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Genomics Implementation Support Officer

Posted: 1 Oct 2020 Closes: 31 Oct 2020
Skipton House, London, United Kingdom £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_QnPFHkzNsOKW

Genomics Implementation Support Officer

Job Reference: 990-1-EI3147-CE-A

Employer: Location: Skipton House, London Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an 'home' office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

The Genomics Medicine Service approved by the NHS England Board in March 2017 will be world leading through its intention to introduce cutting edge genomic technologies up to the level of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) into routine care in the NHS in 2019. This builds upon the NHS contribution to the 100,000 Genomes Project and the establishment by NHS England of 13 NHS Genomic Medicine Centres and will encompass ongoing genomic projects inclusive of those emerging from the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and those genomic projects linked to research and development both nationally and internationally.

As Genomics Implementation Support Officer you will provide high-quality, comprehensive support to the GU and is specifically expected to provide project management support to the science and laboratory workstream. The post holder will:
  • Support teams to ensure that the portfolio of tasks and projects are planned, managed and delivered effectively;
  • Support and inform the targeting of resources by providing high quality support including information and analysis, communications and stakeholder management;
  • Provide high-quality secretariat support to Working Groups and meetings as required, including agenda-setting, drafting correspondence, minute-taking and managing membership;
  • Design and deliver events such as meetings and workshops, working with colleagues and taking a lead on specific tasks;
  • Ensure milestone plans, risk and issue registers and other key programme management documents are relevant, up to date and aligned with corporate requirements;
  • Provide flexible and agile support for projects within the GU, working with colleagues to manage peaks of activity and to ensure that objectives are delivered;
  • Ensure accurate and open communication and co-ordinate with a range of organisations and individuals, researching and drafting correspondence, papers and reports
  • Be a key member of the team as well as supporting effective communication and stakeholder management, both internally and externally.
This permanent role is suited to someone who has a pragmatic approach to managing deadlines and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment within a national NHS team. Applicants are asked to note the requirements for knowledge and experience of laboratory services and genetic testing, as detailed in the 'person specification' section.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Daniel Vincent

Job title: Senior Business Manager

Email address Daniel.Vincent1@nhs.net

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Please note that we currently do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.

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