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Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 918-BN2430

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Essex Team
£31,696 to £41,787 pa (Plus 5% HCA Supplement)

Have you ever thought about where the blood that you transfuse comes from? Are you looking for a leadership role, wanting to further develop your management skills? Want to lead a team who work with people in the heart of the community? If so come and work for us.

We save lives but we don’t work in hospitals. No two days are the same in this fast moving and variable environment. Our teams work in static Donor Centres facilitating blood and platelet donations and also travel out to the community where our donors attend our mobile teams.

As a Senior Sister/Charge Nurse you will work closely with the Area Manager/Matron providing visible leadership to a Blood Donation team. You will ensure that high quality, safe and effective care is provided at all times. You will need to juggle management and clinical priorities ensuring the smooth running of the team and a balanced delivery of high performance across a wide range of clinical and operational standards and regulatory compliance.

In this autonomous role, you will lead from the front and work alongside your team acting as a role model, demonstrating what it takes to deliver a great donor experience.

No prior specialist clinical knowledge is required for this band 7 role however we are looking for a senior nurse with some management experience. If you are able to work independently, lead with compassion and resilience, and are excited by the prospect of enabling change in a fast moving environment, then this is the job for you. We will provide you with the training you need to enable you to attain NHSBT’s Management Passport with access to a wide range of leadership development opportunities and career progression.

The normal working hours for this role are 75 hours per fortnight. The working days are to be agreed with the successful candidate, but may involve evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Please note: this post will attract a Fringe London High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (subject to a minimum payment of £971 per annum and a maximum payment of £1,683 per annum).

An informal discussion is essential and a session visit desirable. To arrange an informal discussion and session visit please contact Michael Thake on email:

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 25th March 2018.

Interviews for this role will take place W/c 2nd April 2018.

Take charge of your career, apply now!

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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