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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2021.

Genomics Implementation Support Officer

Job Reference: 001-AC601-1121

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Medical Genetics
University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park Way
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

The All Wales Medical Genomics Service (AWMGS) is offering an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as a Genomics Implementation Support Officer.

Where candidates are successful at interview, remote and flexible working arrangements will be taken into consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

This is a new post and will be focussed on supporting R&D and management of strategic change in the All Wales Genomics Laboratory.

Working closely with the AWMGS Quality Team and Programme Management Office, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in quality assured project delivery.

The role will allow the successful candidate to undertake a variety of tasks, and will include the following -

  • Project planning and management
  • Preparation of quality assurance documentation, use of the Quality Management System
  • Laboratory processing of new technologies, equipment or chemistry
  • Preparation and delivery of training material
  • Engagement with internal and external stakeholders
  • Data analysis and troubleshooting
  • Participation in, and facilitation of meetings/workshops

The successful candidate will work in a field that is growing and changing rapidly, and must have an enthusiastic and adaptable approach to their role and are willing to learn, training will be provided as required.

AWMGS is a major stakeholder in the Welsh Government’s plan to create a sustainable, internationally-competitive environment for genetics and genomics. In July 2017 the launch and investment of monies to support the Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy is looking to develop a service that is innovative, responsive and well-connected to the major genetics and genomics initiatives that are evolving worldwide.

Experienced applicants without registration will be considered and appointed appropriately until qualifications are achieved

The Directorate encourages personal development and you will be expected to take an active part in the appraisal process. Not only is this a busy and challenging specialty but you would also be joining a friendly, dedicated team in Medical Genetics.

We are looking for individuals who share the core values of the organisation:

  • We care about the people we serve and the people we work with
  • We trust one another
  • We respect each other
  • We take personal responsibility
  • We treat people with kindness
  • We act with integrity

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Megan Fealey

Genomics Implementation Officer

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