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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/10/2021.

Consultant Immunologist and Allergist

Job Reference: 358-3453066-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum

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

Consultant Immunologist and Allergist

Applications are invited for a Consultant Immunologist and Allergist to join our dedicated, enthusiastic and ambitious team committed to delivering high quality clinical and laboratory services both locally and regionally.

UHL consists of 3 teaching hospitals and is one on the largest hospital trusts in England. Our hospitals include a regional congenital cardiac centre, a nationally renowned respiratory centre and one of the 5 ECMO centres in the UK. Our catchment area includes Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as well as northern Northamptonshire, accounting for over a million people with significant rural and ethnically diverse populations. The area is a vibrant and welcoming place to live and work, from a modern city to ‘picture postcard’ villages.

The Clinical Immunology and Allergy department in Leicester provides a specialist Immunology laboratory, adult and paediatric immunodeficiency services, and delivers adult allergy services in conjunction with the Adult Allergy department. The service is accredited to IQAS standards and is currently undergoing QPIDS accreditation (virtual assessment completed, awaiting site visit and final documentation). The Department is a member of the regional Trent Immunology and Allergy Consortium (TRIAC) network, which aims to ensure provision of high quality Clinical Immunology and Allergy services across the broader region.

The clinical team consists of 3 medical Consultant Immunologists (including this post), a Paediatrician with an interest in immunology, 2 Specialist Registrars, 4 Specialist Immunology and Allergy Nurses, a Band 3 HCA and a Specialist Dietician. We work collaboratively with 2 Consultant Allergists from the Adult Allergy department. We are supported by 3 medical secretaries (2.0 WTE) and a dedicated clinic co-ordinator.

The Immunology laboratory is fully accredited by UKAS and is co-located with clinical offices within a fully integrated Department on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site, with a planned move to new purpose built premises on this site in the next 2 years as part of the UHL ‘building better hospitals’ reconfiguration programme. The laboratory offers a comprehensive range of immunology assays both locally and regionally for immunodeficiency, autoimmunity, allergy and haematological malignancies.

You are expected to participate in day to day functions of the adult immunology and allergy service and immunology laboratory, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical audit, research and development. You will also be required to undertake management duties and work within a multidisciplinary team.

The appointment is whole time. Any Consultant who is unable for personal reasons, to work whole time, will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with Consultant colleagues.

Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists, and full GMC registration with a license to practice and inclusion on the Specialist Register (or equivalent) is a requirement.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000, an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Scheme check will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Shanti Mahabir ( or

Dr Arthur Price (

Or via the Department of Immunology on 0116 258 6702



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 (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.

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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UK Registration

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

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