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

Senior Healthcare Technical Officer (SHTO)

Job Reference: 918-HX6267

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
£21,892 to £24,157 pa

NHS Blood and Transplant is an integral part of the NHS. Operating a network of centres across England, we collect around 2 million units of blood and tissues a year, converting them into safe and effective blood components, blood and tissue products for use in the treatments of patients.

In this role you’ll undertake detailed laboratory work and provide vital support to qualified scientific staff. Specifically, that means preparing samples for testing or storage, performing analytical tests and carrying out basic maintenance on equipment. You’ll also be on hand to deal with queries from other departments, medical staff or visitors and to assist in the training and development of other support staff.

We’re looking for a BTEC/HNC in a Science or other relevant subject, or the NHSBT foundation degree or equivalent. You’ll also, ideally, have a working knowledge of basic IT packages and some experience of working unsupervised in a laboratory environment. A good team player, you’ll be capable of motivating both yourself and others as you tackle a wide variety of tasks.

This vacancy is on a fixed term/ secondment basis for 2 years from start date. Secondments will be considered for NHSBT staff wishing to apply for this role.

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 1st November 2020.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11th November 2020 (subject to change).

For informal enquiries please contact Wendy Slack via email at

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.

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