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Job Summary

Position: Blood Sciences Team Manager (Band 7)

Location: West Cumberland Hospital, North Cumbria

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

The Blood Sciences Team Manager plays a pivotal role in ensuring the delivery of a comprehensive healthcare service to North Cumbria Hospitals and the community. Working within the Blood Sciences department, the Manager oversees the efficient operation, quality control, and scientific provision of designated laboratory sections. This includes coordinating and monitoring rotating staff and deputizing for the operational manager when necessary. The department operates 24/7 to provide core analyses, process urgent requests, and conduct specialized tests, with out-of-hours cover arranged through extended working arrangements, on-call duties, or shift patterns as dictated by workload urgency.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations, ensuring quality, efficiency, and scientific excellence.
  • Coordinate and monitor rotating staff, providing guidance and support.
  • Deputize for the operational manager in their absence.
  • Ensure adherence to Trust Values and departmental policies.

About Us

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) is dedicated to delivering outstanding healthcare services to the North Cumbria population. Committed to excellence, we provide a wide range of community and acute services throughout the county. Our core principles prioritize clinical leadership, quality, patient experience, staff satisfaction, and financial responsibility. As an inclusive and compassionate employer, we are focused on fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our local community.

Job Description


  • Essential: BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent, MSc in Healthcare Science or equivalent, HCPC registration.
  • Desirable: Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent, Foundation Management Certificate or equivalent.


  • Essential: Staff supervision within an NHS laboratory, extensive relevant technical/clinical experience, familiarity with quality, finance, staffing, and risk assessment policies and procedures.
  • Desirable: Audit experience.


  • Essential: Continuing professional development, specialist knowledge in area of practice, familiarity with complex analytical and stock management systems, EQA and IQA procedures.
  • Desirable: Equality impact assessment, quality management, UKAS standards.


  • Essential: Technical competence, effective communication, leadership, ability to use IT systems, good hand-eye coordination, ability to organize and motivate teams, ability to instigate corrective actions and evaluate training.
  • Desirable: Complex statistical analysis, familiarity with Trust and departmental health & safety procedures.

Other Requirements:

  • Essential: Flexible approach to working patterns, ability to travel independently between hospital sites, commitment to CPD.
  • Desirable: Driving license.

Important Information

  • Applicants must ensure eligibility for employment in the UK, particularly regarding Health and Care Visa or Skilled Worker Visa requirements.
  • Candidates may be subject to DBS checks as mandated by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
  • Relocation assistance may be available for certain posts.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email to select an interview time.
  • Applicants with disabilities or covered by the Armed Forces Covenant meeting essential criteria are guaranteed an interview.

Employer Details

Employer: North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address: Cumberland Infirmary, Newtown Road, Carlisle, CA2 7HY

Website: NCIC NHS Trust

For further information and to apply, please visit our website.

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