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Senior Administration Assistant

Band 3

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All Wales Medical Genomics Service
Band 3
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospital of Wales
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum
Salary period
01/12/2020 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Administration Assistant to join the All Wales Medical Genomics Service based at the University Hospital of Wales. The post is a permanent, full time position within the service. 

The All Wales Medical Genetics Service (AWMGS) provides a comprehensive clinical genetics and laboratory service to the 3 million residents of Wales.

AWMGS is a major stakeholder in the Welsh Government’s plan to create a sustainable, internationally-competitive environment for genomics. The Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy launched in 2017 is looking to develop a service that is innovative, responsive and well-connected to the major genetics and genomics initiatives that are evolving worldwide. 

Welsh Government and the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee are investing in the All Wales Medical Genomics Service to ensure patient equity across the UK in accessing genetic testing methodologies. The investment will see an additional £10 million over the next 3 years to ensure AWMGS stays in the forefront of genomic medicine and develops the best diagnostic genetic services for patients.

Over the coming years the funding will develop our cancer and rare disease services by:

  • Expanding solid tumour diagnostic services
  • Enhancing and continuously expanding our haematological malignancy service to provide genetic reporting at the point of diagnosis and during treatment, to inform ongoing treatment decisions
  • Developing a rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) service We will be at the forefront of developing these services in the UK, working with Clinician's and patients' to identify what success looks like as a result of expanded genetic testing in Wales.

The post holder will support the Directorate Management team that provides the operational and support structure to the whole service.

They will also be part of an administration team that consists of Receptionists, Clinic Co-ordinators and Admin & Clerical personnel. A team who work alongside and in collaboration with Medical Secretaries and Family History Co-ordinators, supporting a team of Clinical Genetics staff, including Consultants, SPRs, Genetics Counsellors, Clinical Scientists and Technologists. 

The Directorate encourages personal development and you will be expected to take an active part in the values based appraisal process. Not only is this a busy and challenging specialty but you would also be joining a friendly and dedicated team

We are looking for individuals who share the core values of the organisation:
• We care about the people we serve and the people we work with 
• We trust one another 
• We respect each other 
• We take personal responsibility 
• We treat people with kindness
• We act with integrity

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

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Matthew Howells
Job title
Deputy Directorate Manager
Email address
Telephone number
02921 842641