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Genetic Counsellor

Job Reference: 349-SMH-311-19

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Genetic Counsellor
St Mary's Hospital, Manchester
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

12 month Fixed Term Band 7 Genetic Counsellor Post - Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine

We have an opportunity for a Genetic Counsellor to join our team in a 12 month, full time post to cover maternity leave for a Band 7 Genetic Counsellor. Ideally we hope to recruit an HCPC or GCRB registered, experienced Genetic Counsellor to a full time position but we will consider a job share.

The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, with a recently designated Genomic Laboratory Hub, is one of the biggest genetic clinical and laboratory service in the UK, at the forefront of developing education, training, research and clinical services. We have a strong commitment to education and training. The academic arm of the new Scientist Training Programme (STP) in Genomic Counselling is coordinated through this department in collaboration with the University of Manchester.

We have integrated and multidisciplinary services including metabolic, cardiac, prenatal and ophthalmology services. The department is active in translational research, clinical trials and actively promote research in our genetic counselling team.

You will undertake a range of genetic counsellor duties including; independent genetic counsellor clinics, genetic register work, peripheral clinics, pre-natal/urgent referral work, and where appropriate may help contribute to supervision or teaching of other staff members.

You must be motivated and self directed in your learning and must be able to work autonomously and in a team. You will need good multidisciplinary working skills to be able to work effectively with medical colleagues.

There will be opportunities for CPD through a lively programme of internal seminars and lectures, as well as access to external education and training.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Michelle Bottomley

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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