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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Consultant

Job Reference: 358-1392042-CON-C

University Hospitals of Leicester
Glenfield, Leicester
£77,913 - £105,042

The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC) is entering an exciting period in its history and this new consultant post will play a crucial part in its future plans. Following the fantastic news that EMCHC will continue to provide Level 1 surgical and interventional services we can now look forward to the growth and development necessary to achieve full commissioning standards for adult congenital heart disease.

EMCHC provides specialist inpatient and outpatient congenital heart disease services to a catchment population of over 5 million people. It is a truly regional service with network clinics in six partnering hospitals. ACHD inpatient care is based at Glenfield Hospital with obstetric cardiology services at Leicester Royal Infirmary. EMCHC has a tertiary pulmonary hypertension service that is run in partnership with the National Pulmonary Hypertension Service at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

 This is a new post and will help support the current substantive team of NHS and academic staff of EMCHC. The post holder will join two Adult congenital heart disease consultants and eight paediatric cardiologists and world renowned ECMO service to contribute to the life-time care model for congenital heart disease patients that EMCHC prides itself on

The service also has strong links with academic cardiology and is co-located with a national Biomedical Research Centre. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical governance/audit activities. 

Those interested are strongly recommended to contact the service and arrange a visit.

Closing Date; 20th June 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Aidan Bolger, Consultant Cardiologist (ACHD), Head of Service EMCHC

0116 250 2530


Dr Simon MacDonald, Consultant Cardiologist (ACHD)


0116 250 2530

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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