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Healthcare Scientists x 2

Job Reference: 425-A-21-47740

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

Healthcare/ Clinical Scientists in Genomics

2 x Band 7 posts (1 permanent; 1 18 months in the first instance)

37.5 hours per week

Vacancies have arisen for 2 Band 7 HCPC registered (or soon to be registered) Healthcare / Clinical Scientists within the Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service (SDGS). Applications from registered Clinical Scientists from other STP disciplines and final year STP trainees are also welcomed.

The vacancies are within both our Oncology and Rare Disease Services. The posts are subject to rotation into other areas in the laboratory. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop highly marketable knowledge, skills and further qualifications such as FRCPath via HSST etc.

The successful applicants will have appropriate HCPC registration (or be close to completing STP training), will be prepared to train in new areas, be excellent communicators and contribute well to teamwork.

SDGS is a fully integrated laboratory with an interdisciplinary workforce of approximately 110 scientific, technical, bioinformatics, informatics and administrative staff. We are based in state-of-the-art facilities in Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, next to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, The University of Sheffield and within close walking distance from Sheffield Hallam University and the city centre. We are part of the Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub (Y&NE GLH) for NHSEngland, and also provide extensive services for non-NHSEngland UK and international referrals. We have active research & Development and clinical trials programmes, collaborating with local universities and with industry partners.

In response to NHS England’s recent Strategy and service Specification for the future of Genomics services in England, Newcastle Teaching Hospitals, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and NewGene successfully formed the Yorkshire and North East Genomics Laboratory Hub; an exciting collaboration to provide services for Genomics across Yorkshire and Humber and the North. The combined size of our geography makes this the largest collaboration in the country with the Trusts offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services with excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

Sheffield, England’s greenest city combines the best of city living (excellent shopping, theatre and live music venues, world class sporting events and excellent transport links) with beautiful countryside - one third of the city lies within the Peak District National Park.

For further details or an informal chat, please contact Harveer Cheema by email -

Closing date: 31 January 2021

Interviews will be held during the 4th week of February and candidates will be asked to prepare and deliver a presentation.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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