NHS Shetland

Laboratory Manager

NHS Shetland
Shetland Islands
£49,480 - £53,414 per annum pro rata
24 Aug 2020
21 Sep 2020
Job Function
Department Head, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Laboratory Manager Ref:(29170)

Band 8a – SalaryRange £49,480 - £53,414 per annumpro rata

Plus Distant Island Allowance of £1,895 per annum

Excellent Relocation Package of up to £8000 is available

Seen Island Medics? Been following DCI Perez in BBC1’s “Shetland” series? Want to live and work in “probably the most beautiful part of the UK”?

We are looking for an experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to manage our Laboratory Services. You will have experience of the management or supervision of laboratory staff and be able to support and inspire the Biomedical Scientists and Support workers within our multidisciplinary team. You will have experience of quality management systems and managing change. Experience or qualifications in staff training and quality would be advantageous.

It doesn’t matter what your laboratory discipline; more important is your ability to lead a laboratory that provides an excellent service to its users and island community.

The laboratory processes around 35,000 test requests per year across Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Microbiology; supporting Shetland’s Primary Care services as well as Acute and Elective activity within the Gilbert Bain Hospital.

Come and join us in Shetland it’s a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to www.shetland.org

For an informal discussion, please contact Dawn Smith, Diagnostics and Elective Services Manager on dawnsmith10@nhs.net or 01595 743675. 

From 28th August and 13th September, please contact Sam Willis, Interim Laboratory Manager on 01595 743368 or sam.willis@nhs.net or Kathleen Carolan, Director of Nursing and Acute Services at kcarolan@nhs.net

Closing date:               21stSeptember 2020

Interview date:            TBC

For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants:  if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the Jobtrain website link:


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