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Quality Manager

Job Reference: 358-2673784-WOM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Assisted Conception Unit
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503

Leicester Fertility Centre - Assisted Conception Unit

An opportunity has arisen for a Quality Manager to join the Assisted Conception Unit at the Leicester Fertility Centre, Leicester Royal Infirmary. We are a small, friendly and dedicated team of multi-disciplinary professionals, committed to providing the highest quality of patient care. The Fertility Centre provides diagnostic and treatment services to Leicester and Leicestershire. As a Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) licensed centre with an ISO certified service, working towards achieving an ISO accredited andrology service, the quality manager is an important post and a regulatory requirement.

The centre is busy and successful providing a complete range of fertility treatments to both NHS-funded and private patients. The scope of the unit’s activities is varied (diagnosis, treatment, fertility preservation, sperm donor recruitment) and the post requires some understanding of both medical and scientific activities.

The role is required to develop and maintain the quality management system (QMS) and ensure that the quality objectives of the unit are met in line with the quality policy, with responsibility for the design, implementation and maintenance of the Quality Management Systems in conjunction with the other members of the management teams. The Quality Manager will manage the Quality Systems and Risk Management Systems to ensure the Clinical Services meet both regulatory and accreditation requirements.

The successful post holder will be required to co-ordinate quality related activities and delegate specific tasks to both senior managers (medical, nursing and scientific) and other more junior staff within the unit in order to meet external deadlines. As there is an already established quality management system (QMS) the role is principally one of modernisation, implementation and maintenance, particularly in relation to compliance with the regulatory quality standards laid down by the HFEA and United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). A priority for the unit is to have the andrology laboratory accredited to the ISO: 15189 standard. The post holder will need to be an effective communicator in liaising with regulators and other inspectorates.

The successful candidate should have at least three years experience in quality management and have a Masters degree or have equivalent experience. He/she will be personable, have excellent communication skills and be a strong team-player, enabling them to deal with patients directly and liaise with colleagues at all levels. The position is full-time and would suit someone with attention to detail.

Informal enquiries should be made to Jane Blower, Consultant Embryologist, or Emma Burrell, Laboratory Manager (0116 2585585,


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJane BlowerJob titleConsultant EmbryologistEmail addressjane.blower@uhl-tr.nhs.ukTelephone number0116 2585585Additional contact information

or Emma Burrell, Laboratory Manager, (0116 2585585)



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We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

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