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Training Officer

Training Officer – temp role 8 weeks


12-hour shifts; 8am and 8pm starts, 3 days on, 3 days off; 7-day working

Competitive Salary

Our client, a leading provider of life science solutions are now looking for a Training Officer to support their work with Covid-19 testing and clinical trials for a temporary term contract  basis.



  •  Facilitate the  delivery of the Pathology support level 3 Qualifications and Credit Framework 
  •  Attend appropriate internal and external meetings as required, including with Universities/Training Providers and the BSPS Partner Trusts
  •  Keep up to date with NHS Test and Trace requirements
  • Keep up to date with changes within the IBMS, Science Council and HCPC
  • Monitor and set standards of training across the Covid-19 Lighthouse Testing Laboratory
  • Disseminate information relating to best practice throughout BSPS
  •  Networking across a wider HCS network and MSC LETB meetings

Clinical or technical 

  • Carry out continuous evaluation of training programmes within the Covid-19 Lighthouse Testing Laboratory  
  • Perform regular training audits to check CPA/ISO compliant
  • Monitor training matrix
  • Implement the strategic plan in line with workforce profiles and monitor 
  • Seek commissioned places tor relevant training in line with succession plans
  • Develop and manage the Pathology training system, Training Tracker, in respect of the Covid-19 Lighthouse Testing Laboratory

Leadership or managerial

  • Advise trainees on organisational matters relating to their course and uses highly specialised knowledge to support and advise trainees on academic topics
  • Meet regularly with training officers to discuss academic progress and communicate sensitively when investigating any problems 
  • Work in conjunction with General Managers and Lead Scientists within the Covid-19  Testing Laboratory to ensure that staff in departments are providing appropriate training and support
  • Discuss any queries regarding the management or funding of training
  • Attend the University open days as a HCS Ambassador to promote career opportunities.

    Organise local events to coincide with National Science Week and the Surrey Skills Festival
  • Development and maintenance of a system for monitoring and recording  of competencies within the Covid-19 Lighthouse Testing Laboratory
  • Ensures that standards of competency are appropriate for the trainees’ academic level and will support the trainees to meet the professional requirements
  • Ensures that all training officers in laboratories have the appropriate support for development in their roles and provides training opportunities when required
  • Maintains up to date relevant knowledge of educational, professional and scientific issues.
  • To act as a reliable source of information on all training matters
  • Identify required training needs and associated costs
  • Development of Covid-19 Lighthouse Testing Laboratory training budget
  • Report on identified cost pressures and solutions to overcome

Information and reporting

  • To submit written reports to the BSPS Operational Governance Group and/or Covid-19 Lighthouse Laboratory Senior Team
  • Develop training metrics for the Covid-19 Testing Laboratory
  • Monitor progress against metrics
  • Report any shortfalls in training progress
  • Identify and implement training needs for training officers
  • Keep colleagues up to date with changing requirements from the professional bodies (Institute of Biomedical Science, Science Council) and the registration authority (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • Compile Training policies 

Technology or system support

  • Continue to develop and manage the BSPS e-Training System (Training Tracker)
  •  Manage in conjunction with the Quality Department the aspects of the Ipassport system that relates to training within the Covid-19  Testing Laboratory

Essential criteria:

  • Relevant MSc (preferably Biomedical Science) or equivalent
  • Registration with HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist
  • CPD registered with current evidence
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations, COSHH, HPC requirements, A4C KSF process, laboratory accreditation standards and quality issues
  • Ability to travel between BSPS sites regularly
  • Cleared by Occupational Health      
  • Broad knowledge of Pathology specialisms, including terminology in use, diseases, etc.
  • Significant post registration experience as a BMS, ideally with experience in Molecular and/or Virology fields, sufficient to have developed demonstrable skills & knowledge


  • Chartered Scientist status (CSci)
  • NVQ Assessor
  • Additional training qualification
  • Experienced IBMS Portfolio Assessor
  • Experience of teaching undergraduates 
  • Experience in research projects at postgraduate level
  • Experience of appraisal/IPR process and development of PDPs.

This job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to periodic review in association with the post-holder.



* For a full Job Spec please call Vanessa on 0203 750 0575 Ext 302.

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