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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/11/2020.

Quality Assurance Manager

Job Reference: 918-QM6196

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
QA South East
£45,753 to £51,668 pa (plus London HCAS)

In this vital role, you will ensure the safety and compliance of blood and tissue provided by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) in Colindale. Every year we collect, process and issue over 2.1 million blood donations nationally, as well as carrying out research into improving the safety of blood and discovering new ways to save lives. We also provide specialist medical advice, support and training to hospitals and healthcare professionals. Joining us, you will contribute to the delivery of quality assured products that save lives every day.

Our quality assurance roles are unique within the field of healthcare, as they are concerned with blood, platelets and organs. New and rewarding challenges are guaranteed. Reporting to a Regional Quality Assurance Manager, you will be responsible for driving quality assurance, good manufacturing practice and regulatory standards and guidelines for Colindale and the London and South East Region. Managing a small team, you will proactively review and improve processes to ensure compliance. Your responsibilities will cover every aspect of quality assurance, from ensuring equipment is in prime condition to tracing and resolving problems to ensure patient safety.

Liaising with all departments as a trusted expert, you will provide crucial technical advice and assistance, as well as delivering complex and sensitive information at the highest levels. Undertaking audits, you will track and manage results and introduce corrective or preventative measures if needed. You will make sure systems are up to date and conduct formal training, as well as managing team events. As a central member of the regional QA team, you will be involved in key decision-making and will be expected to contribute ideas for service improvements. You will also take part in national projects and represent the organisation at national meetings, so you can be sure that your dedication and creativity will be recognised.

You have a track record of experience as a senior quality professional in a comparable regulated environment, such as healthcare or pharmaceuticals. An appropriate qualification to MSc level, or demonstrable equivalent expertise, is essential. You will also need a thorough understanding of relevant legislation and best practise, together with specialist knowledge of quality control, monitoring and diagnostic testing. Naturally, you will have excellent leadership, people management and organisational skills. Good with people, with strong listening skills, you have the confidence to investigate and champion quality even if your recommendations may be contentious. You must be willing to travel regularly between sites.

In return, you will enjoy all the benefits and opportunities you would expect from a career within the NHS.

Please note: this role will attract and Outer London High Cost Area Supplement of 15%, based on a minimum payment of £3,784 per annum and a maximum payment of £4,822 per annum.

To discuss the challenges the post brings and to see how you can become part of a changing team, please contact Dapo Odumeru - Regional Quality Assurance Manager via email at:

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 1st November 2020 (subject to change).
Interviews are expected to take place on or after 11th November 2020 (date to be confirmed).

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.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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