Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/02/2019.

  • Add to favourites

National Planning Manager

Job Reference: 918-MX3904

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Donor Planning Services National
By agreement at one of our National sites
£49,242 to £59,964 pa

Leading changes that can change lives.


About the challenge


You will be nationally responsible for the management of the Donor Planning Service, which operates from three regional sites in Sheffield, Birmingham and Tooting. The national department, which is regionally based schedules over 11,000 mobile blood donation sessions and 6,200 sessions based in our 25 Donor Centres all aligned to our three manufacturing sites. We are also the guardian of blood donation venue information, ensuring that all activity related to venue availability, suitability, and contact information is discharged in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).


Reporting to the Assistant Director Donor Relationship Services, you will be integral to the senior Donor Relationship Services team and will lead on developing supply chain improvements with manufacturing sites, co-ordinating formal programmes in support of service improvement initiatives. It is a demanding role requiring significant communication throughout the organisation but more specifically across the blood and blood products supply chain.


About you


You will have a degree together with extensive operational and strategic experience within a specialist field, given your knowledge and experience of supply chain planning to postgraduate level. You will definitely have a proven track record of managing and motivating people to deliver corporate business objectives. Experience of leading successful change initiatives will be vital.


Your strong IT skills will include proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, word processing, project management, process mapping, and statistical software packages. This will enable you to work with financial activity, and performance information to inform your management strategy.


About us


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a Special Health Authority, dedicated to saving and improving lives through the wide range of services we provide to the NHS. Operating a network of centres across England we collect around two million units of blood and tissues a year, converting them into safe and effective blood components, blood, and tissue products for use in the treatment of patients.


The closing date for this vacancy is midnight Wednesday 13 February 2019

The Selection day for this post will be held on Tuesday 26 February 2019 and will include both a presentation and interview.

Should you wish to discuss this vacancy then please call or email Steven Sugden, Head of Donor Planning Services on 07711447559 or

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

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo