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Service Development Manager

Job Reference: 918-MX3755

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
H & I Management
London (other bases will be considered depending on experience)
£33,222 to £43,041 pa

The Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (H&I) function supports haematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplant programmes for hospitals throughout England. It also provides transfusion, platelet and granulocyte immunology investigations and donor services for the British Bone Marrow Registry, NHS Cord Blood Bank and platelet supply chain.


The H&I management team support six national H&I laboratories in the delivery of H&I services to solid organ and stem cell transplant units and the wider healthcare community. We have an active research and development programme responsible for translating research into service delivery.

You will be working as part of the management team to support the Operations and Strategy Manager, Head of Function and laboratories to deliver strategic objectives and services for solid organ and stem cell transplants to benefit and improve patients lives.


You will be responsible for managing a variety of projects related to existing services and delivering change projects. The management team also provides operational support to the service development team to enable effective translation of R&D into service. In your role you will be working with clinical and research scientists, operational functions (e.g. quality, finance, procurement, H&S, HR and IT) and blood supply chain departments.


You should have a Masters level qualification or equivalent professional qualification or equivalent relevant experience. Study of management techniques would be desirable as would knowledge of the NHS or NHSBT.


For further information on this vacancy please contact Karra Swinbank via e-mail at


This post is also eligible for a Higher Cost Area supplement where applicable.


Closing date for applications is 13th January

Interviews for this post will take place w/c 11th February,


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.

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