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Blood Sciences Training Manager

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The CUH Blood Sciences team are excited to be recruiting a Training Manager to ensure that our technical and scientific staff support the Laboratory's aims by providing a professionally competent workforce, while also enabling the staff to develop their careers within the service.

Working alongside the Clinical, Operational and Scientific Blood Sciences Leads our Training Manager be responsible for the management and oversight of training within Blood Sciences (comprising Haematology and Biochemistry) for all non-medical staff grades.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a Biomedical or Clinical Scientist with demonstrable experience of working at a senior level within a Pathology discipline. You will be passionate about training, education and staff development with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the role include:
  • Efficiently manage the training and competency assessment of new and current Biomedical Scientists, Associate Practitioners and MLA staff in Blood Sciences.
  • Responsible for the documentation and management of electronic training records.
  • Responsible for the implementation of training programs for all grades of staff in including Specialist registrars, STP and HSST students and apprentices.
  • Ensure the provision of continued professional development opportunities for both registered and non-registered technical staff
  • Responsible for auditing and assessing the compliance of staff in line with regulatory body expectations.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the training status of the Blood Sciences laboratory with the IBMS and AHCS.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 13,000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 17th July 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 29th July 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working as a Senior Biomedical Scientist or Clinical Scientist at band 7 or above in a UK Blood Sciences laboratory
  • Significant experience of supervising and undertaking training of staff at all levels
  • Experience of writing monthly reports and action plans


  • Previous relevant experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of performing incident investigations, audit and risk assessments.
  • Experience of workforce development
  • Experience of project management



  • HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist or Clinical Scientist.
  • Appropriate post-graduate qualification in Blood Sciences e.g. FIBMS by examination (Special examination, two-part Fellowship or Higher Specialist Diploma) or MSc in Blood Sciences accredited by the IBMS.
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • Management and training qualification


  • IBMS registration and specialist portfolio assessor



  • Highly specialised knowledge of Blood Sciences procedures and techniques
  • Detailed knowledge of IBMS specialist, registration and achievement portfolios
  • Detailed knowledge of apprenticeship programs relevant to all professional groups within a clinical laboratory, including support staff.
  • Knowledge of quality management systems, good practice guidelines and ISO 15189 standards with regards to training, competency and CPD.
  • Knowledge of IBMS laboratory approval for training status.


  • Knowledge of HR policies.



  • oExcellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • oGood organisational skills with the ability to work accurately, neatly and efficiently.
  • oProven influencing and negotiating skills for staff at all levels.
  • oInterpretation and analytical skills.
  • oDemonstrable mentoring/coaching skills.
  • oDemonstrable interpersonal skills - can work under own initiative and as part of a team.
  • oAble to prioritise own workload and that of others to meet needs of the service
  • oAbility to concentrate for prolonged periods of time
  • oHigh degree of manual dexterity to demonstrate complex laboratory techniques.
  • oHighly skilled in the use of Microsoft office to enable the development and maintenance of staff competency records.


  • Experience of utilising statistical analysis software.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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