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Filton, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
£1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year

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NHS Blood and Transplant Chief Executive Betsy Bassis
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    "Great team, excellent recruitment process, love it"

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    Current Employee - Donor Carer in London, England
    Current Employee - Donor Carer in London, England
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    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant part-time (Less than a year)


    If you are not afraid of long hours (approx 9.5 - 11 hour days), thrive on working as a team, and genuinely care about people then this is the job for you.
     The training you receive is second to none to become a donor carer as long as you are a self-starter and use your own initiative to get on.
    The teams are really supportive and the supervisors, training supervisors, nurses and other dc’s are superb.
    Recruitment process was fantastic, very supportive and kept me up to date regularly on how my application and referencing was progressing, Be aware that background checks are thorough based on what you will be doing.
    Total package is good - very good pension, holiday allowance, and overtime is paid
    for if your shifts over-run.
    Opportunity to get on if you want to and have the right can-do attitude


    If you are squeamish of blood then probably not the job for you.
    If you are not a people person then you may find this role difficult as it is all about looking after every donor coming through the door,
    The role can involve you working weekdays and weekends, early starts (7am) and late finishes (after 10pm) so you need to be flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Be more present with your teams and listen to what they are saying, make them feel supported and empowered - they have the answers to many of your issues.

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NHS Blood and Transplant photo of: NHSBT is responsible for managing the National Transplant and patients who are waiting for, or who have received, a transplant.
NHS Blood and Transplant photo of: Blood is something we all expect to be there for us when we need it, yet only 4% of us give blood. Many people would not be alive today if it wasn't for the generosity of our donors.
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NHS Blood and Transplant Interviews



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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at NHS Blood and Transplant (Birmingham, England) in February 2017.


    Absolutely appalling interview for a senior post. Started with being sat in a room for 30 minutes to come up with a presentation (no prior notification of subject). Ok, I thought, trying the 'under pressure' angle. During the rest of the interview it was clear that they had not actually reviewed my CV or experience, and the role that they were actually interviewing for was very different to that advertised. So much so, that my experience wasn't relevant. Wasted a day's leave and expense of travel to attend a shambles.

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