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Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Job Reference: 425-A-20-43106

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£79,860 to £107,668

Job Description is approved by the Royal College of Physicians

Consultant Neurologist

Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Paediatric Neurology Team are looking for a new team member who is innovative, dynamic and passionate about delivering excellent care.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of an expanding Neurology paediatric team who are passionate about developing new ways of working to meet the increasing demand for developmental services. The team encourages development of sub-speciality interests and the post-holder would be encouraged to further develop their own special interest, with time available in the job plan for this. There are likely to be further changes in staffing within the team over the next few years so any special interest can be accommodated.

The post-holder will take part in the on-call rota on a 1:6 basis – a Consultant of the Week mechanism is in place which allows for dedicated time to delivery of acute in-patient care.

There is a weekly departmental CPD programme including complex neurology and complex epilepsy MDTs, neuroradiology and EEG MDT meetings as well as monthly team business meetings and regular neurogenetic MDT meetings. Applicants must hold a full licence to practice with the GMC and be on the specialist register.

Applicants must be a holder of a certificate of completed training (CCT) or be within 6 months of award of CCT at the date of interview.


For further details and informal visits please contact:

Dr Chris Rittey

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Tel: 0114 271 7607 (secretary)


Dr Sally Gibbs

Clinical Director – Division of MEDicine

Tel: 0114 266 7917

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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