National Technical Training Manager

Posted 6 April by NHS National Services Scotland Featured

As a major Strategic Business Unit within NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale – through our leading position in new product development, biomedical research and donor services. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards in patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

We are currently undergoing a major change programme within the service and as part of that change, we have consolidated and relocated much of our services into one national centre (The Jack Copland Centre). This new centre is based within the Riccarton campus of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.  Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced scientists to join our highly professional Manufacturing team and manage the Technical Training programmes and policies for staff. 

This is an exciting challenge for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual. You will have overall responsibility for managing the development, implementation and maintenance of national training programmes and policies as well as being the course co-ordinator for Edinburgh University/SNBTS MSc in Blood Transfusion, Transplantation and Tissue Banking.

Applicants for this post must be HCPC registered with further qualifications of either specialist diploma or relevant MSc. Experience of active participation in the delivery of laboratory based training programmes, maintenance of approved laboratory training status, and dealing with regulatory/accreditation training requirements to achieve organisational goals is essential. It is desirable that you have a recognised training qualification. In particular you will optimise the opportunity as a leader to engage your team in the management of change required to deliver the Manufacturing and SNBTS strategic plans.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current HCPC registration at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Anthony Docherty on.

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 20 April 2018.

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NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies”

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