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Reference Laboratory Manager

Job Reference: 918-MH3777

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
£42,414 to £49,964 pa plus HCA allowance


NHSBT’s Red Cell Immunohaematology (RCI) service provides complex diagnostic and blood donation selection activities to hospital transfusion laboratories across the NHS. RCI is distinguished by the scientific expertise of its 160 staff, by its state of the art technologies, and by its access to co-located blood stock holding units. RCI’s eight laboratories and associated Reagents laboratory are managed as a network, underpinned by a single IT system and a single quality system.


We are seeking an exceptional individual to manage the delivery and continued development of RCI services from our Colindale laboratory, reporting in the first instance to the Head of Laboratory.


The challenge is to ensure that the laboratory responds to the changing requirements of customer hospitals through the provision of state of the art, cost effective, and clinically-appropriate advanced diagnostics. You will have a thorough understanding of transfusion-related diagnostics and of the regulatory environment within which blood transfusion operates. You will have proven leadership skills and a track record in technical innovation, operational improvement and service transformation. You will be able to lead and motivate a team in a changing and challenging environment, and to focus on a high level of scientific performance to deliver the RCI service to meet the needs of customers.


For further information please contact Tracey Tomlinson at


Closing date for applications is 23:59hrs on 16 January 2019

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.

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