Head of Human Factors

Head of Human Factors

Job Title: Head of Human Factors
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-07-11
Reference: 16132JM
Contact Name: Julie McEwan
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 10, 2019 10:57

Job Description

My client, an innovative design consultancy based in Bristol, have a unique opportunity for a highly experienced Human Factors Consultant to join and lead the department to new heights. As a company, they provide support to clients from the consumer, industrial and medical device sectors; which is where this role will focus.
The Role
As the Head of Human Factors, you will provide strategic insight and first-rate mentorship to the existing team, alongside being regularly involved in field work. A focus of the role will be robust project and risk management for human factors study planning and design, through protocol writing to moderating studies and presenting recommendations to end clients based on the research conducted. This will include formative and summative studies during the development and verification stages, across the UK and US. Due to the nature of the position it will require travel and this is estimated at approximately 20%
The Company
A long-established design consultancy, that focus on the value they can bring to tomorrow via innovative products and solutions. They are a collaboration of Designers, Engineers, Researchers and Strategists that together offer support to clients, from packaging solutions for house hold name beverage manufacturers to environmental testing partnerships with academia and innovative medical devices for oncology treatment and point of care diagnostics. On offer is an attractive salary and benefit package alongside a great working culture where interaction and idea sharing is encouraged at all levels to successfully complete projects all under one roof.
The successful candidate will have more than 10 years Human Factors experience gained within a consultancy or end client manufacturer. This experience will need to include a strong understanding of HF application to the medical device industry and hands on moderating in this sector is essential. A thorough understanding of ethical approvals management, study moderation (observation and data capture), participant recruitment and error analysis will also be required. As the department lead you will oversee multiple projects simultaneously and as such will need to have excellent organisational and communication skills.
Your career to date will also need to include clear success in team management responsibilities and commercial understanding across a range of medical devices, including digital interfaces and considerations regarding packaging, instructions for use and labelling.
In return for this experience you will be offered the chance to work on projects that push the boundaries of innovative and those that have a real impact on the lives of the end users, in conjunction with some of the most interesting clients that exist in this sector. A competitive salary and benefit package, including bonus and pension is on offer.
If you are a Principal Consultant looking for a step up or an existing Head looking for a new challenge then please get in touch to find out more about this opportunity and the chance to join a growing, energetic and forward-thinking team where you can really make your mark.

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