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Consultant Genetic (Nurse) - Cancer

Job Reference: 188-OTH1232

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics
Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton
£52,306 - £60,983 pa

The Wessex clinical genetics service is delighted to invite applications for an exciting new role to develop and lead our mainstreaming cancer genetic testing (MCGT) programme. This fixed term (3 year) senior genetic counsellor position has been established to drive forward our vision for mainstreaming cancer genetic testing (BRCA1 and 2 initially) by upskilling surgical and oncology colleagues so they are competent and confident in delivering this new role.

In addition, the postholder will support regional colleagues as they work towards commissioning this service. With clearly defined objectives for the 3 year project the successful applicant will enjoy a challenging and varied job plan that includes genetic counselling, leadership and strategic development, education, training and support and research. This post requires a clinician with drive, vision and the key skills and qualities as outlined in the person specification.

This post will be supported within the Wessex clinical genetics service, a regional specialist service providing high quality genetic counselling and consultancy (General, cancer and prenatal) for a population of 3 million in the Wessex region (Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Dorset and South Wiltshire). We are an innovative centre and committed to education and professional development. We are a host centre for the scientific training programme (STP) in genomic counselling and deliver a MSc programme in genomic medicine.

While based in clinical genetics the post holder will work very closely with colleagues in surgery, oncology, pathology and laboratory services.

This is a full time post (3 years fixed term) supported by the Wessex cancer alliance.



As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on 8th October 2019


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lucy Side or Melanie Watson

Clinical Lead/Consultant Geneticist

02381 203745/ 02381 206170



Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at UHS or through one of our park-and-ride schemes on a limited basis, based on specific eligibility criteria. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.


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