Senior Sister / Senior Charge Nurse

Senior Sister/Senior Charge Nurse

Gathering millions of units of blood every month, the dynamic nursing teams at NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) are saving and enhancing thousands of lives – and with your calm management approach, we will be able to achieve even more. Lead a large blood donation team, and you will have the scope to enhance your management skills in a forward-thinking environment. Seeing to it that we are offering the best possible experience to our donors, you will have the freedom to define your leadership capabilities while shaping the next generation of nurses and donor carers.

About the role

Leading by example, you will take responsibility for leading one of our multidisciplinary Blood Donation teams, ensuring they are safely collecting and storing all blood and platelet donations, while meeting the relevant regulatory standards. Ensuring every donor enjoys a comfortable and safe experience, you will be instrumental in helping us meet our ambitious targets. Whether working in one of our static Donor Centres or engaging with the community, you will constantly update your team’s knowledge. In a fast-paced environment where you will need to hit the ground running, this is a valuable chance to put your skills to the test in a progressive and interesting work environment.

About you

This is a unique opportunity to develop your skills. While no specialist knowledge is needed, you will be a Registered Nurse, with substantial senior-level experience of managing a team in a clinical environment. You will also have:

  • Exceptional communication and customer-service skills, with plenty of compassion.
  • Great organisational skills, plus skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating standards of care, with the resilience to challenge poor performance.
  • A good understanding of risk management and patient safety initiatives.
  • A valid driving licence.

About us

We want you to excel in this varied role – and in the application process – so we would encourage you to get in touch for an informal chat and a taster session before applying. Once you have joined us, you will find that this supportive approach is evident throughout your career. We will help you pursue your ambitions with access to a wide range of leadership development opportunities, and you will find plenty of directions in which to pursue your career within NHSBT.

This vacancy attracts a 5% High Cost Area Supplement (see Benefits Information document for details).

For informal enquiries please contact either Suzanne Bate on or via email or Sue Knight on or via email at You can also visit the NHSBT Careers Website (please see the Recruitment Profile for further details).

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Sunday 25th October 2020.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11th November 2020 (subject to change).

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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