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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Band 5 or 6 Haematology

Job Reference: 318-18-R1864AW

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cheltenham, Gloucester
£23,023 to £36,644 pa pr

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Band 5 (£23,023 - £29,608) or Band 6 Salary (£28,050 - £36,644)

(Banding according to previous experience and qualifications)

Full time (37.5 hours) and part time hours available

Core hours 08.30 – 17.00


Applications are invited for the post of HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist in this innovative department which is dedicated to quality, professional development and training.


Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSFT is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, providing care for more than 850,000 people. This includes specialist care for patients from the area surrounding Gloucestershire.


Pathology services are based at Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals. Both laboratories are well equipped and perform a full range of routine investigations. GP requests and specialised work are centred on one site; Immunology, haemoglobinopathies, warfarin dosing advice plus GP work at Gloucester with flow cytometry and haematinics at Cheltenham. We have just installed new coagulation analysers and will be replacing our blood grouping analysers within the forthcoming year. We are also implementing a new LIMS system which will be fully integrated into the Trust clinical IT system.


We pride ourselves on the quality of our training and are keen for our staff to develop their full potential.


We are looking for an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with post registration experience in Haematology and Blood Transfusion. The successful candidate will work at both Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General on a rotational basis. There is a regular, free bus service between the two sites.


Both sites offer a 24 hour service and participation in extended working day and overnight working is required. We currently pay a supplementary payment for out of hours working above the normal Agenda for Change rates (subject to ongoing approval)


Less experienced candidates with post registration experience in Haematology will be considered for band 5 positions


The Cotswolds are a beautiful place to live offering a quality lifestyle with the choice of rural retreats or lively city/spa town delights. Single accommodation may be available to the successful candidate if required.


You are most welcome to come and visit us to find out more about the Department , please contact Alison Eades, Laboratory Manager, Tel 0300 422 5215. E-mail:- to arrange this.

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.

Committed to safeguarding our community

If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £32 (standard checks) or £50 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through two instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact for further information.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at

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