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Genetic Counsellor

Job Reference: 180-D-200028

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Division D - Clinical Genetics
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
£37,570 - £43,772 p.a. pro rata

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 10000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

We are pleased to be advertising for two Genetic Counsellors to join our progressive, lively and well-supported team here in Cambridge. We work autonomously and have excellent relationships with our consultant colleagues, and can offer varied and stimulating experience in cancer, general and prenatal genetics. There will also be opportunities to be involved in research, audit, service development and teaching, and we provide both individual and group counselling supervision.

The team is based at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, with outpatient clinics held at hospitals throughout the East Anglia Region. We work closely with our colleagues in the East of England Genomic Laboratory Hub.

For employment at AfC band 7 we expect candidates to be registered with one of the following:

  • The UK Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (GCRB)
  • The HCPC having completed the STP in Genomic Counselling

If individuals at this level are not appointed, we may consider appointment under Annex 21 of individuals with the requisite qualifications for registration but who are not yet GCRB or HCPC registered under Annex 21 terms until a period of training under supervision has been undertaken. After this training period, and subject to reaching the appropriate competencies required the successful candidate would progress to an autonomous Genetic Counsellor role.

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance and as a result, you will be required to pay the associated fee of £40.00. This fee will be deducted from your second month’s salary.

A full driving license is desirable.

Informal enquiries and visits are strongly encouraged.

This vacancy will close on 21 January 2020

Interviews will be held on 6 February 2020

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Bev Speight, Principal Genetic Counsellor on 01223 216446


Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems and communication will be sent to you via TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, 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.

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