Senior BMS/Team Manager Biochemistry

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pro rata if part time
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a well-motivated, enthusiastic and skilled Biomedical Scientist Team Manager to join the Clinical Biochemistry department at Salisbury District Hospital.

The department is an approved training laboratory for HCPC registration and Specialist portfolio. Personal development, CPD, and attendance at meetings, both internal and external, are all actively encouraged.

As a Band 7 BMS you will have current registration with the HCPC with extensive post registration experience within diagnostic Biochemistry. You will have an MSc (or equivalent) or be in the process of working towards one in a relevant scientific subject. You will have proven scientific, technical and communication skills in association with a commitment to training, quality management, continuous professional development, health & safety and audit. The successful candidate must be quality driven and have a good understanding of how to deliver a service that meets the ISO 15189:2012 standard.

Main duties of the job

The role is a full time (37.5 hrs) and there is potential requirement for out of hours duties.

You will be joining our friendly team to assist and provide leadership, strategy and day to day support to the Clinical Biochemistry team. You will work closely with the Laboratory Management Team to ensure that the high quality service is maintained and bring ideas from your extensive experience to help shape the future of the laboratory. Good communication, interpersonal skills and a commitment to team working are essential.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will involve day to day supervision and organisation of the technical diagnostic services within the department to ensure turn-around times are achieved and provide excellent service delivery.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (or equivalent)
  • Post-graduate, post registration training in a specialist area, leading to the completion of a specialist portfolio (or equivalent)
  • MSc Biomedical Science or working towards (or equivalent)


  • Specialist training in Protein Analysis
  • Willing to pursue further qualifications



  • Detailed knowledge of theoretical and practical laboratory procedures within diagnostic clinical biochemistry
  • Evidence of continuing professional development to demonstrate specialist knowledge
  • Ability to work within all areas of the department
  • Comprehensive understanding of quality control / quality assurance procedures


  • Understanding of basic management practice



  • At least four years experience as an HCPC registered biomedical scientist
  • Detailed working knowledge of laboratory information and management computer systems
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills
  • Detailed knowledge of standard IT packages e.g. Microsoft Office


  • Experience of working alone out-of-hours



  • Ability to organise own workload and that of subordinate staff
  • Possess highly developed technical skills and be adept at all laboratory procedures
  • Proven training ability
  • Ability to operate / troubleshoot complex laboratory equipment and interpret results
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Evaluate and appraise new methods and technologies


  • HR and appraisal skills
  • Give presentations as part of laboratory training programme

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital

Odstock Road



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