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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2021.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Night team) – Clinical Biochemistry

Job Reference: 259-3467412GCS-B

Barts Health NHS Trust
The Royal London Hospital, London
£38,768 - £46,124 per annum inc

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Clinical Biochemistry within the NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnership’s (ESEL). We are a new organisation, jointly owned by Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. Set up as an arms-length organisation, hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust, we have our own board and governance framework, with each of the three trusts having an equal voice and vote in the running of the Pathology Partnership. One of the largest pathology providers in the NHS, the Pathology Partnership brings together the strengths of teams from each of the three trusts into a single organisation, dedicated to the provision of high quality and cost-effective pathology services.


A complex transformation programme has commenced to develop a single, integrated pathology network between 7 hospital laboratories. The aspired ‘hub and spoke’ operating model is centred at The Royal London Hospital (RLH); a busy major trauma centre which hosts the London Air Ambulance, and connects to essential service laboratories supporting various clinical specialities at our partnered hospital sites.


The largest networked laboratories within the NHS offer an opportunity to gain vast technical knowledge and leadership experience. ESEL recognizes the importance of career progression and effective succession planning.

We are seeking a strong team player with a positive attitude to working in a flexible manner, committed to supporting local clinical services and meeting the needs of our patients by participating in the extended day, weekend, bank holiday rosters.

This is a permanent night position but may occasionally attend day duties for training and orientation. Current night work pattern is ‘on’ duty for three consecutive nights (8pm to 8am) followed by three consecutive rest days.

The successful Band 6 candidate MUST be registered with the HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist AND hold the following

  • CPSM Log book (Clinical Biochemistry) if qualified before 2003. OR
  • Registration portfolio IBMS (Clinical Biochemistry 2003 to 2004) and Diploma in Biomedical Science IBMS (Blood Sciences 2005). OR
  • Specialist Diploma IBMS (Clinical Biochemistry 2005 onwards)

Compliance to these criteria is mandatory and must be clearly recorded on application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you require further information or would like to arrange an informal visit please contact

Greg Dearman, Biochemistry Scientific Lead: 0203 246 0443


We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Our people strategy for 2019-2022 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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