Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/04/2019.

  • Add to favourites

Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Job Reference: 349-CON-440

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics
£77,919 - £105,042 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Applications are invited for the position of substantive full time Consultant Clinical Geneticist. This 1.0 time Consultant appointment is a replacement post due to the relocation of the current post holder. The post is based at the Regional Genetic Service within the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine (MCGM). The post holder will lead delivery of the paediatric neuromuscular and neurogenetic service within the neurogenetic team.


This post offers the opportunity to work in a functionally autonomous department within a major teaching and research institute, adjacent to one of the largest University Campuses in Western Europe and in collaboration with the largest Undergraduate Medical School in the United Kingdom. The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine has been providing specialist adult and paediatric genetic services for primary muscle and peripheral nervous system disorders for over 20 years. The neuromuscular genetic team consists of clinical geneticists, genetic counsellors and an adult neurologist, incorporating both clinical and laboratory services.


There are close links with both adult and paediatric neurology services. A paediatric neurology/genetic/radiology MDT meeting is held monthly. In addition to clinics delivered at St Mary’s there are monthly adult neurogenetic clinics and monthly paediatric neurogenetic clinics held at Preston Royal and Royal Blackburn hospitals respectively.


We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for clinical genetics and genomic medicine and excellent team-working skills. The post holder will be expected to deliver neuromuscular and neurogenetics clinics on the Oxford Road site and at peripheral clinics. They will offer support and supervision to genetic counsellors within the neurogenetics team and to Specialist trainees undertaking their neurogenetic attachment. There is scope within the job plan to develop additional specialist clinics, fitting in with the aims of the department, dependent on own interests.


Genetic Medicine in SMH has reputation for high quality research in a number of areas including gene identification, collaborative clinical studies and treatment trials. The prospects for research and teaching at all levels are considerable.


CCT in clinical genetics with demonstrable interest in and experience of neurogenetics is required for this post. An MD, or similar postgraduate qualification, in a related subject would also be desirable

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Kay Metcalfe

Consultant Clinical geneticist

Manchester centre for Genomic Medicine

Oxford Rd



Tel 0161 276 6285

Fax 0161 2766145

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. 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, 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 MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo