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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/06/2021.

Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Job Reference: 358-2242338-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Genetics
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£82,096 - £110,683

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.



Full Time/ Part time Substantive Consultants in Clinical Genetics

Applications are invited for one whole time equivalent Consultant post in Clinical Genetics (10 PA). Flexible hours of working will be considered. This post will enhance the current establishment of NHS and academic staff of the Department of Clinical Genetics. The post holder will be joining a forward thinking, energetic and research active team caring for Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire/adjoining East-Midlands and East of England (East Midlands and East of England GLH led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

The post holder will be expected to have Full GMC Registration, have membership of Royal College of Physicians or Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, CCT accreditation and to be on the Specialist Register or eligible to be included with 6 months of the date of the advisory appointment committee. The post holder will have a generalist role with involvement in Paediatric genetics, Fetal medicine, General genetics/genomics and Cardiac genetics. They will manage outpatient genetic clinics, provide consultant advice to ward referrals and urgent prenatal referrals. They will respond to the increasing needs of the Paediatric and Fetal Medicine Services within UHL, as the Perinatal Centre for the Central Newborn Network and also for East Midlands-East of England Genomic Laboratory Hub (EMEE GLH) and NHS Genomic Medicine Service.

The Leicestershire Genetics Service provides clinical and Cytogenetic laboratory services to the population of Leicestershire (1.1 million). The service has a full staffing quota of 4.8 WTE NHS/Academic consultants. The Leicestershire Genetic Service is part of the East Midlands Genetic network/ East of England with joint regional audit meetings/ education committees. These include the Centres in the region, Nottingham, Cambridge and Northampton. The Genetic Department is currently based on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site. Recently our outpatient clinics have moved to new premises within the Royal Infirmary. The new building has six clinics/consultation rooms, a separate waiting area and reception creating a more comfortable environment for the families and making it easier for patients to access the outpatient department. It also allows parallel consultant, registrar and genetic counsellor clinics.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced police criminal records disclosure will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.


The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit. They will be required to undertake management duties and work in a multidisciplinary team.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the population of Leicestershire. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for consultants.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Prof Pradeep Vasudevan at

or Prof Julian Barwell-

or Dr Ian Scudamore-


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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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UK Registration

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

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