Stockton-on-tees, County Durham
REED Talent Solutions
NHS Blood & Transplant receive over 2 million blood donations a year, but you don’t need a medical background or any qualifications to help get them. They just need your friendly, flexible approach to make volunteer donors feel welcome, at ease and valued.
They’ll train you to test if someone can give blood, perform venepuncture (using needles to take blood), update records, use automated blood donation machines and give basic clinical advice and aftercare. Naturally, you’ll need to be comfortable with the sight of blood.
It’s your passion for people and reassuring nature that’s important and will encourage donors to return and bring family and friends along to donate.
You’ll find the camaraderie in the team and sense of pride after each day is hard to beat and enjoy plenty of variety taking the donor through the blood collection process and using our cell separator machines.
You will be working on a shift basis but they will let you know in advance which days and hours you’ll be working. The normal hours for this role are up to 8.5 hours a day. The earliest start time could be 07:00 and due to the current Pandemic circumstances, if on a late shift you would be finishing at 21:00. Weekend and bank holiday working will be required. You can expect to work some long hours, but you won’t be working more than five days a week or even the same days each week.
Working with a mobile donation unit, you will either make your way to your base location and travel with the mobile donation team to the venue for the day or, if better for you, you can meet your team at the venue to start your day when you arrive. If traveling directly to the venue you can obviously claim back any travel expenses and you will be paid for the full day. Please note one of the requirements for the role is a valid driving license and access to a car.
This is a great opportunity for you to work with a fantastic organisation and to become part of a wider team who help save and improve lives.
The NHS Blood & Transplant are an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities they work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community