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Specialty Doctor Ophthalmology

Job Reference: 425-A-19-32267

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Surgery and Critical Care
£40,037 - £74,661 per annum pro rata

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to employ a dedicated and dynamic Specialty Doctor in Ophthalmology, to be a key and integral member of the Paediatric Ophthalmology Team at Sheffield Children’s’ Hospital.

The Trust, one of 4 dedicated Children’s Trusts in the country, provides an integrated community and hospital service to the population of Sheffield and specialised services to neighbouring districts.

The Paediatric Ophthalmology Team provides specialist and general eye clinics in an Ophthalmology outpatients department on the SheffieldHospital site, at Ryegate Child Development Centre and the Paediatric outpatients facility at the Northern General Hospital. There is a dedicated theatre for Ophthalmology with recently installed ‘state of the art’ operating equipment. The appointee will work with a team of 5 Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologists, another specialty doctor, and Ophthalmology Clinical Nurse Specialist and nursing team, along with Paediatric Orthoptists and Optometrists.

Applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council and completed at least 4 years full-time postgraduate training in Ophthalmology (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty.


If candidates wish to visit the hospital(s) concerned, they are at liberty to make arrangements direct with:


Miss Jane Marr

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Lead

Dept of Ophthalmology

Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Clarkson Street


S10 2TH


Telephone 0114 2717468


Lauren Hicks

Associate Director

Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Sheffield Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust


Telephone 0114 2260525 (Secretary)

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 (£45). 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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