Senior Sister/Charge Nurse Opportunities

Join us and work with an innovative team at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19

Our work has never been more crucial. That’s why we need to grow our teams.
Ella Poppitt

Chief Nurse, Blood Donation

Opportunities for Sister/Charge Nurses

Our work has always been vitally important to the nation’s health, and now, with the investigation into how effective convalescent plasma is for treating coronavirus patients, our services are playing a huge role in the fight against COVID-19.

We’re looking for 25 more Sister/Charge Nurses to help us keep providing our quality service, as well as to meet this increased need.

So, why should you apply?

We collect over 7,000 donations every day, to provide vital blood and blood products to hospitals across the UK, to help save and improve the lives of thousands of people every year.

Our donors are very special people, and we’re looking for people who can make them feel safe, special and well cared for, and create an experience that donors will want to return to, time and again.

We don’t work in hospitals, but we do save lives
It’s a mission you can be proud of

Our teams come from different backgrounds and communities, but they all share the same values. They care about our donors, their families and each other, and they’re dedicated to providing quality products, services and experiences for donors and patients.

Our people are experts in meeting the needs of customers, and we couldn’t be more proud of them. They’re talented people, working together to make our organisation the very best it can be.

About you

As one of our Sister/Charge Nurses, you’ll be caring for people who want to be here – donors doing their bit to help others.

Our clinics are nurse-led, so whether you’re based in one of our Donor Centres or travelling with a Mobile Unit, you’ll enjoy plenty of autonomy. It’s a fast-paced environment, so you’ll thrive on the variety too.

Whether your skills are currently more clinical or leadership-focused, we’ll support you to grow them both. You’ll use clinical judgement to make decisions about donor suitability and ensure that patients receive safe blood and blood products. You’ll develop your management skills too, as you motivate and support a team of Donor Carers in a positive, proactive atmosphere.

We value what you bring

Some nurses join us because they want to take a new career direction, and we offer lots of opportunities for continuing professional development and leadership progression.

Another reason why nurses choose to join NHSBT is more regular or more flexible working hours. There aren’t any night shifts involved in this role either.

You don’t need specialist knowledge to apply for this Band 6 role. As long as you’re an experienced NMC Registered Nurse who can work independently, lead with compassion and resilience and enable change in a fast-moving environment, we encourage you to apply.