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Consultant in General Genetics

Job Reference: 196-CON645

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
General Genetics
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
from £79,860 p.a. excl. LZ

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.

Specialist Ambulatory Services Directorate

Clinical Genetics

Consultant in General Genetics

From £79,860 p.a excl. LZ

Part Time - 6PAs


Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,650 staff and have over 2 million patient contacts a year. Our annual turnover is now £1.3 billion.

We are seeking to appoint one Consultant with extensive clinical, training and teaching experience in General Clinical Genetics (4PAs) as well as extensive genomics skills for variant interpretation in the context of WES and WGS (2Pas).

The department of Clinical Genetics provides a comprehensive clinical and diagnostic service to a population of nearly four million. The department is part of the Specialist Ambulatory Services directorate (Genetics, Rheumatology, Infection, Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV, Lupus, Dermatology and Allergy) at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and the academic Division of Molecular Genetics and Development in King’s College London, which has a strong research interest in genetics of cancer, complex diseases, Huntingdon’s Disease and genetic epidemiology.

The Genetics Centre has major interests in cardiac genetics, neuromuscular disorders, chromosome and renal disorders, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, cancer genetics and genetic counselling. The department has a reputation for delivering innovative care, with fully integrated clinical and laboratory services based on one site and benefiting from close links with extensive research groups.

Routine and complex multidisciplinary clinics are held at Guy’s and a number of outreach clinics at various locations throughout South East England. There will be opportunities to develop specialist expertise complimentary to the department’s interests.

In addition, we are involved in the clinical interpretation of genomic data (WES performed at Guy’s Hospital and results generated from the Genomics England Project).

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold License to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent, in Clinical Genetics, at interview stage. The post holder must also obtain state registration as a Clinical Scientist in order to authorise assessments of variants.

The post-holder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) and therefore 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This includes asking certain groups of staff to work more flexibly so that we can offer services to patients in the evenings and at weekends. We regard this flexibility as essential if we are to continue to provide first class patient care in the future. As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern of working in the future if required and in accordance with the provisions of the new Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract.

Please apply online quoting reference number 196-CON645

Closing date: 13th August at Midnight

Interview date: 28th August

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMuriel HolderJob titleHead of Service and Lead for General GeneticsEmail addressmuriel.holder@gstt.nhs.ukTelephone number02071881364Additional contact information

For further information, please contact Dr Muriel Holder (, Head of Service and Lead for General Genetics (department telephone number: 020 7188 1364).

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.

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