Consultant in Neuropathology

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

Consultant in Neuropathology

This is a replacement post to be held jointly between Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with 10 programmed activities (PAs) for diagnostic neuropathology shared equally between both sites.

Any candidate who is unable for personal reasons to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for reporting surgical specimens received in the department on a rota system with the other Consultant Neuropathologists.
  • To receive and report cases referred from other centres in collaboration with other Consultants in the department.
  • To take part in professional quality assurance programmes organised for paediatric histopathology.
  • To participate in departmental audit.
  • The appointee will be expected to contribute fully to the organisation and planning of the teaching programme of the department.

About us

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare. GOSH is an acute specialist paediatric hospital with a mission to provide world-class care to children and young people with rare, complex and difficult-to-treat conditions.Together with our research partner, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we form the UKs only academic Biomedical Research Centre specialising in paediatrics.Most of the children we care for are referred from other hospitals throughout the UK and overseas. There are 60 nationally recognised clinical specialities at GOSH; the UK's widest range of specialist health services for children on one site. We believe our people are the head, the heart, the hands and the face of GOSH. Being part of our team is incredibly rewarding and you will be doing something extraordinary to the lives of the children and young people we care for. GOSH is a challenging, complex and inspiring place to work. Each and every day our people come together to support each other to deliver excellent patient care, often working to help our patients and their families navigate through demanding processes and difficult decisions.

Creating a working environment where all our people are valued for who they are as well as what they do, and where they enjoy their work and coming into work, is everybodys job and is in everybodys interests.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role.

The Person Specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required.

For Both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

Our Always Values


  • Always welcoming - positive, polite, prompt, responsive
  • Always helpful - respectful, supportive, approachable; caring
  • Always expert - Up-to-date knowledge , strive to provide a quality service, proactive
  • Always one team - informative, mindful, appreciative, open, honest

Education, Training and Qualifications


  • Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC), or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.
  • Applicants that are UK trained, must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview. Applicants that are non-UK trained, or have part of their training outside the UK, which is not eligible for CCT, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (or equivalent)


  • Research Publications of relevance to Neuropathology
  • Higher research degree or equivalent qualification

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to practice neuropathology at consultant level
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible and able to handle conflicting priorities
  • Ability to prioritise clinical needs
  • Medical management - able to supervise junior staff
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new techniques
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Ability to manage their time and workload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Ability to initiate papers and abstracts for conferences and to present material from research
  • Leadership skills

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience in post-mortem neuropathology
  • Experience in surgical neuropathology
  • Experience of teaching students and multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of Clinical Audit
  • Awareness of the importance of Clinical Governance through experience of participating in quality or safety improvement projects.


  • Experience in Specialist Paediatric Neuropathology
  • Experience of clinical leadership or management
  • Experience and interest in Research

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Thomas Jacques


Date posted

23 December 2021

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff




£84,559 to £114,003 a year pro rata, per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Great Ormond Street Hospital



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