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Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Neurosurgery

Job Reference: 425-A-19-29951

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Surgery & Critical Care
£31,217 - £49,086 per annum


This appointment is aimed at Neurosurgery trainees at the equivalent of Senior Neurosurgery registrar level with an interest in joining a busy Paediatric Neurosurgery team. The post will be for a minimum of 6 months, with a possible extension to 12 months.

The aim of this post is to provide clinical and training opportunities in Paediatric Neurosurgery with the appointee reporting directly to the Paediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Lead.

The successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly to respond to the demands of the busy tertiary unit which offers a comprehensive range of Paediatric Neurosurgical services including; head injuries, hydrocephalus, Neuro-oncology, complex spinal dysraphism and endoscopic anterior skull base surgery.

The successful applicant will be expected to work in conjunction with the Specialist Registrar to provide on call cover for the Children’s Hospital during the day. The appointee will participate in the teaching of student doctors, nurses and allied professionals and will be given the opportunity to undertake research within this teaching hospital environment.

All Applicants should have completed basic surgical training posts approved by the Surgical Royal College or overseas equivalent.

If candidates wish to visit the Hospital concerned they are at liberty to make arrangements direct with:


Mr Shungu Ushewokunze, Consultant Neurosurgeon,

0114 2717423 /


0114 2268774 /

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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 Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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