Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Production Supervisor (Sterile Services)

Source: Talent GB

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is a community focused provider of local and acute care, providing high quality services to over one million people living across the London boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley.

With a turnover of around £700 million, we provide services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, University Hospital Lewisham and a range of community settings in Lewisham. We also provide some services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

The Trust has 7,000 staff and, in 2020, won a London NHS Parliamentary Award in recognition of a wide range of initiatives to make the organisation a great place to work. The Trust was also a finalist in the 2021 Health Service Journal Awards for this programme, which has succeeded in reducing vacancy rates from a high of 17.5% in 2018 to 8.1% at the time of writing. In addition, the Trust’s staff retention is now in the top five in London, with 89% of staff staying at the organisation, against a median of 81% for peer organisations.

Are you passionate about patients and would like to work for a high quality decontamination services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital that delivers top quality patient care?

Are you interested in developing your knowledge in the decontamination and sterilization of surgical instruments field?

The vacancy:

The Sterile Services Production Supervisor will support the Sterile Services Managers in the day to day running of the Department, taking responsibility for the day to day supervision of staff in the Sterile Services department ensuring the smooth operation and delivery of service within the Trust.

The person:

Applicants must have a good standard of general education, excellent written and verbal communication skills and should have an adaptable, flexible approach to work very well within a team as well as being able to use their own initiative.

They must have an excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office, as the role will require using Microsoft office, surgical instrument tracking and IT systems.

It is essential to have experience of working within a Sterile Services Department as a Supervisor.

The successful applicants will provide a customer focused service to staff, managers, suppliers, colleagues and visitors, so a good standard of spoken English, communication and customer care skills are essential.

The facility:

The department operates seven days a week between the hours of 06:00 to 22:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on the weekends and Bank Holidays.

The working hours of the post are Tuesday to Friday 14:00 – 22:00, Saturday 08:00 – 16:00 and out of hours on call. Candidate must be open to possible shift rotation in a future if there is Department need.

We are a large friendly team with a commitment to high standards and meeting the needs of our customers in this critical area. Without the safe reprocessing of re-usable sterile instruments and equipment patients would not be able to have their operations and outpatient procedures. We are accredited to the Medical Devices Directive, ISO13485 and constantly seek to maintain and improve our quality standards.

Mandatory vaccination in care homes - from the 11th of November 2021, there is a legal requirement that all staff working in or deployed into a CQC regulated care home must be fully vaccinated (received both doses of a recognised vaccine). If your role is covered by the regulation, you are required to proof of full vaccination as part of your pre-employment checks.

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.


3 days ago



London, England

£22,549 - £24,882 per annum plus HCAS

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Tuesday - Friday 2pm-10pm & Saturday 8am - 4am.)

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