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Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Job Reference: 387-SPS-1609-MG

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£79,860 - £107,668 pa pro rata

Applications are invited for a full time Consultant appointment based at University Hospitals Bristol, a constituent of the South West Genomic Medicine Centre. The post-holder will contribute to the general work of the department, including the on call rota for urgent referrals. A speciality interest, to complement existing expertise within the consultant team, is welcome.

The Department of Clinical Genetics at UHB has been providing specialist adult and paediatric genetic services since 1989. Our team includes seven consultants, genetic counsellors and a dedicated administrative team. There are close clinical and academic links with many departments within the hospital, including well-established cardiac and other MDT meetings. Peripheral clinics are provided across the region in South Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Yeovil and Gloucester.

This post offers the opportunity to work in a developing department within a major teaching and research hospital, with close links to the highly regarded University of Bristol Medical School, which is adjacent to the hospital site. The appointee to this post will be expected to demonstrate intent to contribute to the clinical developments in the service and to teaching, research and innovation.

The appointee should hold a CCT in Clinical Genetics. A relevant postgraduate qualification or evidence of research relevant to the specialty interest would also be desirable.

Interested applicants should complete the NHS Jobs application form and upload their CV with the application. Please complete the Person Specification and Additional Information sheet and forward to the email address stated below.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Smithson 0117 34 25558 or

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
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  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to University Hospital Bristol employees.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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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.

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