Section Manager - Immunology Section

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and qualified Biomedical Scientist to lead our Immunology Section in the Biochemistry Department based at Salford Royal Hospital. You will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge and experience of Immunology and/or Biochemistry and will have underpinning knowledge of accreditation, clinical governance, leadership and training.

Our Immunology Section provides assays for myeloma screening, oligoclonal bands and TAU protein on site, whilst also acting as a referral service for complex Immunology testing to support our Specialist Clinical teams across the Northern Care Alliance.

You must be a committed team player and be able to motivate and support training activities. You will play an essential role in continuously improving the services offered and managing change.

Main duties of the job

  • Manage and coordinate day to day activities of the Immunology section
  • Participate in technical work, analyse and interpret results
  • Responsible for standard and quality of results
  • Key trainer for Health and Safety and Fire procedures

About us

The Diagnostics and Pharmacy Group is part of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA), one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place of science, innovation and transformational thinking, the Diagnostic and Pharmacy Group unites Radiology, Pathology and Pharmacy services across the NCA to create a cooperative group committed to delivering safe, consistent, and high-quality care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • Current HCPC Registation as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science or MSc/Specialist Portfolio/equivalent qualifications and/or experience


  • Chartered Scientist
  • Other health related supervisory or management qualification
  • Teaching qualification
  • Mentoring qualification
  • Higher Specialist Diploma

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Advanced practical and theoretical knowledge in one or more areas of the discipline
  • Analytical judgement and technical skills with attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge and application of quality systems, with particular reference to UKAS standards, Health & Safety requirements for Pathology
  • Good team working, with ability to form effective working relationships
  • Significant IT literacy
  • Experience of Laboratory Information Systems
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Leadership skills, interpersonal and people management skills

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

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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