Head of Haematology

Head of Haematology

Job Type: Head of Haematology

Salary: £Competitive DOE plus 33 days holiday, life assurance and excellent pension scheme

Hours: 40 hours pw. 

Location: Lancashire, UK

Job ref: 7921

Here at VF Recruitment, we are working with our clients, an independent veterinary diagnostic laboratory, dedicated to the improvement of animal health through direct support of veterinary practices in the UK and worldwide. They have been delivering service for over 30 years, and we are helping them to find their next hire!

You, the Head of Haematology will:

  • Responsible for the organisation of the lab staff, liaising with the Ops Manager as necessary.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and HR.
  • Responsible for Health and Safety.
  • Examination of Blood smears.
  • Produce and maintain a training plan for their team.
  • Establish and validate methods of examination of samples, liaising with the Operations Manager, Laboratory Manager, Quality Manager and customer facing teams as necessary to ensure best practice for sample handling and analysis.
  • Responsible for the production and maintenance of written Standard Operating Procedures and compliance with these to ensure the quality of results.
  • Performing method reviews to ensure the most appropriate standards are in use and that the methods are continuing to fulfil the needs of the client.
  • Understand the requirements of laboratory customers and incorporates these into the operation of the department.

Candidate criteria:

  • Degree or HNC in appropriate subject.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant laboratory experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Demonstrates a detailed understanding of the important elements of laboratory diagnostic testing.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Computer literate.


  • 33 days paid holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Extra holidays for long service
  • Life assurance benefit
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site parking

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now!

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