St. George's, University of London
DIVISION OF CARDIAC & VASCULAR SCIENCES
CENTRE FOR CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES
SENIOR LECTURER / HONORARY CONSULTANT NEUROLOGIST
WITH A SPECIAL INTEREST IN DEMENTIA/COGNITION
This new appointment is part of a major joint development between St George’s
University of London and St George’s NHS Healthcare Trust to develop dementia as
a clinical and academic speciality. We are looking for a Senior Lecturer/Honorary
Consultant Neurologist who can help lead academic developments in this area and
establish an internationally competitive research programme. Clinical duties will all
be based on the St George’s campus and will involve both general neurology and
input into a specialised dementia service. Applicants with research interests in any
area of dementia/cognition are invited to attend although we are particularly
interested in candidates who will be able to develop collaborative projects with
existing strengths within the Medical School. Other posts funded by the joint Trust
and School development in dementia include a full time NHS consultant with an
interest in dementia, and a new full time NHS consultant neuropsychologist. In
addition, there are a number of support posts including a dementia co-ordinator.
CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE AT ST GEORGE’S
Clinical Neuroscience at St George’s has rapidly expanded over the last few years
and the department now includes more than 30 researchers with considerable
external funding. There are research groups in stroke, epilepsy, MRI, and
neurosurgery (brain tumours and subarachnoid haemorrhage). A merger between St
George’s University of London and Royal Holloway has been agreed and this will
further strengthen Clinical Neuroscience. Royal Holloway has particular expertise in
psychology and in functional MRI.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESEARCH WITHIN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE;
St George’s is one of the leading centres for stroke research in the United Kingdom
with internationally competitive teams in stroke imaging and stroke genetics within
Clinical Neuroscience, and carotid artery disease (carotid plaque instability,
Professor Matt Thompson and Dr Gill Cockerill, Vascular Surgery; carotid
endarterectomy trials, Professor Alison Halliday, Vascular Surgery; interventional
cerebrovascular neuroradiology, Dr Andrew Clifton, Neuroradiology).
The academic stroke environment at St George’s is further enhanced by the
institution being awarded the contract to host the South England Stroke Research
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Network (clinical lead Hugh Markus) which covers South London, Kent, Surrey and
Sussex. In addition there are close links with active stroke research teams within the
King’s College School of Medicine (Professor Charles Wolfe, Professor Lalit Kalra
and Dr Anthony Rudd).
Our current stroke research programme is a combination of translational work and
clinical studies. Current work is funded from a variety of organisations including
programme grant support from the Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation, EU,
and Wellcome Trust, and project grant and studentship support from the Stroke
Association, MRC, British Heart Foundation, Neuroscience Research Foundation, St
George’s Trustees. Particular areas of interest include cerebral small vessel
disease, genetics of ischaemic stroke, ultrasonic imaging in stroke and clinical
studies in stroke.
Of particular relevance to this post, the major research interest is investigating risk
factors and disease mechanisms, and the mechanisms of cognitive impairment, in
cerebral small vessel disease. We are applying diffusion tensor imaging in
prospective studies looking at mechanisms of cognitive decline in both normal ageing
and cerebral small vessel disease, and correlating the MRI findings with cognition.
We are developing novel neuropsychological tools to assess cognitive impairment in
patients with cerebral small vessel disease. We also run a national referral service
for patients with CADASIL, an autosomal dominant form of stroke, causing recurrent
lacunar stroke and subcortical dementia.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
This programme is led by Dr Franklyn Howe, Senior Lecturer in MR Physics and Dr
Tom Barrick, Senior Lecturer in MR Image Analysis. Dr Howe has particular
expertise in MR spectroscopy and its application to neurological diseases including
brain tumours and cerebrovascular disease. Dr Barrick has particular expertise in
diffusion tensor imaging and tractography and its application to investigating
mechanisms of cognitive decline in a variety of different neurological disorders.
Clinical studies are using the full range of MRI techniques (particularly DTI, structural
imaging, perfusion, spectroscopy, and blood brain barrier permeability imaging) to
investigate disease mechanisms in normal ageing, cerebrovascular disease, brain
tumours, addictive disorders, and other conditions.
Epilepsy Research Group
Dr Hannah Cock, Senior Lecturer in Neurology, has interests in the mechanisms of
epileptiform seizures in animal models and is establishing a clinical epilepsy research
Professor Bell leads programmes looking at disease mechanisms and imaging in
both brain tumours and subarachnoid haemorrhage.
Marios Papadopoulos leads a programme looking at the molecular basis of brain
damage and tissue oedema in brain tumours, and particularly the role of aquaporin.
This encompasses programmes using both disease models, and clinical studies.
Other relevant research
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Professor Brian Austen leads a research programme looking at disease mechanisms
in animal models of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. There is a strong
programme of genetics research within the Department of Genetics and the South
West Thames Regional Genetics laboratory.
There is a large neuropsychology programme, predominantly clinical but with some
associated research, based at the Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre and led by Dr
Martin Van Den Broek. This is part of St George’s NHS Trust and part of the
Neuroscience care group.
RESEARCH FACILITIES AT ST GEORGE’S
There are excellent support and basic science facilities. These include good access,
with dedicated research time, on two 1.5T MRI scanners within the Trust. A new 3T
MRI will open in Neuroradiology in 2010 with 50% of its time funded by the Medical
School and available for research. There are excellent biological research facilities
as well as a fully equipped Biomics centre, which provides state of the art facilities for
proteomics and genomics.
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH STAFF IN THE CENTRE FOR CLINICAL
NEUROSCIENCES – AND THEIR INTERESTS
Stroke Research Group
Prof. Hugh Markus Professor of Neurology Stroke
Prof. John Norris Honorary Professor in Neurology Stroke
Dr Steve Bevan Non-clinical Senior Lecturer in Stroke Stroke Genetics
Dr Atticus Hainsworth Non-clinical Senior Lecturer Stroke Basic science
Dr Caroline Lovelock Clinical Lecturer Stroke
Dr Poneh Adib-Samii Specialist Registrar Stroke Genetics
Rebecca Brookes Research Psychologist Neuropsychology
Celia Brown Clinical Studies Co-ordinator Stroke Trials
Dr Rebecca Charlton Research Psychologist Neuropsychology
Laura Collins Research Technician (Genetics) Stroke Genetics
Orlagh Flynn SELRN Co-ordinator Stroke Trials
Tom James Stroke Database Administrator Stroke databases
Ifan Jones Assistant Clinical Studies Co-ordinator Stroke Trials
Alice King PhD Student Stroke Imaging
Silvia Lanfranconi Honorary Research Assistant Stroke Genetics
Andrew Lawrence Research Psychologist Neuropsychology
Dr Catherine McCaig Postdoctoral Research Fellow Stroke Models
Rachel McMahon Assistant Study Co-ordinator Stroke Imaging
Ann Marie Murtagh SELRN Network Co-ordinator Stroke Trials
Emma O’Connor SRN Lead Nurse Stroke Trials
Joanna O’Reilly SELRN Clinical Studies Co-ordinator Stroke Trials
Adam Osman Research Technician Stroke Imaging
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Dr Bhavini Patel Clinical Research Fellow Stroke imaging
Dr Dominic Paviour Academic Clinical Lecturer Dementia
Barbara Sawyer NC3R Research Technician Stroke Models
Francesca Schiavone Research Governance Facilitator Stroke Trials
Eithne Smith Study Co-ordinator Stroke Genetics
Natalie van Zuydam Research Associate Stroke Genetics
Melina Wilson Study Co-ordinator Stroke Trials
Zuzana Winter Stroke Research Group Data Administrator Stroke Trials
Epilepsy Research Group
Dr Hannah Cock Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurology Epilepsy
MR research group
Dr Franklyn Howe Reader in Magnetic Resonance Imaging MR physics
Dr Tom Barrick Senior Lecturer in MR image analysis MR image analysis
Kirstie Opstad Research Fellow MRI
Ai Wern Chung Research Fellow MR Image Analysis
Other Neurology Research
Dr Fred Schon Honorary Reader in Neurological Education Neurological
Neurosurgery Research Group
Prof Anthony Bell Professor of Neurosurgery SAH/Brain Tumours
Dr Marios Wellcome Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery Aquaporins
Mr Suresh September Lecturer in Neurosurgery SAH
Dr Samira Saadoun Post Doctoral Research Associate SAH
Dr Matthew Crocker McKissock Clinical Lecturer SAH
Dr Timothy Jones McKissock Clinical Lecturer SAH
Mr Greg Fellows e-Tumour Clinical Research Fellow SAH
Mr Jonathan Bull CRUK Lecturer in Neurosurgery Neuro-Oncology
DETAILS OF POST
There will be five PAs for Medical School work and five PAs for clinical work.
A. Medical School (Academic) Duties;
The post holder will be expected to;
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1. Develop an independent research programme in an area of
2. Participate in teaching clinical students and other staff. This may include
formal lectures, special study modules, supervision of research students, and
other teaching. It is expected that the candidate will spend about one PA per
week on teaching.
3. Supervision of Research Fellows, BSc student projects, and other research
staff within the department.
4. Assist with administrative duties within the department including
organisation of the seminars and other meetings and other organisational
B. Clinical (NHS) Duties;
The post holder will be expected to;
1. With the NHS consultant with an interest in dementia, help develop and
deliver a dementia service within the Atkinson Morley Neuroscience Centre.
This will include outpatient dementia assessment including a one-stop
dementia clinic, and care of inpatients.
2. Outpatient clinics. The post holder will be expected to carry out two clinics
per week. One will be a dementia clinic. The other clinic will be initially in
general neurology although it may be possible to modify this over time to fit
with the interests of the successful applicant.
3. On call. The post holder will be expected to participate in the thrombolysis
rota and the neurology consultant on call rota. All consultants based at St
George’s participate in both rotas. The thrombolysis rota involves providing
cover for the acute thrombolysis service out of hours and at weekends, and
will be a 1 in 8. The neurology consultant on call rota (for the regional unit) is
approximately 1 week in 20. This week coincides with a week covering the
thrombolysis rota. This will be paid as an additional allowance as per the
normal on-call arrangements.
4. The post holder will be expected to attend relevant neuroscience
meetings including; weekly in-house CME meetings (radiology, case
presentation, and audit meetings on Friday mornings, dementia group
planning and clinical governance meetings.
5. The post holder will be expected to work with other consultants and
group members to put in place a clinical governance framework to ensure and
demonstrate compliance with NICE guidance.
6. Ward referrals. The post holder will not be expected to see general
neurology referrals but will be expected to see ward referrals relating to
dementia and cognition.
This timetable gives a general indication of the distribution and workload but the days
of individual sessions may vary.
Monday All day Medical School work
Tuesday All day Medical School work except
12.30 13.15 Journal Club
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Wednesday 09.00 - 10.30 Neurology ward round
10.30 - 12.00 Dementia referrals
14.00 - 17.00 Neurology Outpatient clinic
Thursday 09.00 - 13.00 Medical School work
14.00 - 15.00 NHS admin work
15.00 - 17.00 NHS audit/service delivery/dementia
Friday 09.00 - 11.30 Dementia day cases
11.30 - 13.00 Weekly CPD meeting
14.00 - 17.00pm Dementia outpatient clinic
Please note that the time allocated for both the Dementia and General
Neurology Outpatient Clinics include an hour to enable admin to be completed
i.e. 2pm – 4pm to be allocated to patients and then 4pm-5pm allocated for
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1. Person Specification
A Person Specification is a written document that describes the knowledge, skills and
attributes that are required of the jobholder to carry out the role to an acceptable
standard of performance. Please see the guidance notes and template on the HR
Department portal pages for more information.
This template shows examples of elements to include in a Person Specification. Please delete these when
using this as a template.
Criteria Essential/Desirable How it is
Qualifications BM BCH or equivalent E CV, AF
MRCP E CV, AF
Higher research degree (MD or PhD) E CV, AF
Experience Experience to CCST level in neurology E SS, INT
Publications in scientific journals or E CV, AF,
Subspecialty experience training in E SS,, INT
Publications in scientific journals E CV,
Knowledge/ Skills Excellent communication and E SS, INT
Good computer literacy E SS, INT
High level of organisational skills E SS, INT
Personal Enthusiastic E INT
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Self motivating E INT
Ability to work as part of a team and E INT
excellent collaborative skills
AF=Application Form, CV=Curriculum Vitae, SS=Supporting Statements, ST=Selection Test/Presentation,
Note: Elements marked SS (Supporting Statements) in the Person Specification will be highlighted in Step 6
(Supporting Statements) on the online application form. Applicants’ answers to Step 6 are an essential part of
the selection process. Applicants should write individual supporting statements to demonstrate how their
qualifications, experience, skills and training fit each of the elements highlighted in this section. Applicants
should address other elements of the Person Specification in Step 7 (Additional Information). Shortlisting will
be based on applicants’ responses to Step 6 and Step 7. Therefore applicants should complete both sections
as fully as possible on the online application form.
15 May 2009
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About St George’s, University of London
St. George’s, University of London, is the only remaining independently governed
medical school in the country. A College of the University of London, we have been
providing medical and healthcare training for over 250 years.
Our Mission is “to promote by excellence in teaching, clinical practice and research,
the prevention, treatment and understanding of disease.”
5,500 students study at St George’s, divided between two faculties, Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences, and Health & Social Care Sciences (a joint venture with
Kingston University). Our courses range from medicine, biomedical sciences,
nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, to therapeutic and diagnostic radiography as well
as post graduate courses.
St George’s prides itself on providing the highest standard of learning through the
latest in teaching and learning resources, exceptional research, innovative course
development, enterprise and innovation, and strategic partnerships.
We were the first to introduce a 4 year MBBS Graduate Entry Programme (GEP)
open to graduates from all disciplines. Our latest Biomedical Informatics degree, a
programme that brings together computing, medicine, and biology in various different
applications, has seen significant enrolment in its inaugural year.
In research, we are equally as innovative and driven by high standards of excellence
to advance healthcare. The 4 major research themes at St George’s are Cardiac &
Vascular Sciences, Cell Signalling, Epidemiology, and Infection, including research
on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, Stroke and hypertension.
St George’s success has been aided by our strategic partnerships with other
institutions. Our life-long partnership with St George’s Hospital has created a unique
learning and research environment. Our joint Faculty of Health and Social Care
Sciences, and our Foundation Year Medicine programme with Kingston University,
have significantly broadened access to medical and healthcare education for
students previously excluded from the higher education experience. And our new
three-way alliance with Kingston University and Royal Holloway, University of London
will create still more new opportunities at both the undergraduate and postgraduate
level such as the BSc in Biomedical Science.
In 2001, St George’s established an Enterprise and Innovation Centre to encourage
the transfer of knowledge and skills to business and the wider community.
St George’s academic provision is organised into 6 divisions: Basic Medical
Sciences, Cardiac and Vascular Sciences, Clinical Developmental Sciences, Cellular
and Molecular Medicine, Community Health Sciences, and Mental Health Sciences.
More information about these divisions and their research specialisms can be found
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St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest healthcare units in the
United Kingdom accommodating around 1170 beds and treating around 80,000
inpatient and day cases, and over 300,000 outpatients annually. The Trust serves
three local Primary Care Trusts with a resident population of about 300,000. The
Trust employs over 4000 staff incorporating 575 medical & dental staff. It provides
general acute services together with speciality services including neuroscience,
cardiothoracic, and specialist children’s services.
The Trust is on two main sites: St George’s Hospital, the base for acute general
medicine and surgical services and the Wolfson Neurological Rehabilitation Centre in
Wimbledon. St George’s Hospital is the main teaching hospital in the south west
sector of London and as such has developed links with most district general hospitals
throughout Surrey and Sussex, and supports a significant training programme for
junior doctors who rotate through the Trust.
In 2003, the Atkinson Morley’s Hospital closed and moved to a new, purpose-built
wing on the Tooting site, sharing accommodation with the regional cardiothoracic
unit. The new Atkinson Morley Wing is arranged over four floors, around inner
courtyards and incorporates 233 in-patient and day-case beds, eight operating
theatres, and a range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities. It is the
regional neuroscience centre for south-west London and a large part of Surrey and
The Trust board is chaired by an Independent chair and in addition there are five
non-executive directors from outside the NHS including some from Industry and
Commerce. The Trust is organised as seven Directorates: Medicine, Surgery &
Theatres/Anaesthetics, Cancer, Children & Women’s, Cardiothoracic,
Neurosciences, Professional & Scientific. Each of which has a core management
group of a consultant (Clinical Director), Head of Nursing, and general manager.
Below is a list of all the service centres with specialties they encompass:
Neurosurgery; neuroradiology; neurology; neurorehabilitation; neuroanaesthetics and
The Directorate of Neurosciences is a dynamic group of 24 consultant neurologists.
St George’s provides both a district neurology care to our large local population as
well as a regional service to our partner DGHs in London, Surrey and Sussex.
The neurology service is based in the Atkinson Morley Wing at St George’s Hospital.
It provides a large and comprehensive regional neuroscience service and is well
supported by specialist departments in neurosurgery, neuroradiology,
neurophysiology and neuropathology. There are specialist clinics in stroke,
neuromuscular disease, movement disorders, botulinum toxin injection, epilepsy,
multiple sclerosis & neurogenetics and Tourette’s syndrome.
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The regional neuroscience structure provides considerable support for neurological
care for the local population. The most recent development has been the extension
of thrombolysis for stroke patients to 24 hour service.
The Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre is renowned for excellence in neurological
rehabilitation and serves both as a local and a tertiary care facility.
Department of Neurology, AMH Regional Neuroscience Centre, St George's
Consultant neurologists with majority sessions at St. George’s Hospital include Dr
Oliver Foster, Dr Anthony Pereira, Professor Hugh Markus, Dr Hannah Cock, and Dr
Marie-Helene Marion. The district neurology service is closely linked to the regional
neuroscience service in the Atkinson Morley Wing. There are 21 consultant
neurologists. St George’s provides a comprehensive neurology service as well as
many specialist clinics. The neurologists at St George’s Hospital are:
Dr. Ali Al-Memar Kingston Hospital
Dr. David Barnes St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey
Dr. Hannah Cock St George’s Hospital and Medical
Dr. Oliver Foster St. George’s Hospital
Dr. Paul Hart Kingston Hospital
Dr. Geoff Kimber East Surrey Hospitals
Dr. Ron McKeran St. Helier’s Hospital
Dr. Bridget MacDonald Mayday Hospital
Dr. Marie-Helene Marion St George’s Hospital
Prof. Hugh Markus St George’s Hospital and Medical
Dr. Jane Meuller St. Helier’s Hospital
Dr. Salah Omer Kingston Hospital
Dr. Anthony Pereira St George’s Hospital
Dr. Fred Schon Mayday Hospital
Dr. Jeremy Stern Frimley Park Hospital
Dr. Tim Von Oertzen Kingston Hospital
Dr. Stephen Wilson Epsom & St Helier’s Hospital
Dr. Damian Wren Frimley Park Hospital
Dr. Colette Griffen St George’s Hospital
Dr. Matthew Craner Frimley Park Hospital
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The junior staff include:
o 8 SpRs in neurology & 4 SHOs
o 2 SpRs in stroke & 2 SHOs
o 1 SpR in rehabilitation & 1 SHO
o 1 SpR in neurophysiology
Additional specialist activities in the group
There is a great breadth of expertise available at St George’s as evidenced from the
1. Stroke Imaging meeting. This is held on Monday at 09:00.
2. Neurology Teaching. Dr Schon every Tuesday at 11:00
3. Neurology SHO teaching. Dr MacDonald every Wednesday at 11:00.
4. Stroke teaching. This is taken by Dr Pereira every Thursday at 12:30.
5. A combined X-ray/pathology meeting of all the
Neurological/Neurosurgical/Medical staff is held on Friday mornings at
10:00am in the X-ray room
6. Academic seminar. This is held on the first Monday of each month at 12:00
7. Neurophysiology St George's Core
8. Neuro-genetics St George's Core
9. Neuropathology St George's Core
10. Neuroradiology St George's Core
11. Neurosurgery St George's Core
12. Rehabilitation St George's &WolfsonCore
13. OPD Foster St George's General
14. OPD Marion St George's General
15. OPD Omer St George's General
16. OPD Cock St George's General
17. OPD Pereira St George's General
18. OPD Epsom Epsom General
19. OPD Wren/Stern Frimley Park General
20. OPD Al-Memar Kingston General
21. OPD Schon/MacDonald Mayday General
22. OPD Hart St Helier's General
23. OPD Barnes St Peter's General
24. OPD Tourette's St George's Specialist
25. OPD MultipleSclerosis DMT St George's Specialist
26. OPD Autonomic disease St George's Specialist
27. OPD Botulinum Toxin Inj St George's Specialist
28. OPD Movement Disorder St George's Specialist
29. OPD Epilepsy St George's Specialist
30. OPD Neuromuscular St George's Specialist
31. Epilepsy surgery St George's Specialist
32. Theatre Muscle Biopsy St George's Specialist
33. Theatre Nerve Biopsy St George's Specialist
34. OPD Stroke St George's Specialist
35. OPD CADASIL St George's Specialist
36. OPD Neuro-otology St George's Specialist
37. Neuropsychiatry St George's Specialist
38. OPD Paediatrics St George's Specialist
39. Neuropsychology St George's Specialist
40. OPD Neurosurgery St George's Specialist
41. ITU experience St George's Specialist
42. Sleep St George's Specialist
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43. Dementia Springfield Specialist
44. OPD Neuroophthalmoplogy St George's &WolfsonSpecialist
45. OPD Pain Wolfson Specialist
The successful candidate will be expected to work with professional colleagues and
local managers in the efficient running of the Service, and will share with Consultant
colleagues in the medical contribution to management. He/she will be expected to
participate in the Trust’s system of governance and audit, and maintain their
CME/CPD. He/she will also have a commitment to participate in the Trusts
professional development. The appointee will be expected to observe the Trust’s
agreed policies and procedure, drawn up in consultation with the profession on
clinical matters, and to follow the standing orders and financial instructions of the
The post holder will have access to a desk, PC and a Medical PA in the Atkinson
Morley Wing for the clinical element of the role, and the University will provide
working space and equipment for the academic element of the role
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Terms and Conditions of Employment
A full statement of the terms and conditions will be sent to the successful candidate.
Post title: Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant Neurologist/Stroke
Contract type: Permanent
Grade: Consultant Contract
London allowance: £2,162 per annum
Salary range: £73,403 – £98,962 per annum depending on the seniority of
the successful candidate.
Hours: 40 hours per week notionally. Staff are expected to work the
hours necessary to meet the requirements of the role.
Annual leave: 32 days per annum
Plus eight UK public holidays and three days when St
George’s is closed (usually between Christmas and New
Year). Part time staff receive a pro rata entitlement.
Pension: Membership of USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme,
employee contribution rate is 6.35%) or of SAUL
(Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London,
employee contribution rate is 6%) is optional. Existing
members of NHSSS (National Health Service Superannuation
Scheme) may elect to remain as members of that scheme.
Offers of Offers of appointment are only valid if made by the Director of
employment Administration or designated members of the Human
Resources Department acting on his behalf.
Offers of appointment are made subject to receipt of
satisfactory references and satisfactory completion of
probationary periods where appropriate.
Place of residence It is St George’s policy that all postholders must live within 30
miles of St George’s on appointment unless otherwise agreed
Right to work St George’s will comply with the Immigration, Asylum and
Nationality Act 2006 which requires all prospective employees
to provide documentary evidence of their legal right to work in
the UK prior to commencing employment. For posts requiring
a recognised degree level qualification and where there is no
suitable UK or European Economic Area candidate, St
George’s will take necessary steps to secure a work permit
from the Home Office in order for a foreign national to take up
All candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide
copies of one of the following official documents:
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the identification pages and appropriate visa pages of
their passport describing the holder as a British citizen or
a EEA national or showing that they are otherwise entitled
to work in the United Kingdom.
A birth certificate issued in the UK or in the Republic of
A certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British
A letter issued by the Border and Immigration Agency of
the Home Office indicating that the person has permission
to take up employment.
All successful candidates will be required to provide original
documentation in accordance with the Home Office
documents lists, before commencing employment. Any offers
of appointment are subject to verification of Right to Work
status and failure to produce valid listed documents will result
in any offer of employment being withdrawn.
Medical Clearance St George’s reserves the right to request successful
candidates (including internal candidates) to complete pre-
employment health questionnaires. In accordance with this,
any offer of employment is made subject to satisfactory health
clearance by the Staff Health Department.
No smoking St George’s has established a no-smoking policy to minimise
risks to the health of staff and to maintain a tobacco smoke
free working environment. Smoking is not permitted in any of
the St George’s buildings or grounds.
Equal St George's, University of London confirms its commitment to
Opportunities a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities in employment
in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of
their relevant merits and abilities and are given equal
opportunities within St George’s. The aim of this policy is to
ensure that no job applicant or employee should receive less
favourable treatment on any grounds not relevant to good
employment practice. St George’s is committed to action to
make this policy fully effective.
CRB/ROA Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure
This post is subject to the successful candidate being
asked to apply for Disclosure from the Criminal Records
Bureau (CRB) at Enhanced Level. Further information
regarding Disclosure can be found at
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Because of the nature of the work for which you are
applying, this post is exempt from the provisions of
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Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
(Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are therefore not
entitled to withhold information about convictions, which
for other purposes are regarded as 'spent' under the
provisions of the Act, and in the event of employment, any
failure to disclose such convictions could result in
dismissal or disciplinary action by St George's, University
of London. Convictions within the Armed Services,
outside the United Kingdom or disciplinary action by
certain professional bodies must also be included.
Any information given will be completely confidential and
will be considered only in relation to posts to which the
Clinical appointments Medical: It is a requirement of the post that the successful
General Medical Council Registration
Registration with a recognised Medical Defence
Organisation for insurance and indemnity
Honorary Contracts An Honorary Contract will be sought from the appropriate
Trust for the successful candidate.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Hugh Markus on 020 8725 2735 or
Making an application
All applicants are encouraged to apply on line at http://jobs.sgul.ac.uk as our system
is user friendly and the online application form is simple to complete.
If you do not have access to a computer with internet capability, a manual application
form can be requested from the Recruitment Team and should be returned as below:
Human Resources Department
St George's, University of London
London SW17 0RE,
Tel: 020 8725 5020 (24 hour answerphone)
Fax: 020 8725 3426
Closing date: 23rd October 2009
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It is likely that the interviews for this appointment will be in the last week of
November. As shortlisted candidates will be notified by email, it is imperative that
you provide an email address that is accessed frequently.
References will be taken up before interview unless you indicate otherwise as part of
Please quote reference 417-09.
Thank you for your interest in working at St George’s, University of London. All
applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by email (or by post if
no email address is supplied). We aim to respond to all candidates within 5 weeks of
the closing date of the vacancy.
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St George’s, University of London offers staff a range of benefits and opportunities
Pay and Pensions
The University offers competitive terms, conditions and benefits.
St. Georges, University of London offers optional membership of competitive final
salary pension schemes with generous employer contributions and a range of extra
benefits. The University administers 3 schemes:
Pension Scheme Employee’s Employer’s
National Health Service Pension Scheme (NHSPS) 5 – 8.5% 14%
for existing members dependant
Superannuation Arrangements of the University of 6% 13%
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) 6.35% 14%
Staff at St. Georges, University of London are entitled to a minimum of 27 days of
annual leave per year, up to a maximum of 32 days for academic and related staff
which is pro-rated for part-time staff. In addition to this are 3 extra school closure
days per year (normally between Christmas and New Year, when the University is
closed) and the 8 Bank Holidays per year.
The University also provides generous maternity leave benefits consisting of 8
week’s full pay and 16 week’s half pay, available after completing one year's
continuous service, or alternatively, adoption and paternity leave entitlements.
Parental leave entitlements also apply.
Staff are also entitled to generous long term sickness absence pay which rises to 6
months full pay and 6 months half pay after five year’s service with the University.
Paid leave to care for dependants is also available in emergency situations.
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Flexible working, including part-time or reduced hours of work, opportunities to work
from home for many posts, and local flexibility in agreeing start and finish times of
work are among the extra benefits offered by the University.
Staff Development and Training
The Staff Development Office provides information, advice and support to all
University staff, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to develop both
personally and professionally. A range of activities are provided to meet the
development and training needs of individuals and teams, including:
A Personal Review scheme which supports staff to achieve the objectives
outlined in St. George’s strategic plan, and identifies and targets staff
development and training needs.
A programme of support and training for members of staff with managerial
responsibilities. This includes in-house and external activities, some of which
are run in collaboration with Kingston University and Royal Holloway,
University of London.
Development of leadership skills at entry level and in developing team
A Learning and Teaching Support Programme aimed at supporting all
members of staff involved in learning and teaching support
A provision of tailored development opportunities for research staff, the
majority of whom are on fixed term contracts.
The University provides in-house skills training and uses the European
Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) as a means of developing the ICT skills of
staff to an internationally recognised standard of competence.
All new members of staff receive an appropriate induction to St. George’s,
their Division/Department and their job. The Staff Development Office works
with divisions and departments to develop local induction policies.
With advice and guidance from the Health, Safety and Environmental Adviser,
a programme of Health and Safety training is included as part of the induction
process and as a separate on-going programme of training.
The Staff Development Office provides a range of comprehensive internal
training and development opportunities for Continuing Professional
Development, to meet generic needs identified through the Personal Review
Scheme. In cases where the training need cannot be met by internal
provision, appropriate external provisions are sourced and recommendations
St. George's has introduced as part of its family friendly initiative, a more flexible way
to meet the costs of childcare for staff. Under the Busy Bee's scheme, part of a staff
member’s wages or salary can be given up or 'sacrificed' in exchange for Childcare
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Vouchers. Within specified limits, these vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from
National Insurance Contributions and therefore represent a saving for employees
who receive them as part of their total employment package. The Childcare
Vouchers received are then exchanged, in whole or part, for childcare services.
Trade Union and Staff Representatives
The University runs and supports a Staff Forum which aims to provide a mode for
discussion of matters affecting the working lives of all staff. It is a consultative body
which is designed to seek the views of a wide membership of St. George’s staff,
through Staff Group Representatives.
The University has formal recognition agreements with a number of trade unions
including the British Medical Association (BMA), Amicus, Universities and Colleges
Union (UCU), Unison, and Clerical and Secretarial Staff.
The University, in liaison with St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust provides an
Occupational Health Service to ensure the health and wellbeing of staff – promoting
health and preventing ill-health through pre-employment screening, vaccinations and
immunisation, sickness absence management, health promotion and accident follow-
A staff counselling and support service is also provided free of charge by a number of
The Robert Lowe Sports Centre, situated on the St George's Healthcare NHS Trust
site offers staff access to squash and badminton courts; weights and aerobic training
rooms; a climbing wall; facilities for basketball; cricket nets; five-a-side football,
netball and volleyball; circuit training; squash and badminton coaching; and karate.
Membership is open to staff and partners, for a very competitive membership fee.
Between the University and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, there are a variety of
shops and services that are convenient for staff. These include:
NatWest bank and ATM conveniently located on site
School Shop (for food, stationery and other consumables)
Student Bar (serving beverages, sandwiches and snacks to staff and
Peabody’s coffee shop
Eddie Wilson’s Café
Books & Stuff (selling study and leisure books, medical equipment and
clothing and gift stationery)
Staff restaurant (offering both staff and the general public a wide range of hot
meals, salads, sandwiches and drinks)
Hyde Park Room (fully licensed restaurant operating weekdays and
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Knightsbridge Wing Cafe
Internet café free of charge
Hospital Chapel, multi-faith room and church services
On-site NHS walk-in centre
Interest-free loans for season Travelcards.
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