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Clinical Lead Genomics Strategy and Transformation, Clinical Genetics

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£91,317 to £104,122 a year NA
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Part Time
JOB TITLE: Clinical Lead for Cancer Genomics Strategy and Transformation - Consultant Genetic Counsellor

AREA/SPECIALITY: Clinical Genetics


HOURS: 7 hours per week (0.2 WTE)

DEPARTMENT: Clinical Genetics

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Service, Clinical Director Clinical Genetics, Clinical Director Cancer Alliance

LOCATION: 7th Floor Borough Wing Guy's Hospital

Main duties of the job

  • Support the Clinical Director of South East London Cancer Alliance, Cancer Directors and Clinical Leads of GSTT, KCH and LGT develop trust strategies in line with the aspirations of the NHS long term plan for cancer, including the identification of key objectives, priorities and work streams within the National Lynch Syndrome initiative in the first instance.
  • Develop a Clinical Strategy and framework for embedding genomics across multiple complex pathways across LGT and KCH to build capacity, expertise and sustainability for the identification of individuals with inherited cancer predisposition. The primary focus of this role will be within the Lynch pathway.
  • Lead and project manage the transformation projects operational and business planning requirements, including a clear set of guidance, specification of clear timescales and a set of templates to ensure consistent levels of quality in divisional / directorate/Trust/National responses
  • Take responsibility for providing expert cancer genetic counselling within the SELCA footprint across multiple organisations through MDTs, working groups and Genomic Tumour Advisory Boards
  • Responsible for devising a training framework using Lynch syndrome as a pilot that can be leveraged by other mainstream specialities.
  • Identifying gaps in the patient pathway, suggesting solutions and working with all stakeholders to progress Lynch testing for better patient care.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, and neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

We strive to recruit and retain the best staff as the dedication and skills of our employees lie at the heart of our organisation and ensure that our services are of the highest quality, safe and focused on our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work across multiple organisations and footprints to formulate, implement and deliver clinical pathways within cancer care. They will deliver excellent professional genetics leadership across the cancer alliance and all the trusts within it including leading on the development of strategy, clinical practice and service redesign where required. Working closely with senior leadership of the South East London Cancer Alliance (SELCA), Guys & St Thomas Clinical Genetics Service as well as Kings College Hospital (KCH) and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (LGT). The primary aim of this role is to champion the national Lynch syndrome initiatives and embed end to end pathways for point of care testing. They will also be responsible for the day to day management of a sub-team of staff within this transformation project working across KCH and LGT. The post holder will contribute to the organisation and development of the key priority areas within the SELCA geography helping to deliver key strategic, business and national objectives and act as a significant educational resource, both to the wider health care system and clinicians accessing genomics. Contribution to the research and audit activities as well as actively delivering the mainstreaming agenda will also be expected. The post holder will be a role model for emotionally intelligent working and embrace and leverage the experience and expertise of peers and all stakeholders.

Person Specification



  • Detailed knowledge of the UK healthcare sector and its regulation, including the national genomics agenda within cancer, encompassing an understanding of the operating environments of the whole care pathway


  • Able to motivate senior individuals to make significant changes to their working arrangements and services in order to deliver greater value.



  • Extensive professional clinical experience as a Genetic Counsellor, including experience at a band 8C/8D level (NHS experience would be advantageous). Refer to AGNC career structure.


  • Experience of leading and enabling healthcare innovation



  • Genetic Counsellor Registration with the GCRB/AHCS/HCPC
  • Educated at Masters level or beyond in a relevant subject with significant expertise working at senior level with the experience and knowledge exceeding formal training and taught courses


  • Management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Clinical Genetics, 7h Floor Borough Wing

Guy's Hospital



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