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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/01/2020.

Consultant Head of Service Neurologist

Job Reference: 358-1222167-CON-C

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital / Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£79,860- £107,668 per ann

As Head of Service for Neurology, the successful candidate will be expected to have significant experience in Medical Management and be able to demonstrate a track record of dynamic and innovative leadership and be comfortable working with complexity. The successful candidate will be expected to have experience of working with partners across the health economy to develop strategy and shape Neurology services and also in dealing with medical workforce governance issues. The successful candidate will be expected to embody UHL’s values and be a visible role model in their leadership behaviours and actions and demonstrate commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients. This will be in accordance with agreed objectives, targets, quality standards, controls and resource constraints.

This Consultant post is designed to build close working relationships between the neurology department and the speciality services within UHL, including emergency services. You will work clinically in acute neurology when on call, working with other teams to ensure that neurology patients are seen in a timely manner and have access to specialist neurological opinion. There is also the option to work in an ambulatory care setting linking with specialists in emergency care and specialist nurses to review patients urgently. This is a developing role and the applicants will have the opportunity to work with colleagues to ensure this service is embedded into and contributes to development of acute care pathways.

In addition to contributing to general and acute neurology care, you will develop services for patients in their neurology subspecialty clinic. The priorities for expansion at present are for the multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and movement disorders services. This will complement other specialist services currently provided by the department, which include the neuromuscular, and headache service as well as neuro-ophthalmology, neurogenetics, neuro-otology and designated botulinum toxin clinics for dystonia and chronic migraine. Full secretarial support will be provided and the consultant will share equally with colleagues in the training of the junior staff. The post will involve a commitment to undergraduate teaching and the appointee will be expected to participate in the audit and research activities of the department.

You will be part of the non-resident on call rota and this will run on a 1 in 5 rotation with the existing Neurology Consultant team. The aim of this is to ensure senior cover for specialist registrars on call.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving as the single point of provision of Neurology Specialist Care for the population of Leicestershire. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for consultants. We have recently launched our new Quality Strategy – Becoming the Best - which builds on a wide range of improvements over the last few years.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are vibrant, diverse and welcoming places to live, from the modern, bustling city to ‘picture postcard’ villages.

Leicester is home to over 100 shops including a flagship John Lewis and big name designers. St Martin’s Square and a number of arcades house a range of independent and regional retailers and the famous city centre covered market is the largest in Europe. The Golden Mile on Belgrave Road has the largest concentration of Indian jewellery shops outside India.

The city offers an amazing chance to join many different cultural celebrations, including the UK’s largest celebration of Diwali and biggest Caribbean Carnival.

You can take your taste buds on a gastronomic journey around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with award-winning chefs, city restaurants, rural country pubs, contemporary gastro pubs and country tea rooms. The nightlife and entertainment scene also includes:

  • A fantastic range of clubs, pubs and bars
  • The O2 Academy and De Montfort Hall bringing in international acts
  • More intimate venues such as The Musician, Firebug, The Donkey and Y Theatre.
  • The second biggest annual comedy festival in the UK
  • The Curve theatre and Phoenix independent cinema.

Leicester also has a great sporting reputation, with the following:

  • Leicester City Football Club
  • Leicester Tigers Rugby Club
  • Leicestershire County Cricket Club
  • Leicester Riders Basketball Team
  • Horse racing at Leicester Racecourse

The county is crisscrossed by footpaths, cycle trails and canals. Outdoor attractions include the National and Charnwood Forests, Bradgate Park, Beacon Hill and Swithland Wood, a number of stately homes and Rutland Water.

The strong transport infrastructure also means that you are never far from other destinations in the UK or even abroad.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and an informal discussion please contact either:

Dr Amit Mistri, Deputy Clinical Director on 0116 258 6675 or email

Dr Rachel March, Clinical Director on 0116 258 6675 or email

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

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

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

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