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

Head of Performance

Job Reference: 918-MX9384

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Performance - Plasma
National - flexible base with travel
£54,764 - £63,862 + HCA where applicable

About Us

At NHSBT we stand for hope. We stand for life. We stand for helping people do something extraordinary, saving and improving the lives of others. As an essential part of the NHS we take pride in playing our part to make the most of absolutely every donation – from blood and organs to tissues and stem cells. Every day we bring our values of caring, expert and quality to our roles. When we break new scientific ground, when we connect with donors and families, when we help to save a life – it’s because of each and every one of us. The donors who make our work possible do so selflessly, giving life and changing lives for the better. It is because of them, and the people who need their lifesaving and life-enhancing donations, that we strive to be the best in all we do.

Plasma for Medicine

NHSBT is creating a new supply of plasma to create medicines and reduce the reliance on imports.

Plasma is part of your blood. It’s rich in antibodies, which can be concentrated into immunoglobulin medicines.

These medicines save or improve the lives of around 17,000 people in England each year. They’re used to either boost the immune system or calm down the immune system when it’s attacking someone’s own body.

The NHS has relied on imported plasma medicines as a Variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (vCJD) safety measure for more than 20 years. Now, NHSBT is working with the Government and NHS England and Improvement on, once again, creating a donation network in England, with the manufactured medicines expected to reach patients in coming years.

To find out more, please click here to go to our website to view videos which explore the journey of donors.

The Role

We are looking for a Head of Performance who will lead on the corporate data strategy for Plasma for Medicine (PfM). Working in collaboration with operational, planning and strategic colleagues in collaboration with external stakeholders you will design high quality data analysis and scalable reporting solutions to inform and drive the business plan which meets user needs.

Through making data-driven decisions and developing data literacy among NHS Blood and Transplant staff, you will help us to save and improve more lives.

With the aim of transforming PfM into leaders for target driven data management, analysis and performance reporting including working with colleagues to find innovative solutions to pull levers to drive the mission forward, you will adopt and maintain appropriate tools for data manipulation, reporting and analysis, with a particular focus on moving reliance away from MS Excel based reporting towards more appropriate data management software.

You will also provide thought leadership and expertise in Business Intelligence and Performance. You will use appropriate analytical methods and tools to explore data, solve problems and produce meaningful insight through high quality analysis and communicate those insights clearly and concisely to a range of strategic and operational audiences.




Diversity & Inclusion

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment and help towards making NHSBT a great place to work for everyone. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, neuro-diversity or other personal circumstances.


Closing date: 12 June

Interview: w/c 20 June


Please click on the link to the candidate information pack to view the full details about the role and how to apply.

Twenty Seven Consulting is acting as an advisor to NHSBT on this appointment. For further information about the role, please contact


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


Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever.


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

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