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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/05/2021.

Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 918-NM7186

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Exeter Team
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum


Gathering millions of units of blood every month, the dynamic nursing teams at NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) are saving and enhancing lives thousands of lives – and with your calm management approach, we will be able to achieve even more. Lead a large blood donation team, and you will have the scope to enhance your management skills in a forward-thinking environment. Seeing to it that we are offering the best possible experience to our donors, you will have the freedom to define your leadership capabilities while shaping the next generation of nurses and donor carers.

About the role

Leading by example, you will take responsibility for leading one of our multidisciplinary Blood Donation teams, ensuring they are safely collecting and storing all blood and platelet donations, while meeting the relevant regulatory standards. Ensuring every donor enjoys a comfortable and safe experience, you will be instrumental in helping us meet our ambitious targets. Whether working in one of our static Donor Centres or engaging with the community, you will constantly update your team’s knowledge. In a fast-paced environment where you will need to hit the ground running, this is a valuable chance to put your skills to the test in a progressive and interesting work environment.

About you

This is a unique opportunity to develop your skills. While no specialist knowledge is needed, you will be a Registered Nurse, with substantial senior-level experience of managing a team in a clinical environment. You will also have:

  • Exceptional communication and customer-service skills, with plenty of compassion.
  • Great organisational skills, plus skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating standards of care, with the resilience to challenge poor performance.
  • A good understanding of risk management and patient safety initiatives.
  • A valid driving licence.

About us

We want you to excel in this varied role – and in the application process – so we would encourage you to get in touch for an informal chat and a taster session before applying. Once you have joined us, you will find that this supportive approach is evident throughout your career. We will help you pursue your ambitions with access to a wide range of leadership development opportunities, and you will find plenty of directions in which to pursue your career within NHSBT.

Please contact Sue Knight, Area Matron at or 07808906492 for more information.

Closing date: This advert closes on the evening of Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 23:59pm.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing the 17th May 2021.


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

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever



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 are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect 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

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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