Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/02/2020.

Clinical Fellow in Metabolic Bone Disease

Job Reference: 425-A-20-38213

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£37,935 - £48,075

This appointment is for a Clinical Fellow (working at ST4 level or above) in paediatric Bone Disease from August 2019 (or before) for 12 months in the first instance with the potential to be extended. The candidate will be involved in the inpatient and outpatient management of children with a wide spectrum of bone diseases. The candidate will benefit from a comprehensive training in paediatric bone disease. This includes ‘metabolic’ bone disorders of calcium and phosphate metabolism such as inherited hypophosphataemic rickets and hypophosphatasia; disorders affecting bone mass causing osteoporosis such as osteogenesis imperfecta; and skeletal dysplasias such as achondroplasia. There are emergent new treatments in each of these areas and Sheffield Children’s is unique in the UK in providing all of these treatments. The successful candidate would be based in the Metabolic Bone Service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, the largest service of its type in Western Europe. The Hospital provides health services for a resident population in the City of Sheffield of approximately 526,000 and regional services for approximately 450,000 children under sixteen. The post is suited to someone with experience in paediatric bone disease, or a paediatric trainee (candidate) interested in gaining experience in this field. Although this post is not recognised for training under the deanery, it will provide excellent educational opportunities and experience in a busy specialist service, and friendly teaching hospital. If the candidate is within a recognised training programme, and a secondment is agreed, training competencies would be met. Applicants must have a minimum of four years post graduate. Full MRCPCH is essential. All candidates will need to hold full GMC registration and a license to practice at the time of appointment.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, 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.

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • CQC Good