Ref: 1626752

Original Listing

Company: 1626752

Salary: £49,341 - £60,226 per annum

Closing Date: Closing date: 8 Apr 2019

Location: Cambridge, Eastern

919-DS-29274500-EXT - Bacteriology Service Manager - Microbiology



Job Reference Number: 919-DS-29274500-EXT

Job title: Bacteriology Service Manager

Employer: Public Health England

Department: National Infection Service

Locations: Cambridge

Salary: CS Grade 7

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 8th April 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Public Health England (PHE) provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health. Its ambition is to lead nationally and enable locally a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health. It will be a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.

The PHE East of England (EofE) Clinical Microbiology and Public health Laboratory (CMPHL) Cambridge service is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Bacteriology Service Manager to provide leadership and management to a busy department which also provides comprehensive Molecular and Virology services

We offer an extensive repertoire of tests for multiple acute trusts and primary care services in the East of England performing in excess of 2 million tests per annum. The laboratory acts as a referral centre for other laboratories and provides public health services in response to outbreak investigations. The laboratory works closely with the PHE Microbiology laboratories sited at Ipswich, West Suffolk and Colchester. The Cambridge laboratory holds ISO 15189 accreditation with UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). You will require a good understanding of the current ISO standards and Health and Safety regulation which apply to medical laboratories and be able to ensure compliance.

You will work alongside the Virology and Molecular Service Manager and you will be accountable to the CMPHL Laboratory Manager(s) and ultimately to the PHE EofE Regional Head of Operations for the operational delivery of the Cambridge Service, working closely with the Microbiology consultants for service provision. You will ensure efficient and effective use of resources to deliver a safe and high quality service to patients and clinicians to agreed performance targets and standards.

You will have overall day to day line management responsibility for all non-medical bacteriology staff. Duties will include recruitment, career development and implementation of PHE and Trust policies. From a strategic perspective, you will also work closely with Laboratory Managers at the other PHE EofE sites and the Clinical Service Director and contribute to the development and implementation of service and corporate strategies.

You will be expected to be a highly self-motivated individual who is able to display a positive, forward thinking attitude and have highly developed specialist knowledge and extensive experience in Clinical Microbiology.

You must be educated to either a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science or be a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS) or demonstrate equivalent level of knowledge. You must be able to demonstrate sufficient post education experience and on-going professional development.

You must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Ideally you will hold a Postgraduate Management qualification or have equivalent level of knowledge, experience and evidence of on-going professional development. Ideally you will be able to demonstrate laboratory management experience, including health and safety, financial and human resources responsibilities. It is essential that you can evidence strong leadership skills and a willingness to embrace and effectively manage change to overcome the significant challenges facing service delivery from a local, regional and national perspective.

The ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods is essential, including (email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). You will be required to co-ordinate and chair meetings, to maintain laboratory documentation to a high standard and to analyse data and write reports and business cases

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer

Option 3 – External

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).