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Band 8a Deputy Quality Manager / Principal Clinical Scientist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the North West Genomic Laboratory Hub (NW GLH) for a Deputy Quality Manager / Principal Clinical Scientist. This is a permanent Band 8a position jointly based at the NHS North West Genomics Laboratory Hub (NW GLH), St Mary's Hospital, Manchester and the Oncology Cytogenetics Laboratory, The Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to show that you are dynamic and highly motivated with a proven, high level of scientific skill and expertise with a high level of experience in quality management. You will be responsible for managing quality at the Christie Oncology Cytogenetics laboratory site as well as deputising for and supporting the Quality Manager. You will also be supporting the management of a team of registered Clinical Scientists to deliver and develop the diagnostic workload and to develop the workforce. The team will be dependant on your area of expertise and service need and could be based at the NW GLH Manchester site or at the Christie Oncology Cytogenetics Laboratory. State Registration as a Clinical Scientist in the modality of Genetics is Mandatory. You will have achieved success in the first written examination component of the FRCPath examination (Genetics, or Molecular Genetics, or Cytogenetics or Molecular Pathology) or be actively working towards this.

If you are interested by the prospect of working in a dynamic, supportive and exciting environment where you will be making a difference to patient care we would love to hear from you.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Science Degree
  • State Registered Clinical Scientist in Genetics
  • FRCPath part 1 in one of Genetics options


  • PhD
  • Formal Quality Management training

Experience and Knowledge


  • Evidence of managing and leading in a genetic laboratory particularly quality management
  • Evidence of experience with quality management systems and processes
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience with UKAS accreditation and ISO 15189 standards
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience in clinical laboratory genetics
  • Evidence of reporting complex laboratory results correctly
  • Evidence of experience in training


  • Evidence of service development - research and translation to service practice
  • Evidence of interest in professional by active membership of Trust, Regional and National Committees
  • Knowledge and experience in Oncology Cytogenetics/Haematology Oncology

Other skills


  • Verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Organisation and planning skills
  • Enthusiasm with the ability to motivate others

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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