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Consultant Clinical Oncologist (Colorectal/Anal and Breast)

Job Reference: 358-2666499-CON-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Oncology
LRI, Leicester
£82,096 - £110,683 Consultant

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Consultant Clinical Oncologist (Colorectal/Anal and Breast)


Following the appointment of the current post holder to a prestigious research appointment at a national cancer centre, applications are invited for a Clinical Oncologist with an interest in colorectal/anal and breast malignancies.

The University Hospitals of Leicester is one of eleven Trusts in the country to be selected to host the regional (East Midlands) Operational Delivery Network following the publication of the Radiotherapy Service Specification in January 2019.

For several years we have also been one of the few nationally accredited centres for SABR for the treatment of oligometastases and support and training can be provided for the successful candidate.

The University Hospitals of Leicester’s Oncology service forms part of “SEMOC” (the South East Midlands Oncology Centre) which with Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust forms one of the UK’s largest oncology centres. We provide high quality patient care as well as being a leader in clinical trials and serve the 1.6 million joint population of Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire, ensuring a viable and dynamic service able to meet future specialist commissioning requirements.

Situated in the centre of the East Midlands this vacancy will be based at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust at the Leicester Royal Infirmary in the purpose-built Osborne Building.

The opportunity also exists for development of other specialist interests and these can be negotiated for the right candidate. In addition the successful candidate will be expected to become involved in other exciting initiatives such as research and trials.

The UHL department is integrated with the academic unit of the University of Leicester which has achieved Cancer Research UK cancer centre status and is one of the national Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres. The successful candidate therefore also has the potential to be involved with the University in an academic capacity.


For further details / informal visit contact:

Dr Muhammad Shams Ul-Islam (Head of Service) on 0116 258 5081 (Secretary)

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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