Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.
We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain. Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.
The Newborns Genome Programme is a new strategic initiative for Genomics England. The programme aims to design and deliver a research pilot over the next three years explore the benefits and challenges of using whole genome sequencing to screen for childhood-onset rare actionable genetic conditions, accelerate research into treatment and diagnostics, and explore the implications of storing an individual’s genome for lifetime.
This role will work closely with NHSE, maternity and child health services, the genomic medicine service and other healthcare professionals to define and deliver the implementation strategy for the Newborns Programme. This role will also manage a small team who will together work with implementation sites to deliver the pilot model.
You can view more information about the programme here: Newborn Genomes Programme
Skills and Experience for Success
You will have substantial experience in delivering healthcare research in the NHS or implementing change projects and be and an advocate for change driven by genomic healthcare.
Your strong interpersonal skills will help you engage with both internal and external stakeholders to build trusted relationships, both technical and non-technical.
Using your excellent analytical skills, you will be able to identify patterns, trends and issues. You’ll be adaptable; flexing to meet shifting priorities, demands and timelines using your inquiring and problem-solving capabilities, reacting to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
A self-starter, you’ll quickly get up to speed on complex topics and use political sensitivity to successfully complete on deliverables.
Your excellent written and verbal communication, and the ability to listen, will allow you to be pragmatic in your deployment of empathy and diplomacy.
While no essential qualifications are required, some form of experience in genomic or healthcare and/or Project or Programme Management accreditation.
Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the long-term opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:
- competitive salary
- 30 days holiday
- generous pension scheme
- individual learning budgets for every colleague
- a raft of other benefits
Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.
As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare.
Genomics England operate a blended working model, as we know our people appreciate the flexibility. We expect most people to come into the office 2 times each month as a minimum. However, this will vary according to role and will be agreed with your team leader. For some people this is 1 day a quarter, for others it is several days a week. There is no expectation that staff will return to the office full time unless they want to. The exception would be some of our roles that would require you to be on site full time e.g., lab teams, reception team.
Our teams and squads have, and will continue to, reflect on what works best for them to work together successfully and have the freedom to design working patterns to suit, beyond the minimum. Our office locations at the moment are Cambridge and Farringdon (London) and in Autumn 2022 we are relocating our London office location to Canary Wharf. We will also be expanding our regional offices.
Looking ahead to our move to Canary Wharf, we will be designing our new space with blended working in mind, and with the flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns. During the pandemic we will be following government advice on working from home guidance.
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