Training lead

Location Devon
Discipline: Lab
Salary: £ Up to £23.47 per hour
Contact name: Jodie Osterley

Job ref: PLY003_1614110572
Published: 6 days ago

Long Term Temporary role

We're currently seeking a Plymouth based Training Lead to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

Your responsibilities:

University Hospital Plymouth is on the frontline of fighting Covid 19.

We are recruiting staff for a temp contract until the end of June at a new laboratory based in Plymouth.

We are looking for an experienced individual to fill the role of Lighthouse Laboratory Training Lead. The successful candidate will have experience of training staff of different competency levels, preferably with experience of training in the area of molecular biology or other scientific discipline.

The main purpose of the role is to support the technical and personal development of Lighthouse Laboratory staff through the provision and oversight of training and competency.

The successful candidate will ensure the timely and accurate recording of all training and competency related documentation, identify training needs and work with the appropriate staff to address these needs and ensure the continued maintenance of skills and knowledge required to effectively carry out the role.

Your experience:

This role requires you to be experienced in teaching/training at a higher level, along with a minimum of 2 years post state registration experience

In order to be successful, you'll need the following skills and qualifications:


  • Minimum of 2 years post state registration experience in an accredited laboratory
  • BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences or a degree acceptable to the IBMS and the Health Professions Council (HPC)
  • Experience of teaching/training at a higher level.
  • A recognized qualification in teaching/training or significant demonstrable experience.

In return:

As well as a competitive remuneration package of £23.47p/h, this stimulating role in a startup will be working in a purposeful & inspirational environment. You'll have access to cutting-edge expertise and solutions contributing to the wellbeing of the local community, being part of a highly qualified team and you'll receive comprehensive training.

This role will be working 5 days a week 9 - 5, but there may be some requirement to work outside of these hours. Please speak to our team to learn more.

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focused on delivering the best possible outcome.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today