SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Band 7 Transformation Team Manager- Blood Sciences

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Basildon, Essex, Southend
  • Salary: £43,742 to £50,056 + £5,000 joining bonus
  • AfC Banding: 7

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and passionate individual to join our organisation as a Team Manager specialising in the delivery of projects and improvement initiatives within our Blood Sciences Team.  This role will require flexibility to work across all of our three sites, two of which are in Basildon and the third in Southend.  In this pivotal role, you will be working closely with the Operations Manager for Blood Sciences, to identify and implement process improvements and efficiencies within the Blood Sciences Departments.

The role will require a high degree of biomedical scientific skills and process knowledge. You will work with managers to ensure the successful delivery of new solutions, and implementation of service and process improvements to the required quality, within budget and deadlines.

With your exceptional leadership skills, you will support the creation of a culture that embraces managed change and continuous improvement through acting as a role model for transformation and sharing those skills to empower local teams.

Pathology First operates over three sites using a hub and spoke model. Our hub site offers a high throughput service for our non-urgent community work, and specialist testing comprising factor assays, haemoglobinopathy screening, flow cytometry, Serum electrophoresis, Free light Chains , Autoimmunity and Allergy screening.

Our two hospital laboratories at Southend and Basildon provide urgent testing for acute admissions and inpatients with a full hospital transfusion service, this includes serving the cardiothoracic centre at Basildon, and a substantial oncology and haemato-oncology workload. The Southend site boasts an anticoagulant clinic where Biomedical Scientists use INR Star software for warfarin dosing. Our laboratories receive approximately 1.2M FBC and coagulation samples, 100K transfusion samples and approximately 325,000 clinical biochemistry samples per year.

The departments are equipped with, Beckman Coulter DXHs, Werfen ACL-TOPs Ortho Visions and Bio-Rad D100s. The main biochemistry analyser platforms are Beckman Coulter, backed up with Roche. The biochemistry repertoire includes CO2, lactate, osmolality, ammonia, bile acids, troponin T, BNP, xanthochromia, haematinics, therapeutic drugs, thyroid hormones, procalcitonin, prolactin, BHCG and cortisol. We are exploring options for Vitamin D, PTH, PLGF1 and NSE.  The main IT platform for all sites is Clinisys WinPath Enterprise.

A thorough understanding of biomedical process flow is required. You will need to be conversant with the main laboratory information management system, and with middle-ware packages. There is a quality management system to ISO 15189 standards, within which you will be required to operate, particularly getting involved in audit and the investigation of adverse occurrences. The role includes a considerable commitment to providing training in Blood Sciences at all levels.

Qualifications and experience:


  • HCPC State Registration as a Biomedical Scientist, with evidence of Continued Professional Development.
  • High level working knowledge of biomedical techniques and practices at post honours degree level.
  • Expert interpretive and diagnostic skills.
  • Knowledge of National guidelines and protocols relating to specific disciplines
  • High degree of accuracy and numeracy
  • Good knowledge of computer applications and LIMS including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Statistical Packages
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Leadership qualities


  • Management Qualification to ILM level 3 or relevant experience.

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. For Band 7 – 8c roles, a discretionary team performance bonus payment worth up to 5% of salary per annum.

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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