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Fertility Lab Manager (fixed term)

Complete Fertility Centre

Southampton, United Kingdom

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Job title: Fertility Laboratory Manager

Job reference number: FLM002

Full time/ part time: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: NHS Band 8a equivalent (commensurate with experience)

Vacancy closing date: Friday 9th August 2019


Job description

An excellent career opportunity has arisen to become a key senior member of Complete Fertility Centre in the Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton, UK. We are seeking to add a talented and experienced Fertility Laboratory Manager to our team on a fixed term basis for 8 months.


Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Delivering a high quality embryology and andrology service through clinical assessment, and the planning, undertaking and evaluation of embryology and andrology procedures
  • Being an active member of the multi-disciplinary senior management team, to assist in the provision of a comprehensive and HFEA-compliant assisted conception service
  • Achieving and maintaining consistently excellent results with respect to internal and external benchmarks
  • Supervising and managing the laboratory, quality management and donation teams
  • Providing strong leadership and high standard of training for junior members of staff
  • Analysing clinical information and undertaking clinical assessments
  • Undertaking daily clinical embryology tasks in the IVF and andrology laboratories, including ICSI
  • Participating in the on call and weekend rota



The successful candidate must:

  • Have at least 5 years practical experience in all aspects of clinical embryology, including ICSI
  • Have least 2 years experience in a leadership role in an IVF laboratory
  • Hold an MSc or higher in a biological science or other relevant subject
  • Hold ACE Certificate in Clinical Embryology or equivalent
  • Be HCPC registered or eligible to apply
  • Have an in depth knowledge of the HFEA Code of Practice and EUTCD regulations
  • Have a thorough and up to date knowledge of scientific theory and best laboratory practice
  • Have a good awareness and understanding of current issues in assisted conception


In addition, they will also be highly motivated to lead others, an excellent communicator, organised and able to work under pressure, versatile and flexible, compassionate and empathetic, have excellent attention to detail and show good initiative.


We welcome international applications from Embryologists with the appropriate level of experience and understanding of UK regulation.


Full job description and person specification available on request.


About Complete Fertility Centre

Originally established in 2010, Complete Fertility is the newest addition to the worldwide family of Virtus Health fertility clinics, and the first in the UK. Virtus Health is a global leader in IVF and fertility treatment and Australia’s biggest provider of assisted reproductive services. Complete Fertility, together with Virtus Health, brings a world class team of fertility specialists, scientists, researchers and support staff to provide the very best in fertility care and related services to patients.


At Complete Fertility Centre Southampton we currently perform around 500 cycles IVF/ICSI per year. In addition, each year, we perform over 2,000 diagnostic semen analyses, IUIs, sperm freezing and run a large donor bank which involves recruiting our own donors. With close links to the University of Southampton, we regularly participate in exciting large scale multicentre research studies. We are a close-knit and supportive team of around 35 staff, with a focus on patient care, research and innovation.


Application details

To apply, or for more details, please send a CV and covering letter to Charissa Watchorn, Deputy Fertility Laboratory Manager, , 02381 20 8407, www.completefertility.co.uk

Closing Date:  09 August 2019

< Application details are listed in job description >

Contact: Charissa Watchorn
Complete Fertility Centre
Princess Anne Hospital
Southampton, United Kingdom
SO16 5YA
Phone: 02381 20 8407
Informal Enquiries:
Website: https://www.completefertility.co.uk/
Applications: Online Submission Link

Date Added: 10 July 2019    

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