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Genetic Counsellor (General and Cancer Genetics)

Job Reference: 196-LIS5281

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Genetic Counsellor
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
Band 7 annex 21 rate

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Guy’s & St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

Pre-registration Genetic Counsellor/Genetic Counsellor (general and cancer genetics): Band 7 annex 21 Fixed Term / Band 7 Full time, Permanent

Salary will vary depending on experience and length of training contract.

For example, if it is a 2 year training contract salary will be:

1st Year: £37,382 (70%) inc of HCA, 2nd Year: £40,052 (75%) inc of HCA Annex 21

If anyone secures a permanent position, salary will be £45,780 - £51,393 p.a. inc HCA.

We are looking for a qualified, motivated and enthusiastic Genetic Counsellor to join our dynamic genetic counselling team. We welcome applicants with current GCRB or HCPC registration. Consideration may be given to appointing at band 7 annex 21 for suitably qualified candidates with a view to progression to Band 7. Applicants working towards attaining GCRB registration will be adequately supported and be expected to submit their intention to register within a mutually agreed time frame.

The post holder will have an caseload covering both general and cancer genetics.. Whilst based at Guy’s Hospital, the post holder will be required to cover outreach clinics at Kent, East Sussex and Jersey so must be able to travel either by public or own transport. The post holder will work as part of a strong multidisciplinary team and be required to interact with other specialties across the Trust and nationally. The genetic counselling team at Guy’s is progressive and well regarded both within the Trust and nationally.

The Department of Clinical Genetics provides a comprehensive clinical and diagnostic service to a population of nearly 5 million in South London, Kent and East Sussex. We are also a designated Genomic Medicine Centre as part of the 100,000 Genome Project and are the designated Genomic laboratory hub. The genetic counselling team engages in a wide range of educational and service development initiatives and constitutes a key part of this busy service.

Informal enquiries/visits are encouraged. For information please contact:

Charlotte Tomlinson, Lead Consultant Genetic Counsellor & PGD Lead

Dr Vishakha Tripathi Consultant Genetic Counsellor (

T: 02071881364

Applications closing date: 31st July 2020

Interviews to be held: 11th August 2020


T: 02071881364

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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