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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2021.

East GMSA Strategy Director

Job Reference: 358-3200721-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£75,914 - £87,754 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly established East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA) as the Strategy Director.

We are seeking an exceptional, dynamic and ambitious individual to lead on the delivery of a number of national priorities for the NHS Genomics Medicine Service and local Transformation Programmes over a large and complex geography covering the East of England and East Midlands.

The East GMSA is an Alliance Partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. While recruitment for this role is being coordinated by CUH, the successful candidate will be employed by and located at the nearest NHS Trust Alliance Partner within the East GMSA.

Length and type of contract is flexible (substantive/3yr fixed term/3yr secondment).

Main Duties of the Job

  • Providing system-wide leadership for regional and national priorities.
    Running the East GMSA PMO

  • Strengthening partnerships and rapidly developing a functional and effective GMSA network across a wide and complex geography

  • Leading on the production and implementation of Annual Business Plans

  • Developing future strategies (regional, national and international) to secure benefits of the Genomic Medicine Service across the health and care system

  • Foster multi-disciplinary and cross-boundary collaborations to enable equitable access to genomic medicine

  • Implementing large-scale change and new models of care across complex geographies

  • Reporting progress to the East GMSA Partnership Board and NHSE/I Genomics Unit

Please note:- Internal applicants on a permanent contract can apply as permanent, but if you're looking at the 3 year option, you can only apply as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

This vacancy will close on 13th June 2021

Interviews are due to be held on 28th June 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Conor Ward, Resourcing Lead via 0116 258 6383

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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