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Healthcare Science Practitioner Specialist

Job Reference: 269-SFT4979

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Salsibury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury
£30,041 - £37,267 pro rata pa

Voted by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Britain, Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, Salisbury also has one of the 31 UNESCO world heritage sites in the UK in the form of Stonehenge and in addition boasts a number of museums and famous landmarks which are well worth a visit. Alternatively, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible.


BAND 6 - part time – permanent; (0.6 wte to be worked Mon-Wed)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time, permanent Healthcare Science Practitioner Specialist/ Senior Genetic Technologist to join our innovative and dedicated Genomics team based at the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

The Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, a member of the Wessex and West Midlands Genomic Laboratory Hub (WWMGLH), is a UKAS accredited laboratory at the forefront of NHS Genomic Medicine, providing state-of-the-art integrated diagnostic testing services for the diagnoses of rare disease and cancer at a national and international level. The laboratory has a close association with the Wessex Clinical Genetics Service, the University of Southampton and hosts high profile basic academic research.

The key role of the successful candidate will be to provide specialist technical and analytical services for both rare disease and cancer clinical indications. They will lead a team of Genetic Technologists and HCS support staff in pre-analytical processes in close liaison with the Technical Services Manager. Excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail and ability to carefully follow standard operating procedures is of paramount importance. Ability to trouble shoot, problem solve and work on own initiative when appropriate is required Applicants must have a recognised degree, preferably in a life science; extensive relevant laboratory experience equivalent to postgraduate diploma level of knowledge is essential.

We are committed to the training and continuing development of all staff. We encourage and support technologists to gain professional registration with the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Samantha Baker ( Tel. 01722 429080

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at Salisbury District Hospital, a daily charge applies. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through the bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, martial status and age.


If this job requires you to have DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment, you will be required to replay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed in installments from your salary. Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13 per annum but you need to sign up for this via their website.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required.


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