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Mortuary Supervisor

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust and Kingston upon Hull City Council operate a joint mortuary service providing mortuary and post-mortem facilities for the county of East Yorkshire. The service runs across two sites at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital.

The mortuary & bereavement service team continually strives to provide excellent service. We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated, enthusiastic Senior technician / supervisor to join our team. You will be experienced in all areas of mortuary work and be dedicated to the continual development of staff and service improvement - including a CT post Mortem service.

The Mortuary Service undertakes up to 1700 Post mortems per annum including post mortems for other coronial districts when required.

Other activities include, Tissue donations, research harvests, and forensic post mortems.

You must hold both the certificate and Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology or minimal Level 3 diploma and be able to demonstrate experience of working at a senior level within the mortuary.

You will be expected to discharge technical duties either working alone or as part of a small team and will help to ensure a 24-hour mortuary service is maintained via an on-call system, involving working unsociable hours.

Please note that this advertised vacancy does not meet the UKVI eligibility requirements for a Skilled Worker Visa and therefore HUTH would not be able to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for this role

Main duties of the job

You will assist in the delivery of day to day operation of the service, ensuring the efficient/effective use of staff and resources, including planning and organising of work rota and liaising with the police, Scientific Aids Department Coroner's Office and the pathologist.

You will deputise for the Service Manager/Deputy Manager, when required and be expected to perform departmental audits and risk assessments.

You will perform and supervise a range of technical/scientific procedures to aid pathologists/clinicians to diagnose a cause of death, identify outstanding clinical issues and the effects of treatment, undertaken in the post-mortem rooms .

This work is variable and unpredictable, you must be prepared to work flexibly and under pressure.

You will uphold the professional standards and provide evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD) and have experience of the compliance with standards as required by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), and other relevant professional and legislative bodies.

You will be involved in the training and development of staff, particularly trainees and will provide technical advice to other, including other mortuary staff, the Coroner, police, funeral profession and bereaved families.

About us

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately �500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area, extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively

Our vision is Great Staff, Great Care, Great Future, as we believe that by developing an innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver great care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Trust and our community.

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of provider

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • 4 years post qualification
  • Experience of both hospital coronial post mortem service including forensic service
  • Experienced of undertaking Health & safety risk assesments, development and updating of Operational Procedures and departmental audits in line with HTA requirements
  • demonstrate ability to provide training for apprentice staff


  • Expereince of dealing with bereaved relatives
  • has held supervisory or senior post previously



  • Qualified to level 3 or holds RSPH cert & Diploma in Anatomical Pathology technology


  • addidtional qualifiecations ie bereavement or management / sup

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Hull Royal infirmary

Anlaby road



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