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Genomics Contract Manager

Job Reference: 990-1-EI3562-CE-A

NHS England and NHS Improvement
Skipton House, London
£53,168 - £62,001 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 Contract Manager you will define current processes, facilitate discussions and advise colleagues as to how best practice might be adopted in the definition of future processes, document those processes as they are agreed and oversee their delivery. The post holder will:

  • Develop and negotiate contracts for genomic service providers such as the national network of Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs), Genomics England, and the national transport provider.
  • Develop and negotiate contracts to support the delivery of Clinical Genomics Services, GMCs and any other components of the GMS.
  • Support the Genomics Unit to ensure contracts are agreed and signed in line with the national planning timetable and within budget.
  • Support the development and implement negotiation strategies that take account of national NHS approach to key aspects of commercial strategy and cross organisational working to ensure that the optimal commercial model is developed.
  • Provide a lead role in the development of activity plans for contracts within the portfolio, ensuring that strategies for Genomic testing are appropriately reflected.
  • Develop contract KPIs and monitoring processes.
  • Produce monthly performance reports including the development and monitoring of trend information and the production of detailed forecasting across the contract portfolio.
  • Identify risks within the portfolio and develop appropriate mitigation plans and escalate risks appropriately within the Genomics Unit.
  • Provide comprehensive performance reviews on a monthly basis and provide appropriate challenge as necessary; this includes working collaboratively with key teams/functions to understand root cause and develop mitigation actions.
  • Organise and support contract and performance review meetings, including the quarterly Service Improvement Information Groups meetings held with GLH providers. Produce all relevant information to support delivery of meeting objectives.
  • Manage relationship with the cancer programme, specialised commissioning regions, local commissioners (CCGs/STPs/ICSs) and CSUs in all aspects of contract and performance management.

This permanent role (although we would also consider secondments) is suited to someone who will utilise a matrix approach to achieve effective outcomes in negotiation and management of contracts, monitoring the delivery of services and the implementation of strategies and policies to maximise contract and performance delivery.

We will aim to complete shortlisting within two weeks of the advert closing, with interviews taking place during the following fortnight (ie within 4 weeks of the advert close date).

Vacancy may close early.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Daniel Vincent

Job title: Senior Business Manager

Email address:

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.

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