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Consultant Clinical Scientist - Head of Department

Job Reference: 918-HM4435

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
H&I Newcastle
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£73,936 to £86,687 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 per year, converting them into safe and effective blood components, blood and tissue products for use in the treatments of patients. We also provide a range of Specialist Services supporting transfusion and transplantation


We are seeking a Consultant Clinical Scientist in the Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Department in Newcastle.


The successful applicant will be responsible for the management of the Department and the provision of services to adult and paediatric renal, pancreas, pancreatic islet, cardiothoracic, liver, haematological and paediatric immunodeficiency stem cell transplant units as well as supporting blood transfusion and providing a wide range of immunogenetic services.


You will be responsible for liaising with clinical teams and providing clinical advice and will be expected to participate in the National H&I Consultant on-call rota. You will also play a key role in the management of the department and the development of the service. You may also be expected to take a role in supporting specific initiatives in the H&I function at a national level.


Applications are invited from HCPC registered individuals with FRCPath in H&I.


In return you’ll benefit from an excellent pension, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, using modern equipment and practices, where you can develop your specialist skills and scientific education.


For informal enquiries please contact Dr Andrea Harmer at


This advert will close at midnight on the evening of Wednesday 14th August and interviews are anticipated to take place on Tuesday 10th September, subject to confirmation. 

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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Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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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.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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