Information Technology Lead for North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub Job at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a talented ICT professional to lead and manage the ICT of the Genomic Medicine Service.

NHS England has reconfigured genomic services to consolidate laboratories into seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLH). The North Thames GLH is a partnership led by Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust with partners including Barts Health, Imperial College Hospital and its partner laboratory North West London Pathology, the Royal Marsden Hospital, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Free Hospital with its partner laboratory Health Services Laboratory, and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer and the GLH Leadership, the ICT Lead will setup, lead and develop an ongoing business partner approach to ICT, working closely with the host (GOSH), partner ICT departments, other GLHs, NHS England and research institutions. This is a key role responsible for developing and delivering the ICT strategy to support the consolidation of cancer and rare disease testing services (across the 7 Partner Trusts and 23 other acute and mental health Trusts in our geography), the ability for the GLH to deliver a national service for some testing and the need for us to monitor outcomes so as to continuously improve our genomic service.

We are seeking an individual with significant and proven experience in ICT project and programme management in a comparable context. You will have a strong ability to think strategically about the short, medium- and long-term needs of the GLH. You will possess the ability to understand and translate how technology will enable the unique needs of GLH to deliver genomics across our population and beyond for the benefit of patients. You will be able to communicate and engage with internal and external stakeholders, driving efficiencies, exploiting technological developments and getting best value.

For an informal discussion about the role, contact Joanna Smith, Interim CIO on 020 7405 9200 ext 6917 or James Fisher on [email protected]

Please be advised that:
The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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About the Company

Company: Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Company Location:  London

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