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Consultant in Paediatric Oncology (10 PAs)

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£93,666 - £126,281 per annum pro-rata
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for the post of substantive Consultant in Paediatric Oncology (10 PAs) at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).

The successful applicant for this replacement post will join the established team of 4 full-time Paediatric Oncologists (including this post) and two University Professors, together with three Paediatric Haematologists, and one Palliative Care Consultant, in providing a tertiary service to children in the East of England Region. 

The Cambridge Paediatric Haematology, Oncology, and BMT 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.

Main duties of the job

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in Paediatric Oncology or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

Working for your organisation

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.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker 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.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Applicants should have general paediatric experience together with specific paediatric oncology training. At least five years’ experience at consultant level is highly desirable.

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

Additional contact information

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Dr Emmy Dickens, Specialty Lead for  Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and BMT or Dr Charlie Burns, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist by email or, respectively.



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