policy and experience of delivering against current NHS targets.
  • Ability to use appropriate management and communication systems and networks, including digital software packages such as radiology information systems, electronic patient and staff records, patient management systems and quality management systems
  • A commitment to expand and develop their core knowledge using evidence-based practice and to work alongside other medical professionals to enhance their understanding of patient pathways
  • Promote and develop a learning culture that values and supports the development of all staff and learners through appraisal and staff development frameworks, clinical supervision, mentoring and coaching skills
  • Time management skills with proven ability to meet conflicting demands, targets and deadlines
  • Extensive radiographic experience in angiography and fluoroscopy, able to act as an expert in interventional imaging.


  • Experience of mentoring, staff supervision and appraisals.
  • Experience of implementing policy, service planning and development and writing business cases.
  • Experience of audit, research and teaching,
  • Risk, incident and complaints management, audit, research and clinical governance
  • Experience of budget management
  • Experience of chairing meetings
  • Participated in teaching at professional lectures, study days and workshops.
  • Experience as a reporting radiographer or of managing reporting radiographers.
  • Experience of implementing policy, service planning and development

Skills and Knowledge


  • Analytical, resilient and creative person, who can work under their own initiative to meet challenging deadlines comfortable with taking decisions, often under pressure
  • Takes responsibility for operational management and provide overall professional leadership for the service and workforce, to ensure efficient and cost-effective service delivery to planned objectives, using resources effectively and efficiently to improve quality and productivity
  • Able to take responsibility for: clinical governance and radiation safety, working closely with clinical leads and radiation protection advisors/medical physicists establishing and operating effective risk management, identifying mitigation and implementing any actions for risk resolution investigating incidents and complaints and ensuring SMART action plans are followed through, with learning shared with the wider team
  • An open and honest approach, high levels of integrity.
  • Highly developed leadership skills. Self-motivated and able to motivate others. Understands the importance of staff training/development and possess excellent coaching and facilitating skills.
  • Excellent written, spoken and presentational skills. Sound negotiator. Influential and has credibility in the clinical setting.
  • Evidence of ability to work as a member of a team. Able to build effective working relationships. Able to handle and resolve conflict
  • Experience of change management and/or service modernisation
  • Promote and develop a learning culture that values and supports the development of all staff and learners through appraisal and staff development frameworks, clinical supervision, mentoring and coaching skills


  • Be adaptable and flexible in addressing service, operational and staffing challenges, able to challenge and manage difficult behaviour, implement human resource procedures and act as mediator when necessary

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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