Genomics Transformation Programme Manager

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
January 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:£48,526 - £54,619
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 24 month
Working Time:Full time
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Genomics Transformation Programme Manager Band 8a

Main area

Clinical Genetics


Band 8a


Fixed term: 24 months


Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£48,526 - £54,619 pa

Salary period



31/01/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

UHS is the lead organisation for Wessex in the delivery of genomics, which is a transformational strategy toward personalised medicine. It is working in partnership with Wessex Genomics Laboratory Service and peripheral laboratories to deliver a new Network for the region, as well as being part of the wider Consortia as the Central South-West Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (CSW-GMSA)..

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team as a programme manager working in partnership with the Wessex Cancer Alliance with a specific focus on the Genomic Medicine Transformation Programme for patients with cancer, encompassing the six acute hospitals within Wessex and including primary care.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

Please refer to the job description

What we're looking for

We put Patients First in our work to improve their experience of care at UHS, we Work Together with a wide range of departments and organisations as partners, and we are Always looking to Improve our trust services for the public, patients and staff.

You'll need :

  • The personal drive to work independently but with the support of an established team
  • A sound knowledge of the current NHS structure and strategic context
  • A keen eye for detail and financial competence
  • Have excellent communication and influential skills for a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Able to be an ‘honest broker' managing conflicting priorities and agendas in the best interest of the Trust
  • An ambition to learn every day
  • A track record of success in delivering change and project management in a complex healthcare setting
  • Ability to meet challenging deadlines and work as a team player
  • Additional information

    Interviews will be held on Monday, 20th February 2023

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent
  • Project Management Qualification eg MSP, Prince 2 (advanced) or equivalent experience
  • Management Qualification or equivalent experience
  • Benefit Realisation qualification or equivalent experience
  • Specialist knowledge over more than one discipline/function acquired over a significant period
  • Desirable criteria
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Lean/Quality Improvement
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Sound understanding of the complexities of an acute teaching hospital
  • Ability to hold people to account for their actions
  • Ability to work under pressure within a cooperative multi-disciplinary team based environment
  • High level analytical and interpretation skills with a demonstrated ability to use process maps/flows
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (word, excel, Visio, power point)
  • Ability to coach and mentor effectively able to plan and organise ongoing complex activities and programmes
  • Ability to demonstrate a proactive approach to programmes to improve work procedures and own personal development
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Provide and receive highly complex, sensitive and contentious information in addition to communicating this within an environment where there are significant barriers to acceptance which need to be overcome
  • Self-motivating and able to act on their own initiative, able to work independently
  • Able to work with a great degree of flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to deal with frequent periods of intense concentration
  • Good self-awareness
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of lean and/or six sigma tool, techniques and principles
  • Sound knowledge of Lean and Agile Methodology Experience of using MS Project and Share Point (or similar on-line collaboration tools)
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Experience of working as a lead member of a PMO
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Previously responsible for a budget, involved in budget setting and working knowledge of financial processes
  • Knowledge of programme office structures and systems
  • Experience of successfully delivering major change projects and initiatives
  • Experience of influencing and providing strategic advice to Boards and committees
  • Experience of managing mixed delivery teams, including contractors and consultants to achieve a successful outcome
  • Experience of analysing and communicating highly complex information and contentious information and presenting to a wide range of audiences
  • Experience of successfully delivering major complex change projects/programmes and initiatives
  • Experience of receiving highly complex facts and information regarding situations and making judgements which require the analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options
  • Experience of working in a team which formulates long term, strategic plans involving uncertainty and has impacted across whole organisations
  • Experience of responsibility for policy implementation and or service development for a directorate or equivalent
  • Desirable criteria
  • Working within an NHS teaching hospital in a managerial role
  • NHS operational experience or general awareness
  • Experience of successfully delivering major change projects and initiatives
  • Experience of the 100,000 Genomic Project
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of an organisation including senior management and executive
  • Convey highly complex, sensitive and contentious information to Trust Boards, Committees and large stakeholder audiences
  • Demonstrably able to work in a fluid and highly dynamic environment
  • Ability to constructively challenge and problem solve
  • Flexibility in approach to different audiences
  • 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.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    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.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and 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, marital status and age.

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  • Personal Specification (PDF, 188.6KB)
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    Humraj Sahota

    Job title

    Care Group Manager – Specialist Medicine

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