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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/01/2020.

Consultant Clinical Geneticist

Job Reference: 284-BW063-19

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

For most roles flexible working may be considered, we would encuorage you to speak to the recruiting manager about this.


West Midlands Regional Genetics Service




Permanent Full Time Post (Part Time may be considered)


Basic Salary £77,913 - £105,042 per annum (based on 10 PA’s)



An exciting opportunity exists for Consultant Clinical Geneticists to join our clinical service. The post-holders will be responsible for general adult and paediatric genetics referrals to clinics around the West Midlands region.


There is also an opportunity for an appropriately experienced Consultant Clinical Geneticist to be appointed as Director of Clinical Genetics.


The Clinical Genetics Service is part of the West Midlands Regional Genetics Service, within Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. The service is based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, which provides comprehensive genetics services to a diverse population of over 5 million people: there are excellent Cytogenetic, Molecular Genetic, Metabolic disease, inherited haemostatic disorder and screening services, all of which work closely together and are supported by a strong academic department. The West Midlands, Oxford and Wessex Genomics Laboratory Hub is also based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital within the Genetics Clinical Group.


The Clinical Genetics department has well developed services in mainstream medicine, particularly in neurology, cardiology, renal medicine, ophthalmology, oncology and endocrinology. The West Midlands Family Cancer Strategy has been at the forefront of service developments for families with a history of cancer. The Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a tertiary referral centre for Fetal Medicine, Fetal Pathology, Obstetrics and Neonatal Medicine. The Birmingham Women’s Hospital is adjacent to University Hospital Birmingham and the University of Birmingham. The Birmingham Women’s Hospital is a member of the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre, delivering the 100000 Genomes Project.



Informal enquiries are most welcome to

Dr Jenny Morton or Dr Denise Williams on 0121 335 8024 or Email: and

Enquiries about the Director of Clinical Genetics opportunity should be to the Clinical Director of the Genetics Clinical Group, Professor Mike Griffiths, via

Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or working with adults.

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