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Consultant in Paediatric BMT and Cell Therapies

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

This a new substantive post within paediatric BMTU

It is an expansion post and brought about by increased clinical work in the Transplant department including stem cell gene therapy programmes, CAR-T work, and increased allogeneic transplant activity. There is significant support of the hospital to the translational cell and gene therapy research programme.

Please see detailed job description for further information regarding job overview.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will be expected to take part in the CAR-T, allogeneic transplant, and stem cell gene therapy clinical and research programmes.

The post holder will join the clinical team in BMT attending, as well as participating in leukaemia.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training

  • MBChB or equivalent
  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalent MRCPCH or MRCP
  • Completion of general professional training Medicine or Paediatrics
  • Eligible for specialist registration in Haematology or Paediatrics Oncology. Should be on the specialist register or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT or equivalent at interview.
  • Relevant clinical experience in Clinical Paediatric Haematology, and Transplant and Cell Therapies
  • Good team-working skills


  • MD, PhD, or other higher degree
  • FRCPath, or equivalent

Teaching and Audit

  • Teaching medical students
  • Teaching junior medical staff


  • Experience of audit

Academic Achievements and Research

  • Publications in peer reviewed journals or a demonstrable commitment to developing research within this field in the Trust

Other Requirements

  • Full registration with the GMC
  • Registered on the GMC Specialist Register (or be within 6 months of CCT date from the date of interview) or equivalent

Interpersonal Skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Communication skills


  • Leadership skills

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