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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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Data & Insights Analyst

We are looking for a Data and Insights Analyst to join our Research and Intelligence team to support a wide range of work across the organisation, including research, inspections and policy.

The HFEA holds the largest dataset of fertility treatment (the Register) in the world – keeping a record of every patient, partner, donor, and child born as a result of fertility treatment since 1991. The Data and Insights Analyst is responsible for extracting information from the Register for all internal and external publications, as well as for data researchers through applications to our Register Research Panel. They champion use of our data internally to inform policy decisions to improve the way we regulate, as well as externally through publications, public enquiries and working with data researchers. Within the HFEA, the Analyst is responsible for providing regular, useful and accurate extracts of Register data and providing methodological advice on all intelligence projects and publications

The Analyst will contribute and lead on publications such as our flagship annual publication, Fertility Trends, working with team members to quality assure data. Recent publications from the team include our National Patient Survey which had almost 1,300 completions from fertility patients across the UK providing information on their experiences accessing and being treated at licensed fertility clinics. We have also recently published a data publication exploring the impact of COVID-19 on fertility treatment in 2020.

Closing date: Sunday 19 June 2022

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Corporate Performance Officer

We are looking for a Corporate Performance Officer for our Planning and Governance team to manage the performance management system and admin functions for the monthly Corporate Management Group meetings. This is a full-time position; however, we may consider part time hours for an exceptional candidate.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 7 July.

Reporting to the Risk and Business Planning Manager, you will manage the performance management system used by the HFEA, creating monthly performance reports for our senior management team and the Authority (our board). You will also conduct dip-checks on the performance data submitted, update and develop performance measurement systems and manage the internal incident management system, reporting on lessons learned. You will be the secretariat to the Corporate Management Group meetings, booking rooms, setting agendas, minuting, and monitoring actions.

Closing date: Sunday 26 June 2022

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Scientific Officer

We are looking for a full time Scientific Officer to support a wide range of our activities within the Compliance team. A key part of this role will be to support the Compliance team in processing a variety of scientific applications such as Preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic disorders (PGT-M), Mitochondrial donation applications & ITE import certificates. The work will be varied, and the successful applicant will be responsible for the processing and quality of these applications.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 21 July at the HFEA office.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is proactive, can work effectively as part of a team, and who has good written and verbal communication skills – including an ability to handle sensitive patient information. You should be able to demonstrate some experience of supporting or managing projects and of working with multiple pieces of work. You should also have the skills required to undertake scientific literature searches, be confident at reviewing scientific journal papers, and can summarise and identify key points from a wide range of evidence.

Closing date: Sunday 10 July 2022

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Review date: 14 June 2024