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Donor Centre Manager

Job Reference: 918-BN5208

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
West End Donor Centre
West End Donor Centre
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum, pro rata

 Donor Centre Nurse Manager

Band 7: £37,570 - £43,772 per annum, pro rata


Further your capabilities with a life-enhancing challenge


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) performs a vital role that benefits the entire nation. Providing blood products, tissues and organs that are used in transfusions and transplants, our generous donors enable us to improve the wellbeing of everyone who needs our help. But more than that, we are constantly seeking better ways to work, conducting research and developing processes that will minimise wastage and make the most of these valuable gifts. It’s a collaborative team effort, and is one in which everyone plays their part. From frontline nurses to the administrative staff who support them, each and every NHSBT employee is saving and improving lives.


The West End Donor Centre is the largest donor centre in Europe, seeing over 1200 donors a week come through their doors, all expecting a high level of care and service. The Donor Centre is open 7 days a week. The applicant will work with the other Donor Centre Manager to ensure adequate cover is in place at key operational times, working 75 hours per fortnight.

Working collaboratively with a variety of important departments such as Patient Services, Hospital Services and the Manufacturing and Testing Departments, you will take responsibility for ensuring a continuous supply of blood products are collected and delivered to meet the needs of the patients. Putting the needs of the donors above all else, you will ensure they have a positive experience while they are in your care, and remain enthusiastic about donating again in the future. Ensuring your team are complying with all regulatory guidelines, you will ensure the collected product is stored and delivered safely, working to ensure that key performance targets are met. You will also train your staff to ensure they are able to meet these safety targets, and support their own career development with clear performance management.


A registered Nurse with current NMC registration, you will have experience of supervising multi-disciplinary staff at a senior level, and conducting clinical audits as required. With the confidence to present educational materials and good IT skills, you’ll believe in leading by example – guiding your teams by demonstrating your own exceptional nursing capabilities and helping them to develop their own skills. If you also have experience of coaching staff plus a teaching or post-graduate qualification, that would be even better (but isn’t strictly necessary). What is more crucial is that you share our enthusiasm for this world-leading service and are passionate about helping us improve and develop it wherever possible. A natural leader, your communication and persuasion skills will be second to none.


At NHSBT, we don’t want you to just enjoy your role – we want you to love it. That’s why we’ve put measures in place to ensure our staff have an exceptional work/life balance, set within a friendly and supportive environment. Furthermore, we believe in ‘growing’ our own talent, so we’ll provide you with plenty of training and development opportunities, and we’ll work with you to ensure you can achieve your career goals within the organisation. Our staff are proud to say they work for NHS Blood and Transplant – and we hope you will be too. We look forward to welcoming you to this vibrant and welcoming team soon.

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.

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

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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