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Genomics Laboratory Training Manager (Scientific)

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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The Cambridge Genomics Laboratory (CUH) is pleased to be recruiting a Training Manager to ensure that the Scientific Staff support the Laboratory's aims by providing a professionally competent workforce, while also enabling the Scientific Staff to develop their careers within the Laboratory.

The Training Manager (Scientific Programme) will be responsible for developing scientists for them to attain registration with the either the IBMS or the AHCS, and to achieve higher level professional qualifications. The Training Manager will need to prioritise training availability. You will need to develop SOPs and policies in order to ensure a consistent approach to opportunities is provided.

As the Training Manager will be responsible for ensuring the Laboratory maintains its Training Competency, you must be a HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist.

As the lead laboratory of the East Genomic Laboratory Hub, the Cambridge Laboratory has a critical role in the delivery of genomic services to a population of over 8 million people. You will be joining a dynamic, growing establishment that is developing its staff in a vibrant atmosphere where you will be able to make a real difference to patients who are benefitting from the latest genomic testing technology.

Please contact us for more information or an informal visit.

Main duties of the job

Responsible as Training Manager (Scientific) in collaboration with the GLH Education and Training Lead, for all scientific training within the laboratory environment. Co-operate with the Training Manager (Technical) to ensure education and training provision for all support roles.

Develop and manage the scientific training programme for new and current staff. Develop and manage resources for education and engagement, which may be external to the laboratory.

Manage staff training in order to achieve HCPC registration and higher-level qualifications for staff in relevant posts via: the STP and pre-registration programmes for Clinical Scientists, the HSST programme, FRCPath training, IBMS Certificate of Competence for HCPC Registration and the IBMS specialist portfolio in Molecular Pathology.

Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the professional accreditation for training status of the GLH.

Responsible for maintaining individual professional registration.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 19th May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 13th June 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Degree (first or second class with Honours or higher degree) preferably science related.
  • Postgraduate qualification in a genomic related subject.
  • HCPC Registration as a Clinical Scientist, or nearing registration.
  • Post graduate qualification in education or training, or equivalent experience.



  • Experience of developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Experience of supervising trainees.
  • Experience of working in a clinical genomics laboratory or delivering training in a related field
  • Proven record of CPD.



  • Understands the principles for genomics and the role it plays in patient pathways.
  • Detailed knowledge of training delivery in a diagnostic laboratory A knowledge of education and training theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of the different routes to HCPC Registration as a Clinical Scientist and Biomedical Scientist Knowledge of the wider training programmes available to the scientific workforce.



  • Ability to communicate complex information in both verbal and written formats to varied clinical or non-clinical audiences with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Ability to show initiative to identify and create solutions to problems and challenges
  • Ability to gather and assimilate information i.e. use of internet, networks, professional bodies and relevant databases To seek out, establish and maintain networks and contacts.
  • Computer literacy is essential including word processing, email and spread sheets Accurate record keeping with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines Self-motivated Able to inspire and motivate others.
  • Evidence of ability to supervise and manage a range of projects simultaneously Evidence of the ability to plan, manage and organise own time effectively Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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