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Donor Carer

Job Reference: 918-BX2548

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
West End Donor Centre
£16,968 to £19,852 pa pro rata

Enjoy a rewarding career like no other.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) collects, tests, processes, stores and delivers blood, plasma, organs and tissue to NHS Trusts across the UK. From the members of the public who make incredible, life-saving donations to the dedicated members of our team who make it all happen - people are essential to the service we provide. And you could help us change lives.

As a vital member of our team, you’ll welcome and support volunteers giving blood during donor sessions. You’ll enjoy plenty of variety too. You could be testing donors to see if they’re able to give blood that day. Or maintaining records and offering basic clinical advice and aftercare. Basically, we’ll need you to be ready to get involved with anything that needs doing. But whatever you’re doing you’ll need to be comfortable with the sight of blood, as you’ll be taking the donations too.

We’ll give you all the technical training you need to perform venepuncture (using needles to take blood), so you don’t need a medical background. But you will need to be a real people person. Your friendly, flexible approach will make donors feel welcome, at ease and valued – after all, we want them to come back and bring their friends and family!

There are two shift patterns available, the working hours for these roles will be either working 21.25 hours over 5 days per week or 17 hours over 4 days per week, up to 4.25 hours a day. The earliest start time would be 07:45 with a finish time of approx 12:00, if on a late shift you would be starting at 15:45 finishing at 20:00. You can expect to work some long hours, but you won’t be working five days a week or even the same days each week. So we’ll need you to be flexible - but we’ll let you know around 4 weeks in advance which days and hours you’ll be working. The West End Donor Centre is a 7 day working clinic and there will be a requirement to work across all 7 days.

In return we offer a range of NHS benefits - including a generous holiday allowance, attractive pension scheme and discounts - and plenty of opportunities for development in a lively, friendly environment.

This advert will close for applications at midnight on the evening of Wednesday 21st March. As part of the recruitment process for this role, shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a session visit on the 28th March, where there will be the opportunity to learn more about the role of a Donor Carer. Following this, successful candidates will be invited to attend the selection day which is anticipated to be held on 11th April.

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

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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.

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