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Sub-Division Deputy Lead

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£59,857 to £69,553 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sub-Division Deputy Operational Service Delivery Lead within the Constitutional or Cancer sub-division of the Genetics Laboratory currently based at the University Hospital Wales, Cardiff - however, please note that we will be relocating to a new facility at Cardiff Edge in 2024-25. The post is a full time, permanent position.

The primary purpose and objectives of the post will be delivery of key service improvement projects that show a significant impact on reporting KPI's post-implementation

Where candidates are successful at interview, remote and flexible working arrangements will be taken into consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a key member of operational management team responsible for operational and strategic direction of a section for either Cancer/Rare Disease, managing and accountable for multiple areas of service (sub-sections) and staff. This will include responsibility for the delivery of safe and effective patient-centred service whilst achieving the key performance indicators for all areas of the allocated section. The post holder will also provide expert clinical advice and will be required to deputise for the lead Consultant in Cancer/Rare Disease for relevant aspects of service. The post holder will also lead on specific developmental projects.

The Directorate encourages personal development and the post holder will be expected to take an active part in the revalidation and appraisal processes.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Masters or equivalent in Biological / Medical Science
  • HCPC Registration
  • FRCPath part 1 (Genetics or relevant subject)
  • Evidence of Senior Management development through formal management qualifications and / or Continuous Professional Development



  • Experience of Supporting and developing trainees
  • Broad general expertise in the delivery of a wide range of specialised, complex and non-routine genetic diagnostic work.
  • Experience of writing and checking clinical laboratory genetic reports of a complex nature.
  • Experience of managing and leading in a laboratory setting
  • Experience in design, development, implementation and evaluating of new techniques and services.
  • Demonstrable Leadership and Management experience including line management responsibility for multi-disciplinary teams (over 100 Staff in post) including Consultant Staff
  • Responsibility for performance management and meeting challenging targets
  • Evidence of managing project
  • Evidence of managing a teams through change


  • Evidence of experience in achieving UKAS ISO or similar accreditation
  • Responsibility for managing an expenditure budget (> �2.5m)



  • Effective delegation and change management skills
  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • Managing conflict within service priorities and staff
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective multidisciplinary working relationships, particularly during change
  • Ability to communicate complex, sensitive, contentious information, where there are barriers to understanding
  • Ability to communicate complex, sensitive, contentious information, where there are barriers to understanding
  • Ability to focus on major policy issues whilst maintaining and continuously improving a busy operational service
  • Able to critically analyse and interpret scientific data
  • Report writing skills are well organised
  • Highly develop laboratory skills for precise micro-manipulation of clinical samples.


  • Ability to supervise the professional activities of laboratory geneticists, requiring developed specialist and practical experience of common work processes.

Special Knowledge


  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of genetics, over several disciplines of common disorders
  • Current knowledge of NHS, Health Board and Welsh Strategic Direction


  • Knowledge of important development areas within genetic diagnostics
  • Up to date awareness of national policies affecting genetic testing and the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales


CF14 4XW

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