Assistant Anatomical Pathology Technician

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GBP £31,434 to £32,577 31434




Children, Adults & Community Health


Public Health

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent - Part Time

Closing date


Salary is pro-rata (35 hours per week)

Hackney Mortuary operates under the Public Health Directorate and currently performs between 200-250 postmortems a year.

We are currently looking for a fully qualified APT to work as part of a small 2 person team at Hackney Public Mortuary, based within St John at Hackney Church Gardens on Lower Clapton Road. The successful post holder will work a 35 hour week with no on call rota, although ad-hoc overtime may be necessary from time to time.

You will assist the Mortuary Manager and Head of Public Health in managing the day to day running of the Mortuary and assist in the efficient delivery of the Coroner’s service.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

– Assisting the manager in the overall day to day running of the mortuary service and in the upkeep of the mortuary building

– Assisting the manager in ensuring the mortuary service operates under all current good practice guidelines, HTA legislation and codes of practice, and operational protocols

– Assisting the manager in ensuring all documentation is stored electronically, has full traceability and follows all Data Protection Guidelines

– Assisting the pathologists in undertaking postmortems on behalf of the Coroner

– Reconstructing to a high standard after the postmortem and to undertake viewings where requested

– To Deputise in the manager’s absence

The candidate will be required to demonstrate the following skills:

– To be able to work independently, or as part of a team, and to have good time management skills

– To be able to deal with potentially infectious and distressing cases

– To have good interpersonal and communication skills

– To be well organised with good administrative and computer skills

You must possess a RIPHH Certificate and Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology at Level 3 and 4 or the new RSPH Diploma Level 3 and 4 in order to be considered for this role. Those studying to complete their Level 4 are welcome to apply also.

Please note – the normal hours of operation are from 07:00 to 15:00 and it is essential that you are able to work these hours.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing date for applications: 26 January 2020

Interviews: 06 February 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.