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Community Consultant Paediatrician - Barking

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per annum , London Allowance £2162 PA
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Paediatrics
Contract Type
Full Time

£93,666 - £126,281 per annum (Pro-rata)


Full-time: 10 Programmed Activities (DCC:SPA = 7.5:2.5)

On call

73 Axe Street, Barking, IG11 7LZ

Qualifications needed:

Full GMC registration with a licence to practice

CCT or equivalent

Inclusion in, or eligibility for inclusion in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining CCST

At least 2 years' experience in Community Child Health.

Main duties of the job


NELFT is an award-winning community and mental health Trust, providing healthcare for over 4.9 million people, ensuring our patients, family and friends feel confident that their health needs are met. We are committed to delivering the best care to the communities we serve across North East London, Essex and Kent.

With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled healthcare professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care. Joining us will provide you with unparalleled access to training opportunities, continuous CPD, peer support groups, and a robust supervision and appraisal system.

We are currently recruiting to a Community Consultant Paediatrician position in the Barking and Dagenham Specialist Children Service, based at the Child and Family Health Centre, 79 Axe Street, Barking, IG11 7L.

This is a new, substantive, full-time post. This post is currently vacant, and we wish to recruit to it as soon as possible.

You will join another 4wte Consultant Paediatricians, 1wte Specialist Grade Doctor, 2wte Specialty Doctors, and 2wte Core/GP Trainees within the service, and will have the opportunity to influence future direction, treatment, and models of design in the area in which you work.

About us

Why Barking & Dagenham?

Barking & Dagenham has extremely good transport links to central London and eastwards to Essex and Kent. In terms of public transport, the borough is served by a good local bus network as well as National Rail/C2C (Barking), the District Line (Barking, Upney, Becontree, Dagenham Heathway, Dagenham East), the London Overground (Barking & Barking Riverside) and the new Elizabeth Line (Chadwell Heath).

Barking and Dagenham services have a culture of continual learning and development. Several service development and Quality Improvement initiatives are being progressed.

You will be expected to:

Work as part of multidisciplinary teams providing care to babies, children and young people across Barking & Dagenham.

Provide senior medical support and guidance to the team

Work directly with babies, children and young people, and their families and liaise as appropriate with other external health providers and acute hospitals

Participate in the local Child Protection rota

Support your peers and team leader, and be an effective team member whilst allowing them to work with their own initiative

Work alongside 4wte Consultant Paediatricians, 1wte Specialist Grade Doctor, 2wte Specialty Doctors, and 2wte Core/GP Trainees within the service

Commit to collaborative working, actively supporting and liaising with other health and social professionals, and agencies.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To be successful in your application, you will need:

To demonstrate that your values are in line with that of NELFTs values,

To be innovative, motivated, and passionate about baby, children, and young people health care,

Essential understanding of current developments in community paediatric care,

To be a team player

NELFT Benefits:

Relocation expenses

Career Development and training

Just & Compassionate Culture

Award winning Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives

Vivup employee benefits platform and salary sacrifice scheme

Salary Finance and Financial Wellbeing support

Employee Assistance Programme

Health & Wellness initiatives

11 Staff Networks including parents & carers network, ethnic minorities network, LGBT+ network and Disability network to name a few

Retail Discounts

Flexible working and agile working

Cycle to work scheme

To apply for this role, please visit or and search under job reference number 395-MED450-24.

For more information, hear directly from our clinicians in Redbridge, by accessing this video link: Working for NELFT in our Barking & Dagenham Medical Directorate

We encourage you to view our Trust website and read the news stories, which will give you more information about the breadth of the organisation and our innovative services. Please visit or

Please also view our social media pages to get an insight into life at #TeamNELFT.

Twitter: @NELFT / NELFTCareers

LinkedIn: NELFT NHS Foundation Trust | LinkedIn

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Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCPCH by examination or equivalent.


  • On the GMC's Specialist Register or within six months of CCT at time of scheduled interview

Clinical Experience and Training

  • At least 2 years General Professional Training in paediatrics


  • 3 years Higher Specialist Training, including 2 years in Community Paediatrics, or is able to demonstrate having achieved the competencies equivalent to the Highest Specialist

Specific Clinical Skills:

  • Experience of neurodisability and neurodevelopmental Paediatrics


  • Approved training in Child Protection / Safeguarding at Level 3 of the Intercollegiate guidelines

Knowledge and Skills

  • Willing to work unsupervised and make decisions


  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively




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