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Locum Consultant in Paediatric Medicine - Safeguarding

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Closing date
19 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Paediatrics
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Job Details

Job overview

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking a Consultant Paediatrician and Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children. The Trust is seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual who can realise the potential of the role and directly influence both service delivery and the future development plans for the paediatric and children’s safeguarding services.

A key driver is to improve the overall patient experience, and this is focused around providing a high quality, safe, responsive and coordinated service within the local and regional health area. The service is therefore looking to appoint an individual who has the vision, drive and commitment to work flexibly and is passionate about caring for children in Hull and surrounding areas.   

Responsibilities will also require the post holder to fully participate in the teaching and training of all professional groups and play a central role in clinical governance issues within the specialty of Paediatrics.

Please include in the additional information section of the application form the name of you current responsible officer, their contact details and your date of revalidation.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will deliver clinical safeguarding child protection medical assessments in the dedicated children’s safeguarding facility, the Anlaby Suite, working in accordance with the Intercollegiate Document, Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff, 2019, published by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Following all medical examinations the post-holder will be responsible for producing written reports/statements for child protection and civil/criminal court proceedings.

The post-holder will also perform examinations of children and young people aged 15 years and under who report sexual abuse or in whom sexual abuse has been raised as a concern. This will include “acute” examinations which are defined as those in whom the last episode of abuse or suspected abuse was within the previous week. The post holder will undertake a sensitive trauma informed holistic assessment, which will include photo-documentation of the genital / anal examination, appropriate management of medical and sexual health needs, collection of appropriate forensic samples and assessment of mental health needs. They will ensure the provision of appropriate aftercare and safeguarding of the child or young person. The post-holder will also provide telephone support and advice to professionals from partner agencies including police, social care and other healthcare professionals.

Working for your organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £800 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post-holder will contribute at least one general paediatric outpatient clinic per week seeing general paediatric referrals over one year of age and general paediatric follow up from the paediatric inpatient ward. The post-holder will also be required to undertake Consultant of the Week and on-call duties covering the General Paediatric Service. On-calls are approximately 1 in 11.

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name Dr Mary Barraclough Job title Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Lead Email address Telephone number 01482 875875 Additional contact information

Dr Chris Wood, Clinical Director


01482 607871



Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a trust that truly cares about you and your career.

As part of our medical workforce you will be one of the leaders and role models in our team of remarkable people. We'll make sure we invest in your continued development and enable you to deliver great care to your patients. We will empower you to be accountable for your services and make sure you always feel part of a team that seeks to deliver new ways of working.We are a teaching trust that works closely with our partners in education, commissioning and across health care in a vibrant city that is a great place to work, live and unwind.We are a trust that typifies this extraordinary place and reflects its remarkable people.

Be a part of it, you'll love it. WE PROMISE.


  • Exemplary research and development into the causes of heart disease and cancer
  • One of the best equipped and performing Emergency Departments in the UK.
  • Ground-breaking robotic-assisted surgery
  • Recognised as a major trauma centre
  • The first UK Trust to perform Mitral valve surgery.
  • World class cancer facilities at the Queen’s Centre. - The Queen's Centre from Hull Hospitals NHS on Vimeo.


...for student satisfaction in the UK. The Medical School is a partnership between the Universities of Hull and York and the NHS, providing high quality, cutting-edge medical training. This makes our hospital an important teaching hospital for the development of new generations of doctors with a strong reputation in biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.


Hull is the UK’s City of Culture and was recently rated by Rough Guide as one of the top ten tourist  destinations in the world. A hub for music festivals, nightlife, restaurants, theatres and bars, with world class visitor attractions and famous sports teams, this is a great and affordable place to work, play, live and unwind.


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