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Genomics LIMS and IT Manager

Job Reference: 269-SFT5205

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury
£37,570 to £43,772 pa pro

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.


Genomics LIMS and IT Manager

BAND 7 – 37.5hr a week (Mon – Fri 9.00–5.30)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic IT systems administrator to join our innovative and dedicated Genomics team based at the Wessex Regional Genetics Lab, Salisbury District Hospital as a Genomics LIMS and IT Manager.

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 clinical services based at University Hospitals Southampton as well as the University of Southampton, and hosts high profile basic academic research.

The key role of the successful candidate will be to take a leading role in the provision, maintenance and development of specialist laboratory information management systems as well as service redesign, innovation and development. Applicants must have a Degree in a Computer Science or related subject, or the equivalent professional experience, and be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge / competency in a range of key areas to the equivalent of a postgraduate diploma level of knowledge.

The Trust offer excellent staff benefits including on site Leisure Club, Children’s Day Nursery and Holiday Playscheme, an Education Centre and Medical Library as well as holiday entitlement of 27 days dependent on length of service, 8 bank holidays.

For further details / informal visits contact Chris Mattocks by e-mail at

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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