Previous Opportunities

National Medical & Scientific Director

Consultant Type A C1
This position is now closed to applications.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service offers a number of specialist services to hospitals throughout Ireland. These include clinical and diagnostic services, the National Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Reference Laboratory, the Irish Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry and the Tissue Bank. Our head office is located at the National Blood Centre in the heart of Dublin city. We currently employ over 590 staff at the NBC and around our 7 centres in Ireland.

The Medical and Scientific Director (M&SD) is central to the effective delivery of a safe and sustainable blood supply to the patients of Ireland.

Accountable to the Chief Executive, this is a demanding senior post, requiring exceptional technical knowledge as well as proven leadership, management and communication skills. The M&SD leads the medical and scientific staff to deliver this mission and has line responsibility for all consultant medical staff. You will be expected to design, lead and deliver a program of research and be a strong independent and trusted leader for the IBTS.

The role shares responsibility for the quality of the services provided by IBTS and for both strategic direction and the financial well-being of the organisation. This will include a central role in driving forward a culture of change, innovation and service transformation.

As Medical and Scientific Director you will need to have a significant academic profile and have strong leadership qualities in medical and scientific research and teaching.

The successful candidate will have at least ten years’ experience (post full registration entitlement) in the practice of the medical profession, including not less than eight years’ experience in haematology or in blood transfusion medicine. Significant practical management experience will be required as will a strong track record in research including securing research funding and publication.

Further information is available at

For a confidential discussion contact Lorraine Porteous or Catriona Mackie, at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

Initial interviews: week commencing 9th November 2020
Final interviews: week commencing 23rd or 30th November 2020