Specialty Doctor in Paediatric Oncology

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£40,037 - £74,661 per annum pro-rata
12 Sep 2020
10 Oct 2020
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Specialty Doctor in Paediatric Oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. This is a replacement full-time (10PA) post.

The successful applicant for this new post will join an established team of 4 full-time Paediatric Consultant Oncologists, one Honorary Consultant (4 PAs) and one University Reader (5 PAs) together with three Consultant Paediatric Haematologists, one Palliative Consultant, one Associate Specialist, and one Specialty doctor.  There are training grade doctors comprising 3 Higher Training Specialty Registrars (up to 2 GRID Trainees) as well as Foundation and ST1-3 Trainees.

The Cambridge Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Centre is one of the larger Principal 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 and able to work at middle grade level. Some specific Paediatric Haematology/Oncology training is desirable.

You will have 4 years full-time post graduate experience (or equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty, or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.

Please note that this post does not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval or training recognition. 

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). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

For 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 on 01223 256298 or via email at amos.burke@adenbrookes.nhs.uk or Dr Emmy Dickens , Consultant Paediatric Haematologist on 01223 348151 or via email at emmy.dickens@addenbrookes.nhs.uk