Consultant in Paediatric Oncology


Main area
Paediatric Oncology
Full Time
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Cambridge University Hospitals
£76,761 - £103,490
29/06/2018 23:59



Applications are invited for the post of substantive Consultant in Paediatric Oncology (10 PA) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The successful applicant for this replacement post will join the established team of four full time Paediatric Oncologists (including this post) and one University Lecturer together with three Paediatric Haematologists, along with one Palliative Care Consultant, in providing a tertiary service to children in the East of England Region.

The Cambridge Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Centre is one of the larger Primary Treatment Centres in the UK and currently receives around 150 new referrals per year for childhood malignancy, treated within a purpose built unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Most related specialties, including laboratory services, radiotherapy, paediatric intensive care and paediatric neurosurgery are available on site.

There are strong academic links available for cancer research in Cambridge, through the Biomedical Research Centre, MRC and CRUK Cambridge Centre, as well as through academic departments within the University.

Applicants should have general paediatric experience together with specific paediatric oncology training, and are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of interview.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Dr Amos Burke, Specialty Lead for Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Palliative Care, or Dr James Nicholson, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist and CRUK Cambridge Centre Paediatric Programme Lead by telephone on 01223 256298 or email or or

If you have problems applying, contact

Medical Staffing, Box 154
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road
01223 254551