Consultant in Clinical Oncology

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
04 May 2018
31 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

We are looking for an individual to fill this new post within the Clinical Oncology Department at The Leeds Cancer Centre, St James’s University Hospital.

This is a new 10 PA NHS post for a consultant clinical oncologist, with special interests in lung cancer and acute oncology/CUP. This post will join an established team within the Leeds Cancer Centre providing non-surgical lung cancer and acute oncology/CUP services working closely with colleagues providing similar services across West Yorkshire. The successful applicant will be able to develop specialised skills in the planning and supervision of radiotherapy for lung cancer including IMRT and SABR. In addition, there will be an exciting opportunity to lead and develop the acute oncology service and make a substantial contribution to the CUP service. They will join 8 other oncologist treating lung cancer and a team including consultant oncologists, staff grades, specialist nurses and administrative staff delivering the acute oncology/CUP service.

Leeds Cancer Centre is one of the most prestigious oncology departments in the UK, providing an ideal infrastructure for high quality multidisciplinary cancer services and ensuring the best outcomes for the catchment population of West Yorkshire. In addition, there is a well established academic department of clinical oncology with a strong clinical research portfolio.

The successful applicant should possess FRCR (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.

Applicants should have established skills in clinical oncology and it would be desirable if they had evidence of experience of treating lung and CUP tumours as well as experience of acute oncology. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

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 will the treatment of cancer look like in 10 years’ time?’

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:

Dr Rachel Cooper, Lead Clinician for Clinical Oncology,, on 0113 2068234.

Dr Kevin Franks,Consultant clinical oncologist specialising in the treatment of lung cancer, on 0113 2067854.

Dr Alison Young, Consultant Medical Oncologist lead for acute oncology, 0113 2068938.

Dr Rob Turner, Consultant clinical Oncologist and lead for CUP, on 0113 2067406.

To apply for this post, please click on the APPLY button.

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD: Wednesday 27 June 2018.

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

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

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

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

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and 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 and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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

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

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