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Organisational and Workforce Development Manager, North Thames Genomic Medicine Service

Fixed Term Contract upto 31st March 2023 (possible secondment opportunity)
The Organisational and Workforce Development Manager is a crucial role to support the North Thames GMS Alliance.
Salary: £54,223-£60,316 per year

Closing date:
3 May 2022

The Organisational and Workforce Development Manager is a crucial role within the North Thames GMS Alliance to support the coordinated development of the multi-disciplinary workforce which is required to embed genomics in to mainstream specialties across the North Thames geography.

About the North Thames GMS Alliance

The NHS North Thames Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMS Alliance) is one of seven Alliances launched in England in January 2021. The GMS Alliances have been created to support the systematic implementation of genomic medicine into the mainstream healthcare system and harness the power of genomics to improve the health of our population. Through this work, the NHS will become the first health service in the world to embed genomics into routine care and make significant strides to create a system focused on improving health, not just by treating illness, but by better understanding the underlying cause, enabling more accurate prediction of disease and tailoring of treatments to individuals.

The North Thames GMS Alliance is a partnership across North East, Central and West London health and care partners including Trusts in West Hertfordshire and Mid and South Essex. The North Thames GMS Alliance is hosted by UCLPartners and supported by Imperial College Health Partners.

The GMSA is working closely with the North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH), who are responsible for providing genomic and genetic testing in our region, led by Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust.

Role responsibilities

The responsibilities of the role include working closely with the NTGMSA Workforce and E&T Lead, building on the work of the NTGLH, to develop a sustainable Workforce and E&T strategy and delivery plan for the multi-disciplinary current and future workforce across the geography.

Responsible for the design and delivery of the workforce development delivery plan to ensure a robust, coordinated and innovative approach across the multi-disciplinary workforce of the NTGMSA, in line with the strategy.

Person Specification



  • Masters level education or equivalent experience in an associated field.


  • Leadership or Management qualification relevant to the NHS



  • Significant experience in HR Organisational and/or workforce development
  • Previous experience of managing a team and supporting their development
  • Considerable experience of building and developing strong and effective teams
  • Form successful working relationships with stakeholders across organisational, geographical and professional boundaries
  • Committed to mainstreaming genomics
  • Demonstrates good strategic awareness of wider NHS issues and the implication of NHS drivers on Trust services
  • Satisfactory record of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Champions equality and diversity


  • Understanding and knowledge of genomic medicine
  • Knowledgeable of funding routes and experienced in writing successful bids

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