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Principal Genetic Counsellor - Cancer Genetics

Job Reference: 196-LIS6318

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics
Clinical Genetics, Floor 7, Borough Wing, Guy's Hospital, London
£54,223 - £60,316 p.a. inc. HCA

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.

We are inviting applications for a Principal Genetic Counsellor post to work across our well established Cancer Genetics team. The post holder will be responsible for a team of genetic counselling colleagues and provide line management to them. The Principal Genetic Counsellor team works closely with our two Consultant Genetic Counsellors to drive and deliver our strategic team goals whilst supporting junior members of the team. These posts would be suited to registered genetic counsellors that are able to role model high standards of practice and invest in their personal and professional development. Our Principal Genetic Counselling team is well supported through formal and informal access to courses, coaching and mentoring. It is envisaged that the post holders will actively contribute to the professional development of our growing team of trainee and pre-registration genetic counsellors, in addition to contributing to our growing portfolio of educational courses and international collaborations within genetic counselling. This is an opportunity to work within a leading genetic counselling team and clinical genetics service in a fast paced but supported environment and would suit individuals that are dynamic, committed and value working in a cohesive and high calibre team to further develop their clinical and leadership skills.

Applications from candidates that can demonstrate working at a Principal level according to the AGNC career structure or have transferrable skills to match these are welcome to discuss their applications. We encourage informal queries and are able to accommodate virtual and in person visits.


For more information contact:

Dr Vishakha Tripathi - Consultant Genetic Counsellor -

Email:  or 

Charlotte Tomlinson - Consultant Genetic Counsellor or 02071881364


Guy’s and St Thomas’ celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or study’s at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.

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 (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.

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