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Assistant Genetic Technologist - Band 3

Job Description

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.



Assistant Genetics Technologist – Band 3

Salary - £16,800– £19,655 per annum

Permanent post

Bristol Genetics Laboratory (BGL) is looking to recruit a band 3 Genetics Technologist to act in a supervisory capacity in the Sample Reception section of the department. This role offers a great opportunity for the successful applicant to have significant input into how this section is run and to develop the role.

The applicant is required to work as part of a team, providing support and leadership to that team with support from senior scientific and technical staff.

We are a large, well-equipped laboratory and duties may include technical investigations for a range of genetics referrals including DNA and RNA extraction, sample processing, and PCR testing.

Applicants will be expected to possess a minimum of 2 A levels, preferably in science and to have some experience of laboratory work, good basic IT skills (data entry, Word, Excel) and should also be aware of patient confidentiality issues.

BGL is committed to the provision of high quality training at all levels, through Modernising Scientific Careers programmes (STP, PTP and HSST and developing apprenticeships at CF2-4 roles).

The successful candidate will be expected to work 37½ hours per week full-time, including participation in out of hours working including weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

For further information or an informal discussion in confidence, please contact Lorraine Warne on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

Band 3 payscale: £16800-£19655 pa (£861-£1007 per hour) for those meeting the full requirements of the post as detailed in the person specification excluding unsocial hours or overtime payments.

Where this is not the case and training is required for the post the salary will start at £13758 pa (£705 per hour) for the first year then £14741 pa (£755 per hour) excluding unsocial hours or overtime payments.

Training is required to be undertaken by those who do not hold the relevant qualifications and there are a number of education pathways depending on experience and current qualifications

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel  ( Phone number removed ) .

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

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