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Genetics Laboratory Operational Lead (XR08)

Job Reference: 298-PATH-397

298 Genetics Laboratory - SJH
St James University Hospital
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Operational Lead Genetics Laboratory

Band 8a, 37.5 hours per week, full time

6 month secondment


The Genetics Laboratory at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) are looking for an enthusiastic individual from Pathology to help us deliver excellent, high-quality integrated care to our patients, in keeping with the Trust’s wider vision.


A motivated and enthusiastic manager is required to take this role and to help the laboratory to become a provider of choice for Genetic services.


The post holder will have responsibility for overseeing the operational running of the Genetics Laboratory which includes Constitutional, Acquired and Prenatal Genetic testing. They will play a major role in the development and implementation of the long term strategy for the delivery of the services as determined by the Service Manager and Clinical Lead and within the newly established Yorkshire, Humber and the North East Genomics Laboratory Hub (YNE GLH).


The post holder will be responsible for the continual service development of the laboratory both through the evolution of processes and adoption of new services and technologies to meet the requirement of our current and future users.


The post-holder may be required to travel to laboratories at other locations primarily within Yorkshire to network and establish regional patient testing pathways with the YNE GLH.


The post-holder will have responsibility for the Genetics Laboratory budget, and will partake in financial reviews as part of CSU business planning. The Operational Lead will also play an active role in people governance including the training and support of scientific and medical staff.


For further information or an informal chat, please contact or

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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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.

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