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Genomics Implementation Support Officer

Job Reference: 990-NHSEI0170LN-A

NHS England and NHS Improvement
Skipton House, London
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

The NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS):


The GMS approved by the NHS England Board in March 2017 will be world leading through its intention to introduce cutting edge genomic technologies up to the level of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) into routine care in the NHS in 2019. This builds upon the NHS contribution to the 100,000 Genomes Project (the Project) and the establishment by NHS England of 13 NHS Genomic Medicine Centres (GMCs) and will encompass ongoing genomic projects inclusive of those emerging from the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy (LSIS) and those genomic projects linked to research and development both nationally and internationally.




NHS England is now establishing a Genomics Programme coordinated and led by a new Genomics Unit (GU) with three main delivery components:


    • Policy and strategy (inclusive of genomic test evaluation and strategy), industry and academic collaborations (the latter in close collaboration with NIHR and the LSIS), partnerships (Genomics England and others), Department of Health and Social Care governance arrangements (incorporating the new Ministerial National Genomic Board) and international global health genomic collaborations (Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative, NIH sponsored IGNITE network, Global Alliance for Genomics & Health).


    • Operational commissioning of Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLHs) and of the overall GMS inclusive of an evolved role for GMCs and the integration of clinical genetics services and with management and other evidence assimilation to pro-actively direct the commissioning system.


    • Genomic Projects inclusive of completing the NHS contribution to the Project and any new projects arising from the LSIS and from research and industry collaborations.




The GU will encompass the successor arrangements for the UK Genetic Testing Network and will include the Genomics Implementation Unit established to oversee the NHS contribution to the Project. This new unit will also include support for the Clinical Reference Group for Clinical Genetics and the ongoing procurement of the GLH network, the new Genomic Medicine Clinical Service and the future arrangements for NHS GMCs.




The GU will be in the Finance, Commercial and Specialised Commissioning Directorate and will work with all Directorates across NHS England to deliver the overall programme of work. The Unit will report to the Director of Strategy and Policy in Specialised Commissioning, who will oversee in conjunction with the Senior Responsible Officer for genomics, the development of NHS England’s policies and approach to genomics and related issues such as personalised medicine, working closely with relevant National Clinical Directors, Chief Professional Officers and their teams, national Medical Directors and with NHS England’s fieldforce.


The Genomics Implementation Support Officer (band 5) will provide efficient and effective business and administrative support to the GU. This may include diary management, email management, travel arrangements, document creation, production and management and meeting and event coordination on behalf of the GU.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amy Kozaczek, Genomics Governance and Business Lead.


Tel: 07768 487025

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

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