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Quality H&S Lead

Job Reference: 425-A-19-25520

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum

Quality, Health and Safety Lead in Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Department


A vacancy has arisen for a Quality and Health and Safety lead in the Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service. The role will primarily be responsible for managing and delivering the Quality Management and Health and Safety processes of the laboratory to ensure smooth and safe running of the service and to maintain the department’s UKAS ISO 15189 accreditation, working closely with the Head of Laboratory and service leads, and with the divisional Quality Manager.


The successful applicant will have a range of evidenced experience of quality management preferably including ISO 15189 in a laboratory environment; will be familiar with using a quality management system and experience of supporting or managing health and safety delivery within a laboratory environment. The post holder will lead a small team consisting of themselves and a quality assistant, and direct the quality management of a multidisciplinary laboratory team to support all the quality activity in the department,


Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service is a fully merged Genomics laboratory within the Pharmacy Diagnostics and Genetics Division at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Departmental Quality Management is supported by a divisional Quality Team led by a Senior Quality Manager. The laboratory is now part of the Yorkshire and North East Genomic Laboratory Hub, working closely with colleagues in the Leeds and Newcastle genetics laboratories. This role will include developing and delivering a joint Quality Management System for the GLH as part of the GLH quality team.

Sheffield, England’s greenest city, combines the best of city living (excellent shopping, theatre and live music venues, world class sporting events and excellent transport links) with beautiful countryside - one third of the city lies within the Peak District National Park.


For further details, please contact Andrew Marland, Deputy Head of laboratory services on (0114) 2717021 or email


An application can only be made via the NHS Jobs website


Interviews will be held on the 22nd February 2019 and will involve a presentation on the day.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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