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Genetic Counsellor

Job Reference: 271-MTT-2540871

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£45,780 - £51,393 per annum inclusive

The North East Thames Regional Genetics Service is looking to recruit a dynamic individual to join our team as a permanent full time band 7 Genetic Counsellor.

The department is based a Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and serves a population of approximately 5 million people in North and East London, as well as across Essex and parts of Hertfordshire. The successful applicant l be based at our department in the heart of Bloomsbury, on the main GOSH site, but must be able to run outreach clinics throughout our region.

Applicants should have previous experience of managing an autonomous clinical caseload. Applicants should also have experience of teaching and be willing to adapt to the changing needs of the service.

We would welcome applications from candidates with expertise and interest in both cancer and general genetics. We are keen to help staff develop clinical areas of special interest, as well as build up research and educational activities, subject to the requirements of the service. The exact format for the jobs is negotiable dependent on candidate’s experience.

Applicants are expected to be registered with the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB) to be appointed at Band 7. Applicants registered with equivalent overseas boards may also be considered for band 7.

Applications will be considered from individuals who are not registered or not yet eligible to register. Appointment will be at band 6 until Registration is achieved.

Our service is currently adapting to working in new ways during the Covid-19 pandemic. At present the majority of our consultations and team meetings are held virtually. We are evaluating our plans for the service in the future with the opportunities and challenges this provides.

*** Interviews are likely to be held virtually and are set for Thursday 10th September 2020 ***

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Anita Bruce

Job title: Lead Consultant Genetic Counsellor

Email address:

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. 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, that 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 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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