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The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is the independent regulator of fertility treatment and embryo research. We license and inspect clinics and laboratories to ensure safe, effective services for everyone affected by fertility treatment. We hold the largest database of fertility treatments in the world. 

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Developer

Salary: £47,455 per annum (plus benefits, including: 27.5 days’ annual leave, entry into the Civil Service Pension Scheme and flexible working hours) 

Are you keen to be part of an evolving organisation at the leading edge of regulation, where the intellectual challenge is high and the potential to make a difference is immeasurable?

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is the UK’s independent regulator of clinics providing fertility treatment and research involving human embryos.

It’s an exciting time for application development within the HFEA. We are looking for an experienced Developer to maintain, support and enhance existing and future systems. You’ll have experience of full stack development along with a strong track record of delivery using some of the following technologies ASP.NET C#, Azure, Umbraco 7, TFS (Visual Studio Online), and Octopus Deploy. In addition, you’ll have experience of working with business managers to define, scope and deploy application improvements.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated developer to join our team. You’ll have experience working with a variety of languages and methodologies, working with external resource as necessary.

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in the Information and IT team to help our wider organisational goals of ensuring that everyone in the UK affected by assisted reproduction receives high quality care. You will have the chance to make a real and tangible difference to our work and the lives of patients. 

If you would like more information, please contact Dan Howard, Chief Information Officer on dan.howard@hfea.gov.uk

Closing Date: 09/02/2020

Interview Date: 26/02/2020

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Policy Manager

Salary: £36,000 per annum (plus benefits, including: 27.5 days’ annual leave, entry into the Civil Service Pension Scheme and flexible working hours) 

We are looking for a 12-month fixed term Policy Manager to support the Senior Scientific Policy Manager on the HFEA’s flagship and high-profile Treatment add-ons project, and to lead on other areas of policy related work as required.

As part of the Treatment add-ons project you will be required to work closely with the Senior Scientific Policy Manager and be able to demonstrate a wide range of policy skills. This includes project management, strategic thinking, building and managing complex stakeholder relationships, running events, drafting papers, presenting evidence and giving policy advice. We envisage that about 75% of your time will be dedicated to this project. The rest of your time will be leading on other areas of policy work, likely to include reviewing areas of the HFEA’s code of practice.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to play a central role in the delivery of one of the HFEAs flagship policy areas. You need to be able to work effectively as part of a team and be able to demonstrate good communications skills and the ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships. You should have a strong background in policy, ideally regulatory policy, with knowledge of science or clinical medicine.

Given the varied nature of this role, good time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively, is key. We would consider it desirable, but not necessary, that applicants have a degree in a biological science subject.

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in the HFEAs work on this flagship policy and to contribute to the work of the Policy team. You will have the chance to make a real and tangible difference to our work and the lives of patients. 

We have a planned office move to Stratford in late 2020.

Closing Date: 23/02/2020

Interview Date: 11/03/2020

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Regulatory Policy Manager

Salary: £36,000 per annum (plus benefits, including: 27.5 days’ annual leave, entry into the Civil Service Pension Scheme and flexible working hours) 

We are looking for a 12-month fixed term (maternity cover) Regulatory Policy Manager to lead on regulatory areas of policy related work as required. In this role you will be required to act as the interface between the Policy and Compliance functions, managing regulatory policy projects.

A key part of this role is to ensure that the Code of Practice, consent forms and other regulatory tools are up to date and effective, working with the Compliance department to gather feedback through inspection and make any necessary changes. You will be required to demonstrate a wide range of policy skills, including project management, good written and oral communication skills, running meetings, writing papers, analysing evidence and providing evidence-based policy advice.

You need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, be able to demonstrate good judgement and remain calm under pressure. You will also need to be able to demonstrate the ability to understand complicated legal, ethical and scientific issues surrounding assisted reproductive technologies.

Given the varied nature of this role, good time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively, is key. We would consider it necessary that applicants have a degree or equivalent in a scientific, clinical or other relevant subject.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to play a central role in the Policy team. You will have the chance to make a real and tangible difference to our work and the lives of patients. 

We have a planned office move to Stratford in late 2020.

Closing Date: 23/02/2020

Interview Date: 04/03/2020

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Social Media and Digital Communications Officer

Salary: £29,745 per annum (plus benefits, including: 27.5 days’ annual leave, entry into the Civil Service Pension Scheme and flexible working hours) 

We are looking for a Social Media and Digital Communications Officer to join our Communications team at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. The postholder will play a key role in our organisation, contributing to our public voice.

This is a dynamic role, dealing with cutting-edge and occasionally sensitive subjects. You will maintain, monitor and improve our digital and social channels including our website, Clinic Portal, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, creating thoughtful and engaging content for a variety of stakeholders. You’ll have the ability to draft content to be used across our digital and social media platforms and using analytics, you will report on the success of our digital channels and recognise areas for improvement.

This role is suited to a self-starter with experience in the field of social media and digital communications who can use their own initiative and come up with new and interesting ways to do things. As part of the Communications team, you will support and lead on a variety of projects including podcast and video production, creating infographics, and developing campaigns.

This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative individual to work in a topical sector. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the role please contact esther.pettinger@hfea.gov.uk

Closing Date: 16/02/2020

Interview Date: 25/02/2020 and 27/02/2020

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Review date: 23 January 2022

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