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Consultant Genomic Ophthalmologist (Genetic Eye Disease)

Job Reference: 349-CON-486-19

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester
£77,913 - £105,042 per an

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

In Manchester the way in which healthcare is provided is changing and will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester. It will also provide a wealth of career opportunities for motivated clinicians. Right now, we are seeking an ophthalmologist with experience in genetic eye conditions to join our pioneering Genetic ophthalmology team.


We have a 0.5 time substantive post for a strong clinician who is passionate about the quality of care they provide. You will demonstrate the enthusiasm and drive it takes to make change happen. As well as benefitting from excellent facilities, you will enjoy the opportunity to explore specialist interests, develop areas of our services and achieve world-leading results. The post will be based on the St Mary’s Hospital / Manchester Royal Eye hospital site.


You will join a team of ophthalmologists, genetic counsellors and laboratory scientists to deliver a diagnostic, genetic counselling and management service to adult patients with genetic eye disease. You will support a multidisciplinary eye genetic MDT meeting


To join us, you will need to either be entered on the GMC Specialist Register or be eligible for CCT or equivalent within six months. Skills in supervising trainees, teaching junior medical staff, leading a team and communicating with multidisciplinary colleagues are vital.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Professor Graeme Black, Consultant in Genetics and Ophthalmology / Academic Scientific Director NW Genome laboratory hub

Tel: 0161 276 6269


Or Professor William Newman, Clinical Head of Division for Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine – Saint Mary’s Hospital Managed Clinical Service

Tel: 0161 276 4150

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

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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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