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Genomics Informatics Programme Manager

Job Reference: 990-1-EI5299-CE-D

NHS England and NHS Improvement
Skipton House, London
£47,126 - £53,219 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 NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS), approved by the NHS England Board in March 2017, is world leading through the introduction of cutting-edge genomic technologies, including whole genome sequencing into routine care in the NHS.

The NHS GMS builds upon the NHS contribution to the 100,000 Genomes Project and is central to the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan commitments on genomics. The NHS GMS will encompass establishing genomics in routine clinical care and ongoing genomic projects, including those emerging from the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy (LSIS) and research both nationally and internationally.

The Genomics Informatics Programme Manager will provide an effective programme and project management function to the informatics strategy workstream which will be led on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement by the Head of Strategic Informatics, in the Genomics Unit.

The post holder will lead and manage the programme management function and will apply project and programme management methodologies and expertise to ensure the development of all programme documentation, including plans, reports and controls, in accordance with corporate standards.

The post holder will work closely with the Genomics Strategic Informatics Team, and with clinicians and senior managers across the NHS Genomic Laboratory Hubs, to support the development and implementation of a new and integrated informatics system.

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Driving and coordinating the planning and delivery of the programme of work, including the development of project plans with appropriate phasing timescales and budgets to ensure delivery against key project milestones using appropriate project planning approaches;
  • Developing systems for tracking and reporting against the programme plan, enabling accurate reports to be provided;
  • Providing effective support to develop and implement systems to ensure information is properly managed and best practice is shared across the team, Directorate and the wider NHS as appropriate;
  • Organising and facilitating necessary meetings and discussions with a range of internal and external stakeholders party to informatics;
  • Providing regular updates, briefings and progress reports to key stakeholders, senior managers and partners across the programme, both verbal and written, in accordance with emergent formats and timescales;
  • Working across the organisation, with partners and the sector to shareknowledge, ideas and information to inform the development of the programme;
  • Establishing and fostering relationships to facilitate effective liaison and communication;
  • Ensuring that a comprehensive communications plan is in place;
  • Problem-solving, using analysis and evidence as required;
  • Producing a high standard of work completed to time and meeting the expectations of the Genomics Unit.

Please note, this role is a fixed term / secondment for 18 months. Please note that the reason for the fixed term contract is that this post is a time limited piece of work.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDaniel VincentJob titleSenior Business ManagerEmail

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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