Cardiff & Vale University Health Board - CVUHB - Working With Us (2023)

Pre-Registered Clinical Scientist

Band 6

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Band 6
Fixed term: 2 years
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, CF14 4XW
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
07/02/2023 23:59


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 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, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is“Caring for People, Keeping People Well”,and ourvision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is ourchance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

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Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s CardiffBay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to theNationalMuseum, St Fagans MuseumofWelsh Lifeor the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified Clinical Scientists (pre-registration) to join the All Wales Medical Genomics Service working flexibly for 37.5 hours per week.

This is a permanent, full time post currently based at University Hospital of Wales - however, please note that we will be relocating to a new facility at Cardiff Edge in 2023.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the timely delivery and reporting of genetic analyses. In addition, to respond to the changing requirements of laboratory in line with our strategic objectives.

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The post holder will determine and provide appropriate highly specialist clinical technical analyses selected from a complex repertoire of analyses for designated genetic disorders.

You must demonstrate the ability and experience to work with a team of multi-discipline professionals, to deliver products of work of high quality, whilst achieving an excellent level of internal and external stakeholder satisfaction.

The successful candidate will be able to evidence experience in an environment where changing circumstances are the norm. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the drive, credibility and authority to lead will be required.

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

Working for our organisation

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

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 service has seen a significant investment to ensure AWMGS stays in the forefront of genomic medicine and develops the best diagnostic genetic services for patients, this includes:

  • 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.

The Directorate encourages personal development and you will be expected to take an active part in the appraisal process.

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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Detailed job description and main 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


Essential criteria
  • (Good) BSc Hons in Biological / Medical Science or equivalent
  • Actively working towards Clinical Scientist Registration


Essential criteria
  • Experience of clinical genetic / specialist genetic services.

Special Knowledge

Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of the important development areas within molecular genetic diagnostics
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and database software


Essential criteria
  • Experience of development of new techniques and troubleshooting existing assays
  • Highly developed laboratory skills for precise micromanipulation of clinical samples
  • Data analysis skills e.g. use of mutation surveyor, NGS software, in silico analysis packages, FISH and karyotyping (as
  • Good Communication and Organisational Skills
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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where all staff have a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and recognise the need for our workforce to represent the diversity of the population we serve. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect and where diversity is celebrated. We aim to create a 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.We are keen to break down barriers in the UHB, and encourage applications from under-represented groups.

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

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.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

  • Job Description and Person Specification (PDF, 966.1KB)
  • Guidance Notes for Applicants October 2020 (PDF, 624.8KB)
  • Shaping Our Future Wellbeing Strategy (PDF, 10.7MB)
  • NWSSP Recruitment Services Privacy Notice (PDF, 594.7KB)
  • Welcome to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (PDF, 1.3MB)
  • Croeso i Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a’r Fro (PDF, 1.3MB)
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