Commercial Assurance Officer - #35128
Genomics England partners with the NHS to provide whole genome sequencing diagnostics. We also equip researchers to find the causes of disease and develop new treatments – with patients and participants at the heart of it all.
Our mission is to continue refining, scaling, and evolving our ability to enable others to deliver genomic healthcare and conduct genomic research.
We are accelerating our impact and working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.
We’re recruiting the newly created role of Commercial Assurance Officer, a crucial member of the Commercial Procurement team.
In this role, you’ll report to the Commercial Assurance Manager, playing an instrumental part of the function. You’ll be providing support and administration in the planning and monitoring of commercial procurement activities, ensuring compliance to legal and policy obligations while driving successful commercial outcomes within defined standards and operating frameworks.
You’ll be the point person for internal stakeholders via the shared inbox, seeking and providing appropriate guidance and advice, as well as supporting the processing and oversight of the business case approval process.
What you’ll do:
- Meeting Coordination: You'll be our go-to person for scheduling meetings, setting agendas, and crafting detailed meeting minutes for crucial approval and assurance meetings. Your organizational skills will keep us on track.
- Business Case Coordination: You'll support and oversee our internal business case review process, ensuring that outcomes are disseminated effectively. You'll also be the bridge between our internal teams and external approval bodies.
- Management Information Coordination: You'll assist in managing and developing our Commercial Procurement products, processes, and data throughout the commercial lifecycle. Keeping information up to date will be your forte.
- Project Management Support: You'll coordinate and manage various project management documents and logs, such as RAID, Procurement Pipeline, Approvals Conditions, and Contract Register. Your attention to detail will shine through.
- Master of Organisation: Managing shared mailboxes, our Commercial Procurement SharePoint site, central document store, and team calendar events will be second nature to you.
- Legal Compliance: You'll support our team in ensuring that our commercial procurement activities comply with legislation. This includes publishing contract notices and meeting required timelines.
- Change Catalyst: You'll help roll out and disseminate our Commercial Strategy & Standards Framework (CSSF). This includes developing documentation and facilitating briefings and training as part of our Commercial Procurement Capability Programme (CP2).
- Best Practice Advocate: Promoting Commercial Procurement best practices across the organization will be at the heart of your role. You'll actively engage with internal and external stakeholders to enhance our commercial capabilities.
- Service Guardian: You'll support the development and delivery of services within our cross-functional Empowering Our People Tribe. We're counting on you to uphold the highest internal service standards within our agreed delivery plan.
- Relationship Builder: You'll be instrumental in building, maintaining, and developing internal stakeholder relationships across our organization. You'll also nurture connections with external stakeholders in central government bodies and departments as part of our commercial assurance processes.
Bachelor’s degree preferred but vocational experience accepted; achieved or willing to work towards CIPS Level 4 or higher.
Salary from: £33,000
Being an integral part of such a meaningful mission is extremely rewarding in itself, but in order to support our people, we’re continually improving our benefits package. We pride ourselves on investing in our people and supporting them to achieve their career goals, as well as offering a benefits package including:
- 30 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), with additional days for long service awards
- A generous pension scheme of up to 15% combined contribution
- Individual learning budgets for every colleague, a Blinkist account and a wide variety of courses on our portal
- A wide variety of wellness benefits including Gympass, a Headspace account, free weekly Yoga classes
- Enhanced maternity & paternity benefits
- Blended working arrangements
Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.
Genomics England is actively committed to providing and supporting an inclusive environment that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion best practice both within our community and in any other area where we have influence. We are proud of our diverse community where everyone can come to work and feel welcomed and treated with respect regardless of any disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, or social background.
Genomics England’s policies of non-discrimination and equity and will be applied fairly to all people, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, being pregnant or recently becoming a parent, race, religion or beliefs, sex or sexual orientation, length of service, whether full or part-time or employed under a permanent or a fixed-term contract or any other relevant factor.
Genomics England does not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, victimisation or bullying at work. Such behaviour is contrary to our virtues, undermines our mission and core values and diminishes the dignity, respect and integrity of all parties.
Genomics England operates a blended working model as we know our people appreciate the flexibility. We expect most people to come into the office 2 times each month as a minimum. However, this will vary according to role and will be agreed with your team leader. For some people this is 1 day a quarter, for others it is several days a week. There is no expectation that staff will return to the office full time unless they want to. The exception would be some of our roles that would require you to be on site full time e.g., lab teams, reception team.
Our teams and squads have, and will continue to, reflect on what works best for them to work together successfully and have the freedom to design working patterns to suit, beyond the minimum. Our office locations are Canary Wharf, Cambridge and Leeds.
As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare.