Locum Consultant in Clinical Oncology (Gynae)

Negotiable The base salary ranges between £84,559 - £114,003 pa (pro rata).
14 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is an international leader in cancer research and development and is the largest single site cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe.

The post holder will deliver oncology input to patients with gynaecological cancers (cervical, uterine, vulval and vaginal cancers) from across greater Manchester and Cheshire.

This is a 10 month locum post covering maternity leave. The appointee will be expected to develop a significant gynae interest delivering radiotherapy, brachytherapy and systemic therapy.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be one of 3 Clinical Oncology consultants specialising in Gynaecological (cervical, endometrial, vaginal and vulval cancers) specialising in clinical oncology and will be an active member of the MDT. They will receive referrals from all sectors of Greater Manchester and East Cheshire, as well as the area served by Preston Rosemere Cancer Centre which includes East Lancashire and Cumbria.

The post holder will be actively involved in providing an image guided brachytherapy service for cervical and endometrial cancer patients. The group has an active gynae brachytherapy service (delivering approximately 751 fractions per year). The post will include a regular gynae brachytherapy theatre session. Expertise in brachytherapy is not essential, as on the job training will be available. The well supported team structure and ethos facilitates cross-cover of clinical work, including chemotherapy clinics and brachytherapy theatre sessions, training/mentorship can be provided if required.

The post holder will join the clinical, technical, and project teams in developing the Proton Beam Therapy service at The Christie. Dr Ed Smith is the clinical lead for the project, and Prof Ran Mackay the technical lead. Work in this area will focus on the development of proton beam therapy planning, working closely with clinical colleagues and those in the Medical Physics department. It is also expected that the appointee will work to develop clinical protocols.

About us

The appointee will join a team of 51 Clinical Oncology Consultants and will be based at the Christie and will provide a site-specialised service in Gynaecological tumours and become an active member of the Gynaecological and Urological Multidisciplinary Disease Groups which are research active groups with large clinical research portfolios and basic research programmes.

Job description

We would be very happy to discuss further about the details of the post, and to give further background information on the Christie clinical service as needed.

It is a statutory requirement for successful candidates to have completed Specialist Training and to be entered on the GMCs Specialist Register in Radiotherapy (Clinical Oncology) or be eligible for CCT within 6 months of the interview.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr L Barraclough

Tel: 0161 446 3405 or email lisa.barraclough2@nhs.net

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure

In addition to your completed application form, a copy of a current CV is required to support the application, to be sent to James Graham, at The Christie via email; james.graham12@nhs.net

Please quote job reference 413-V2021-22212 on all correspondence.

Person Specification

  • Appropriate experience across all disease groups in Clinical Oncology


  • Breast clinical experience
  • Research experience


  • Wide experience of Oncology including Gynaecological Cancer


  • An appropriate higher degree

Research / Publications

  • Evidence of productive ethical research relevant to oncology


  • Recent publications in peer-reviewed journals

Professional Qualifications

  • Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register via one of the following: a) Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) or b) Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration


  • MRCP or equivalent qualification FRCR


  • An appropriate higher degree

BMJRef: BMJ-49114/413-V2021-22212


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