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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/08/2022.

Consultant - Endocrinology

Job Reference: 298-CON-744

£84,559 to £114,003 pa pro rata

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant in Endocrinology

St James University Hospital

Closing Date: 25 August 2022

Ref: 298-CON-744

We are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity, for two whole-time equivalent Consultant Endocrinologists at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, replacing recent retirements. 

We are looking for dynamic, innovative and motivated individuals to join our friendly clinical team. These posts are focussed purely on endocrinology, with no diabetes component, and represent a rare opportunity for endocrinology sub-specialty development for interested and ambitious candidates. There will be an opportunity for the appointees to develop a specialist interest over time, which aligns with the strategic needs of the department. 

Leeds Endocrinology is a busy regional tertiary centre providing high quality care for people living with endocrinology conditions. The endocrinology department consists of 5 endocrinology consultants and 8 specialist nurses. The service currently delivers around 14,600 outpatient appointments per year with an active caseload of approximately 11,000 patients and strong referral growth. 

The department provides clinical outpatient services in all the major branches of endocrinology including pituitary disorders, osteoporosis and metabolic  bone disease, fracture liaison service,  adrenal endocrinology, endocrine late effects of cancer, thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine tumours, thyroid eye disease, antenatal endocrinology, transitional endocrinology (with paediatric colleagues). We also provide a dedicated inpatient endocrinology referral service for the Trust and advice and guidance support for Leeds. The department benefits from close links with dedicated endocrine surgery and neurosurgery and regional MDTs in adrenal, pituitary, thyroid and parathyroid disease. 

The diabetes and endocrinology team also jointly contribute to the care of general medical in-patients on one medical ward. 

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. Our 15,000 staff ensures that every year we see and treat 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 200,000 A&E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites – all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care. The Trust is closely linked with the University of Leeds and undertakes both undergraduate medical teaching and postgraduate studies. 

The ideal candidate will be innovative, forward thinking and committed to developing an integrated service to support the population we serve. Applicants should have established skills in general and specialist endocrinology and general medicine. They should be able to provide high quality patient-centred care, excel in team-working and accept shared operational responsibility for the service.  A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is expected and a research interest is desirable. 

The successful applicants should possess MRCP (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK.  In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share. 

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on: 

“What unique insights, attributes and innovation will I bring, to enhance the quality of care for Leeds endocrinology patients, in the context of current and expected future healthcare challenges” 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact one of the following: 

Dr Elizabeth Garthwaite, Clinical Director for Speciality and Integrated Medicine on 0113 206 4848 or 

Dr Emma Ward, Lead Clinician for Diabetes and Endocrinology on 0113 2065014 or 

Mr Iain MacBrairdy, General Manager for Speciality and Integrated Medicine on    0113 206 5015 or 

Dr Afroze Abbas, Consultant Endocrinologist & Endocrinology Speciality Lead on             0113 206 5197 or 


If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: E Mail Address: 

Please note that only electronic applications can be accepted for this post. 

This vacancy may close before the closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with & listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance & provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff & are committed to equal opportunities & welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants & to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely.

You may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the check on your behalf & will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service & pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last 3 full years & include valid work email addresses. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme & we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact Recruitment on (0113) 2065980

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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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