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Principal MR Radiographer

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Manchester Foundation Trust is seeking an experienced principal radiographer for the Wythenshawe site.

The successful candidate should have significant experience in leading and developing an MRI service, teaching and training more junior staff and in service management.

You will be expected to undertake both clinical work, and manage the service within Wythenshawe across 1 static MR scanner and 1 relocatable scanner, with a further scanner installation in development. You would be expected to manage approximately 6 WTE permanent staff working in MRI including 1 advanced practice reporting radiographer.

Safety is of paramount importance and you will act as the MRI responsible person ensuring the highest safety standards at all times around the magnetic field. The successful applicant will also take a lead within the department for the safe administration of all contrast and medicines to patients, in line with the PGDs in place, and ensure all other staff within the department are doing the same.

As a modality lead, there will be an expectation that the successful candidate will deputise for the site lead during periods when they are unavailable as part of a rotation with the other modality leads.

This is a full time post worked

Informal visits/enquiries are recommended before applying for this post

Main duties of the job

Professional Leadership and Management

Act as lead radiographer for the MR imaging service at Wythenshawe Hospital, seeking ways to develop the service. Provide expert support and leadership for the other MR radiographers and support staff working within the area.

Working collaboratively with the site lead, manage the day-to-day radiographic staffing levels within the departments, ensuring all areas have sufficient staff to provide the service.

Work closely with the Division of imaging modality lead for MRI, and other MR modality leads in the trust to ensure a consistent approach to all aspects of the service across the division to ensure optimum efficiency and effective and supportive management at all times.

In collaboration with the site leads, operations and waiting list managers, manage the demand and capacity for both OP and IP referrals. Ensure effective processes are in place to monitor the scheduling and prevention of cancellation of scans, initiating any action plans that will assist the service and meet corporate and government targets.

Lead on the training of all staff within MR, to ensure they are competent and supported in delivering a high-quality service. This includes managing the competency based clinical training program for all new MR radiographers, local induction for new starters, identifying training needs for existing staff, supporting regular CPD opportunities and ensuring mandatory training is completed annually.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • BSc Diagnostic Radiography
  • Interest in further study and CPD including research
  • HCPC registration


  • management Qualification
  • membership of a SOR
  • Post graduate qualification in MR imaging



  • Highly experienced in a broad range of MRI techniques and to have coordinated the service in a senior capacity
  • Student/junior staff members supervision responsibilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of continuing Professional Development.
  • Ability to give effective feedback to and liaise with a wide range of individuals


  • Evidence of multi-modality knowledge.
  • Understand recent developments in the NHS.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership involvement in Quality improvement, transformation and innovation
  • Experience of line management of staff



  • Adherence to the principles of EDI (Equity, Inclusion and Diversity) Principles
  • Ability to present information in a clear and logical manner.
  • Ability to plan own time and that of others.
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to influence others

personal attributes


  • Able to comply with the Trust's moving and handling guidelines subject to reasonable adjustment under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the service.
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding in pressured or difficult situations with service users or staff.
  • Ability to respond and adapt to constructive feedback and deliver the same where appropriate.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor road


M23 9LT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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