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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/06/2022.

Nurse Team Leader

Job Reference: 918-NX9268

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
PFM Twickenham DC
£32,306 to £39,027 pa + Outer London HCA

Would you like to be part of a growing team providing innovative plasma services?

Do you enjoy ensuring your team delivers a first-class service to our valuable donor community?

About the team

Our progressive and growing Plasma Collection Team is playing a pivotal role in the delivery of plasma through cell separation. We collect plasma to make life saving medications to support self-sufficiency for the treatment of patients in the UK. We ensure we provide an exceptional experience to our donors who make a difference to our patients lives.

About the role

You will inspire your team through positive leadership to provide exceptional and safe care for our donors and donated plasma. You will be a mentor to your team and provide support and leadership to further their development and performance. You will take ownership for the operational success of your team to ensure we deliver a first-class donor experience. Your responsibilities will include:-

  • Leading day-to-day management of our plasma collection team to safely deliver sufficient supply to meet programme needs
  • Ensuring that the plasma productsafelymeetsthe requirements of Manufacturing Practice
  • Providing expertise on donor eligibility and clinical decisions to ensure the safety of our donors
  • Managing, investigating and escalating any risks, or adverse/safety incidents to ensure prevention and to identify areas of improvement.
  • Being a role model to drive change and improve services and safety through inspirational leadership and performance management
  • Coaching and mentoring your colleagues in new procedures to ensure your team excels in its service delivery
  • Demonstrating our values and behaviours to create aculture of inclusivity, listening and respect.
  • Deputising for the Plasma Operation Manager and support neighbouring teams.
  • Delivering an excellent donation experience to ensure exceptional donor care, satisfaction and retention

About you

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be a Registered Nurse with current Nursing and Midwifery Council registration (which must be maintained) as a Registered Nurse
  • Be an advocate for change and be able to motivate your team to successfully transition and grow
  • Have experience of mentoring and supporting the professional development of your colleagues
  • Show an understanding of patient safety initiatives
  • Have experience of working with Technology and be comfortable with using Microsoft Office packages
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Be an effective team member who can relate and build relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Be a great leader that can motivate others, promoting a clear sense of purpose and a positive attitude
  • Have great attention to detail and be able to follow instructions to ensure we deliver good-practice services
  • Have excellent organisation skills and be able to adapt to deliver multiple priorities in a fast-moving environment
  • Show great problem-solving skills and the ability to implement effective solutions
  • Be able to work shifts which will include weekends and evenings

About us

Our colleagues are, quite literally, life savers, and so we are committed to providing them with all the skills they need to do amazing work. Upon joining us, you’ll undertake an extensive induction and training programme and receive continuous development, including academic opportunities to support you in your role and in achieving your career ambitions. The areas we cover include, but are not limited to, Leadership, Management, Scientific and Clinical development.

For you, it’s an opportunity to contribute to a unique team as part of a service that saves lives 365 days a year. We also offer brilliant benefits including 27 days of holiday (plus bank holidays), a comprehensive induction and training programme, and a competitive pension scheme.

We are passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


If you're interested in this position please come along and see our exciting work at our open morning and evening:

Floor 8, Regal House, 70 London Rd, Twickenham TW1 3QS

  • Tuesday 7th of June 18:00-21:00
  • Friday 10th of June 08:00 – 11:00

Alternativeley please contact Area Matron - James Feely-Henderson on 07889304442 or for an informal discussion.


The advert will close for applications at midnight on the evening of 12th June 2022.

NHS Blood and Transplant encourages and supports uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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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