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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/10/2020.

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist

Job Reference: 130-SDU9648S

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Singleton Hospital, Singleton
£79,957 - £103,806 Per annum

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Applications are invited for a full time Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist. This post is based in Swansea however some clinical commitments may be required in local cancer units within the network. It is offered on the amended terms of the Consultant Contract on an optional whole time, 37.5 hours, working week - 10 session basis, although any candidate who is unable for personal reasons to work full time would be eligible to be considered for the post, and is subject to the terms and conditions of service governing the appointment of hospital medical and dental staff in Wales.

The Swansea Gynaecological Oncology Centre (SGOC) is based at Singleton Hospital and serves the population of South West Wales with a catchment of about 1 million. The service has a very well developed Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) represented by all the relevant specialties including clinical and medical oncology, pathology, palliative care, radiology, cancer specialist and research nurses. The SGOC provides comprehensive gynaecological oncology services to the region and there are well established links with local cancer units. The service is undergoing continuous expansion including the development of highly specialised surgical services hence the need to appoint another colleague to support and sustain the development of our secondary and tertiary service provision.

You will join a team comprising three full time Gynaecological Oncologists based at Swansea, who provide surgical treatment mainly across two sites: Singleton hospital, which is where the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is based and Morriston hospital, which is the main acute hospital in Swansea housing a range of tertiary services including Cardiac and Thoracic surgery, renal services and the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery.

The current service provided within Morriston Hospital has excellent clinical multi disciplinary working relationships with Urology, Colorectal, hepatic-pancreatico biliary and Plastic Surgical services which support a well established Pelvic Oncology MDT (which receives referrals from across South Wales for patients with locally advanced or recurrent pelvic cancer) an ultra-radical debulking surgery for ovarian cancer respectively. High volume advanced laparoscopic surgery is also undertaken at both hospital sites.

Singleton hospital is adjacent to the Swansea University campus and a gynaecological oncology research group has been successfully established on site with the Department of Molecular and cell biology, based at the Institute of Life Science. The Swansea School of Medicine is also based at Singleton and is home to Wales’ fast-track Graduate-Entry MB, and to a vibrant research enterprise at the newly built £50M value Institute of Life Science. Our commitment to research is very strong and continues to develop, with two full time gynaecological oncology clinical research fellows in post.

The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at ABMU is staffed by 23 consultants with a broad range of special interests Swansea is staffed by 13 full-time, 2 part-time and 5 resident consultants. There is currently a 1:8 combined Obstetrics and Gynaecology rota. Due to the high volume of surgical activity, there is no obstetric component within the job plan although the successful candidate will be asked to participate in a 1:8 gynaecology only on-call rota.

Situated in South Wales, the area surrounding the location boasts beautiful scenery, affordable housing, excellent schools and higher education and good road and rail links to London.

Consultants in the Health Board benefit from a 37.5 hour week plus a flexible approach to working practices. We place great emphasis on continuous professional development and will actively support you in the development and achievement of personal goals. There are modern seminar rooms, libraries and video libraries fully equipped with the latest technology.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit please contact Mr. Kerryn Lutchman Singh (Clinical lead for Gynaecological oncology at, 01792200373) and Mr. Marsham Moselhi (Clinical Lead for Obstetrics & Gynaecology) at, 01792 286146)


Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

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

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