SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Band 5 – Phlebotomy Training & Education Lead

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Basildon
  • Salary: £28,407 to £34,581
  • AfC Banding: 5

At Pathology First we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Band 5 Phlebotomy Training & Education Lead. We are looking for an experienced Phlebotomist who is self-motivated, flexible and has a passion for delivering training that truly makes a difference to the team and the patients they look after.

You will be required to work at multiple sites (Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, Southend University Hospital and other local community clinics throughout South Essex) at times between 7am and 7pm depending on the trainees rota.

You will be required to hold a full UK driving license and have access to your own vehicle for work, this is essential because the role involves working across multiple sites in Mid and South Essex.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Co-ordination of all training and education requirements for the Phlebotomy services at Pathology First.
  • Ensuring all our Phlebotomists are trained to the highest standards ensuring compliance with relevant standards.
  • Managing, developing, and promoting the Phlebotomy Academy in Pathology First to train all new and potential Phlebotomy recruits.
  • Developing training materials and course content, using various media.
  • Ensuring all Phlebotomy staff undertake regular competency assessments and their mandatory training.
  • Promoting enhanced competencies and personal development of Phlebotomists, Receptionists, Telephone Support and Portering staff.


  • 5 GCSE ‘O’ levels (Grades A-C) or equivalent to include English or NVQ Level 3 or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 24 months previous phlebotomy experience at supervisory level.
  • Phlebotomy skills and knowledge at expert level.
  • Previous experience of providing training, presenting information and giving feedback to staff.
  • Full UK driving licence and use of car for work.


  • Basic CPR and First Aid.
  • Previous knowledge of ISO15189 and CQC standards.
  • Certified with National Association of Phlebotomist as trainer.

At SYNLAB, we believe in nurturing a culture of well-being and ensuring our employees are supported both professionally and personally. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer an exhilarating rewards package, including our incredible Wellbeing Allowance worth up to £1500 per annum for our esteemed team members working in Band 2 – 6 roles.  Additionally, for band 5 & 6 roles, where night shift is part of the role requirements, you will receive enhanced night shift payment.

About Us

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which is reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff is vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare, therefore, we promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law.

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