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Section Leader - Manufacturing & Distribution

Job Reference: J63-HS011-1119-A

Welsh Blood Service
Biomedical Scientist
Welsh Blood Service Headquarters, Talbot Green
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

Thank you for your interest in working for the Welsh Blood Service (WBS), which is a committed equal opportunities employer. WBS welcomes applications from people who share our vision;

Velindre NHS Trust will be recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a renowned organisation of excellence for patient and donor care, education and research.

Our values;

  • BE Accountable

  • BE Bold

  • BE Caring

  • BE Dynamic

and who will complement our current experienced and specialist employees, who are passionate about working in an organisation with the ambition to provide world class services & care to our donors.

The WBS is immensely proud of the vital role it plays in modern healthcare, striving to save and transform lives through the generosity of donors. WBS is an amazing place to work and develop your career. Our caring and motivated staff are designing, developing and delivering improvements through the Supply Chain 2020 (BSC2020) initiative, which will enable the WBS to strive towards its vision of working with our staff & the people of Wales to deliver an easy to use, safe and sustainable service for blood and stem cell donation.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

We are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to lead an innovative team in the Processing Laboratory within Manufacturing & Distribution Department at the Welsh Blood Service (WBS). Working collaboratively with colleagues across the Welsh Blood Service to produce Components to be used for transfusion throughout Wales.

You will be joining a team with substantial experience of delivering continual improvement in the quality and safety of blood component manufacture through sharing best practice and standardisation within the UK network of blood transfusion professionals.

We looking for a HCPC registered biomedical scientist with expertise in blood component manufacture, quality assurance and statistical process control. The role will provide scope to apply your specialist knowledge, strong communication skills, team working and leadership skills to the multi-disciplinary team and wider WBS, to address the challenge of delivering a consistent and high standard of manufacturing blood components.

Applicants will need a strong understanding of the application of GMP to the manufacture of blood components.

The position is based at the WBS headquarters in Talbot Green.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are welcome.

This is a permanent position.

Closing date: 22/01/2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

Stephen Pearce
Tel: 01443 622058

Applicants requiring Tier 2 Sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applications. 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; in these circumstances the Trust is unlikely to satisfy the resident labour market test.

It is essential that your application demonstrates how you meet the job description / person specification for this post.

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