Current Vacancies

Go to a more accessible version of this jobs board
Please wait, loading

COVID-19 Vacancy Higher Biomedical Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Glangwili Hospital
£21,730 - £23,177 per annum
Salary period
04/10/2022 23:59


Welcome to Public Health Wales, the National Public Health Institute in Wales

Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales

To find out more visit Public Health Wales and read about our Strategic Plan

Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference

Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.



Job overview

We are seeking a Higher Biomedical support worker to join the microbiology team based at Glangwili hospital in Carmarthen. Candidates will need to be enthusiastic, well-motivated and innovative, with good organisational and practical abilities supported by scientific knowledge. Have well developed interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to lead and support individual and team working.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will participate in a wide range of routine laboratory tasks. These include quality control, specimen processing, maintenance of equipment, operation of automated equipment, waste disposal and clerical duties. The post holder will support the provision of microbiological diagnostic services in conjunction with Biomedical Scientific staff. It is essential that the post holder adhers to the strict Health and Safety practices within the laboratory, is able to follow written laboratory standard operating procedures and work alongside qualified BMS staff as part of the team.

The successful candidate will participate in weekday, weekend, bank holiday and unsocial hours working, which is both AFC and EWTD compliant. Contractual 37.5 hours to be worked over a 7 day working week.

Working for our organisation

Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.

Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

To find out more about working for us, the benefits we offer and guidance on the application process, please visit

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GCSE Maths and English and science related subject or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • IBMS Certificate of Achievement Part 1 or willingness to complete.


Essential criteria
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory work
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within a UK microbiology laboratory.


Essential criteria
  • Able to work reliably and efficiently under own initiative and as part of a team
  • Able to accurately follow verbal and written instructions and procedures
  • Good IT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Previous use of the LIMS.
  • Awareness of health & safety issues and good laboratory practice.

Personal attributes

Essential criteria
  • Reliable, conscientious and punctual
  • Ability to accept direction (written and verbal) and take responsibility for own actions.
  • Able to deal with problems in a calm and efficient manner.
Desirable criteria
  • Motivated and enthusiastic about the work and the profession.
  • Keen to demonstrate good personal performance


Essential criteria
  • Willingness to participate in extended working day, weekend and bank holiday rotas within the laboratory.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Stop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesImproving working livesAge positiveCorporate Health StandardsDisability confident leaderCore principlesEmployer pledge demonstrating a commitment to change how we think and act about mental healthStep into healthPrentisiaethau Apprenticeships2022 Stonewall Top 100 Employer

Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Ecclestone
Job title
Senior BMS
Email address
Telephone number
01267 227503

Bronze CHS
Share:  Share this page on Twitter   Share this page in Facebook   Save this page in delicious   Digg this page.   Save this page in LinkedIn   Stumble this page.   Save this page in