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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2021.

Senior Genetic Technologist

Job Reference: 349-SMH-053-21

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Genomic Diagnostics Laboratory, Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Genetic Technologist to join the North West Genomic Laboratory Hub (NW GLH) at Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) and be part of one of the largest Acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

This is a permanent position based at the NW NHS Genomics Laboratory Hub (NW GLH) Liverpool site at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. The NW GLH is one of 7 GLHs recently created as part of a national reorganisation to provide a national genomic medicine service. It is a highly regarded, UKAS accredited, NHS clinical service provider of Genomics to a population of 7.2 million people in the North West of England as well as a wide range of national and international specialist referrals. The NW GLH is currently undergoing a significant transformational change program and is in the process of implementing a Whole Genome Sequencing service as well as multiple ancillary projects to support the national genomics service reorganisation.

We are looking for individuals with an enthusiastic and flexible attitude who can lead, manage and develop a specialised section of our technical team. You will have highly specialised knowledge of genomic techniques and ideally be registered as a Genetic Technologist with the Academy for Healthcare Science. You should also have good communication and organisational skills and be able to work to deadlines. You will be responsible for all workforce within the team including supervision of trainee staff and be an integral part of the management team for technical staff and resources. The successful applicants will work and interact with a variety of personnel at all levels, locally, nationally and internationally. At a crucial time of change and development in our technical teams this is an exciting opportunity for experienced staff to develop themselves as managers and upskill their team to produce high quality data from the key techniques used in a genomics laboratory.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameStuart GilliesJob titleTechnical Programme ManagerEmail addressstuart.gillies@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number01517024225

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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