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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/06/2021.

Locum Specialty Trainee

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2021-24518

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Oncology Medical Staff (911209)
£50,017 pa

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

DBS checks will be completed every three years during your employment with the Trust and the cost of these checks will be deducted from your pay and you will be given the opportunity to pay this over three instalments.

Alternatively if you are registered with the DBS Update Service at the same level required for your employment with the Trust there will no requirement to complete a DBS and no further cost applied by the Trust as payment will be made by yourself directly to the DBS Update Service.



As a leader in child healthcare and research, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust provides care for more than 275,000 children and young people each year, making Alder Hey one of the biggest and busiest children’s hospitals in Europe.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a 10 PA Locum Specialist Trainee (ST3+) based at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for 12 months.  This post will provide services for children and young people within the haematology-oncology unit based at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.  The successful applicant would join a dynamic multidisciplinary team including eight Consultant Paediatric Oncologists and Haematologists covering the regional tertiary service.


The post holder's primary duty will be to take part in the management and day to day running of the department. The successful candidate will work in conjunction with Consultants, trainee doctors, advanced nurse practitioners and other members of the team. 


The post-holder would not be involved in any on-call rota.


Clinical Services


The Unit is one of 19 UK Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Groups – affiliated Principal Treatment Centre providing services for children and young people up to the age of 19 with cancer across the Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network and North Wales. 


The Department is housed in a purpose self-contained state-of-the-art unit at the centre of the new Children’s Hospital in the Park.  The Unit works closely with shared care centres throughout the network to provide seamless care.


The Oncology/Haematology Unit has a strong reputation with regard to the excellence of care based around a highly experienced and dedicated multi-disciplinary team working in first class facilities. The Unit is a major contributor to national and international clinical trials and is one of ten UK Centres accredited as a Paediatric Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre.  The Department has a thriving in house clinical research programme with a number of translational research projects in collaboration with the University of Liverpool.   The Unit has an established JACIE and HTA accredited Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Programme.


Further information concerning the post is available from:


Prof Barry Pizer

Consultant Paediatric Oncologist

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Tel. 0151 252 5294



Dr Lisa Howell                                                   

Consultant Paediatric Oncologist/

Specialty Director, Cancer Services CBU

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Tel:  0151 293 3679



Dr Banurekha Thangavelu

Consultant Paediatric Haematologist

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 0151 293 3680


Dr Jessica Sandham

Consultant Haematologist

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 0151 293 3680

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BAME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BAME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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