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Band 5 Assistant SSD Contracted Services Manager

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The University Hospital Trust is one of the largest NHS Hospital Trusts in the UK and has an excellent reputation for the care that we provide. We value the contribution that all our staff make to a positive patient experience and are delighted to be able to offer full time opportunities within our Decontamination Corporate Division.

We will provide a competitive salary, uniform, generous terms and conditions including a minimum of 25 days annual leave (based on full time hours), the opportunity to join a pension scheme, training and career progression and a positive working environment.

In return you will be expected to monitor/manage a large sterile service contract for Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull which serves 35 Theatres and Ward & Departments for UHB.

Main duties of the job

You will be reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated. You will understand the importance of excellent customer service and team working. You will put into practice at all times the training that you receive which will be specific to the role and includes awareness of infection control and how the medical device are designed and used. You will come into regular contact with our clinical colleagues and therefore you will be a good ambassador by demonstrating Trust values at all times, showing empathy and respecting confidentiality.

The Assistant Sterile services manager post is 37.5 hours. The role will be required to have experience in the full duties of a sterile service departments and a Decontamination unit that hold Quality Standards. This is an exciting opportunity to develop new skills and to offer a vital service to all clinical areas.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Educated to Diploma level or equivalent professional qualification, Administration level or equivalent experience Level 2/3 Healthcare scientist.
  • *IDSc member and HealthCare scientist Registration
  • *Evidence of further academic/personal development
  • *Theoretical and practical knowledge of commercial, industrial and contract management, including associated legislation and regulation.
  • *Specialist and up to date knowledge of own area of expertise, including associated legislation, including Decontamination, Environment protection Act, Health technical Memorandum 01-01 and Health and Safety at Work Act.


  • *Quality systems
  • *MDR/ISO 13485



  • *Experience of providing decontamination advice within a large, complex healthcare organisation
  • *Management experience at a line manager level
  • *Experience of contract and project management.
  • *Experience of delivering training and education programmes to all staff.
  • *Experience in improving service delivery and customer care.
  • *Experience of developing/ reviewing and implementing policies, practices and procedures.
  • *Experience in managing services and commercial contracts.
  • *Experience of undertaking risk assessments and implementing risk control measures.
  • *Experience of developing and delivering training programmes.
  • *Experience of writing reports, analysing data and presenting findings.
  • *Knowledge and understanding of the etiquette required in theatre i.e. WHO surgical Checklist and Association for Perioperative Practice AFPP


  • *6 years + working in a Sterile service department.
  • *TVQ/NVQ in Sterile services

Additional Criteria


  • *Flexible to meet the needs of the service.
  • *Able to travel between sites as and when required to meet operational requirements.


  • *Partake in stock control audits

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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