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Blood Production Assistant (Healthcare Technical Officer)

Job Reference: 918-HX4330

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Manufacturing Manchester
£17,652 to £19,020 pa

Working as part of the processing team you will be responsible for the manufacturing of all blood that comes in from donors. This is a vital part of the organisation, as this is where we make the blood products that go on to save people lives.

Join us and you’ll handle a wide range of tasks, including the processing of blood donations, using a variety of specialised laboratory equipment. We’ll also look to you to keep our computerised production records up-to-date and to make sure that any incoming blood supplies are properly received and accounted for.

It’s a role that demands great team working skills, meticulous attention to detail and the ability to precisely follow written instructions. Ideally, we would also like to see GCSEs at grades C or above in Maths and English or another equivalent qualification, such as an NVQ.


The normal working hours for this role are up to 37.5 hours per week on a fixed term/secondment basis, for 6 months (internal staff should discuss the possibility of a secondment with your current line manager before applying for this role). This could include one of the following shift patterns;


  • Tuesday - Saturday 08:00 - 16:00 (37.5 hours/week)
  • Monday - Friday 08:00 - 16:00 (37.5 hours/week)
  • Monday - Friday 16:00 - 00:00 (37.5 hours/week)
  • Friday - Sunday 16:00 - 00:00 (22.5 hours/week)


Please state your preferred shift pattern on your application form, this will also be discussed with you at interview.


For an informal discussion in relation to this role, please contact Frances Gill - Regional Manufacturing Manager North on email:


This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 9th June 2019 (subject to change).


Interviews will take place Tuesday 9th and/or Wednesday 10th July 2019 (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.

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

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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