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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/10/2021.

Locum Consultant Paediatric Haematologist

Job Reference: 284-BC048-21

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£82,096 to £110,683 per annum

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.


This is a full time post which offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated clinician to join our existing team of Paediatric Haematology Consultants.

It is advertised as a locum whilst awaiting substantive approval.

The post will cover one or more subspeciality areas including benign haematology, bone marrow failure, leukaemia or stem cell transplant. We are looking to attract either a Paediatric Haematologist or a Paediatrician who has the relevant training in Paediatric Haematology.

You will be part of dedicated medical team of 7/8 Consultants (including this post), 6 Haematology Specialist Registrars/Clinical fellows and 3 ST2/3’s. There are also 6 trained/in training Advanced Nurse Practitioners in our department.

As one of the UK’s largest Paediatric Haematology departments we see a broad case-mix of both malignant and non-malignant disease and we oversee active clinical programmes in all areas of Haematology including Stem Cell Transplantation, Haemoglobinopathy, Haemostasis/Thrombosis and Haemato-Oncology.

As a University teaching hospital we provide excellent opportunities for education and research.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides secondary and tertiary level paediatric services for the child and adolescent population of much of the city of Birmingham: it is the regional referral centre for the West Midlands (population 5.2m). Our core purpose is “to lead exceptional services for the health and well being of every child and young person” and the hospital’s integrated and holistic approach was highlighted as an example of best practice in the recent report from the NHS Future Forum.

Applicants will be expected to hold their CCT or be within 6 months of award of CCT in Haematology or General Paediatrics (or equivalent) by the time of interview. The applicant must have the relevant training in Paediatric Haematology.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Sarah Lawson (SCT Lead) or Dr Alice Norton (Haematology Lead) on 0121 333 9844.

BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or adults.

From January 2021, as free movement ends there will be a new UK points based immigration system. Under the points-based immigration system, anyone coming to the UK for work must meet a specific set of requirements. Visas are then awarded to those who meet all relevant criteria. The new system will treat EU1 and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work. Anyone coming to the UK to work, excluding Irish citizens, will need to apply for permission in advance

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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