Leicester, Leicester
£17,249 per annum + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We’re Anthony Nolan and we save the lives of people with blood cancer who need a stem cell transplant.

We’re unique. Thanks to the incredible donors on our register, our pioneering research and our passionate fundraisers, we give the chance of life to three people a day.

But we won’t stop there. We want to be there for everyone who needs a transplant; from finding a match, through every step of a patient’s transplant journey. And together we can reach the remarkable day when we can save the lives of everyone with blood cancer.

And now we want you to join our lifesaving team. We are looking for a Dedicated Cord Blood Collector to help us save more lives by increasing the amount of cord blood units that we collect from new mothers.

Title:             Dedicated Cord Blood Collector

Salary:           £17,249 per annum

Contract:      Permanent

Hours:           35.25 hours per week

Location:      University Hospitals of Leicester, Maternity Services

Working as part of the Anthony Nolan Cord Blood Collection team in Leicester, our Cord Blood Collection Programme is situated at Leicester Royal University Hospitals of Leicester, Maternity Services.

You will be responsible for gaining appropriate consent from women and carrying out umbilical cord blood collections. Blood from the umbilical cord is normally disposed of after birth but can be used in lifesaving stem cell transplants for patients with blood cancers, such as leukaemia. This provides a vital alternative for patients who cannot find a match on the adult bone marrow donor register run by the charity.

The successful applicant will have a full induction into both Anthony Nolan and the Trust. The ability to work flexible hours, including night shifts is essential as we operate a 24/7 collection programme (enhancement paid for night duty).

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required at the point of job offer.

If successful, you will be employed by Anthony Nolan.

What's in it for you?


  • Pension (employer 5% when you contribute 3% or more),
  • Travel Insurance
  • Interest free Travel Loan
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Life Assurance (4x annual salary)

Wellbeing & Health

  • 27 days annual leave in addition to normal public holidays
  • 24-hour Employee Assistance Hotline
  • Medical Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Gymflex

Family Friendly

  • Paid dependants leave
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption pay
  • Flexible start/finish times (role dependent)

And more! (full list of benefits available on website)

Together, we can save lives. Join our team and give someone a chance of life.

Anthony Nolan is an equal opportunities & living wage accredited employer.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to work in the UK.

You may have interest in the following: Cord Blood Collector, Maternity Care, Phlebotomy, Third Sector, Voluntary Sector, Not for Profit, NFP etc

More about Anthony Nolan
Anthony Nolan

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Posted on: 13 October 2020
Closed date: 09 November 2020
Job ref: 122344CHY
Tags: Operations