Consultant Community Paediatrician | BDI Resourcing

Consultant Community Paediatrician

  • £93,666- £126,281
  • North West
  • Fixed

There is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive Trust in the North West of England as a  Community Consultant in the Families and Integrated Community Care.

This newly created up to 10 PA post is to support Community Paediatrics, along with supporting the recently developed neurodevelopmental pathway as the team continues to ensure the delivery of high-quality regional level.

There is the chance to develop an interest area to complement the community team. Additionally, the team are able to help the post holder develop specific skills as needed such as ADOS-2 assessments. Applicants with varying experience can be accommodated and support offered to develop within the role, based on the candidate experience and so we would invite informal pre-application enquires as necessary.

The paediatric team has got a strong reputation of providing both undergraduate and postgraduate training. The team hosts both MRCPCH and DCH examinations on yearly basis and you will be encouraged to develop as an examiner for Royal Colleges.

There is a dedicated leadership training programme in the trust for development of new consultant with strong ethos around coaching and mentoring.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be appointed as Consultant Community Paediatrician, joining a team of 15 WTE consultants delivering integrated paediatric care. Note within the Consultant body there are already 4 Community-Only Consultant Paediatricians and 3 Consultant Paediatricians that deliver both Acute and Community Paediatric care, in addition to 9 acute only consultants.

The post advertised is a newly created role that backfills existing Community Consultant activity as the team has been re-organised to meet the requirements of the Neuro-developmental (ND) pathway. The postholder will therefore take part in the range of activities needed to serve a geographical catchment, allowing community-based building of strong inter-professional and organisational relationships. This will be very responsive to the imminent integrated care system. The delivery of the Neuro-developmental pathway has been recognised by our partners and commissioners and this led to the creation of this role to continue the high quality multi-agency child focussed assessment and support work that it delivers.

There is no on call component in this role, although there may be some responsibility for acute safeguarding assessments along with the wider team.

There is a dedicated leadership training programme in the trust for development of new consultant with strong ethos around coaching and mentoring.

Job description

The post holder will cover a catchment of schools within the area, joining colleagues with surrounding catchments. They will see children in school age community clinics, as well accepting neurodevelopmental pathway referrals from these areas with administrative and clinical support from the neurodevelopmental team. Time is provided in the job plan for pathway panel meetings and panel feedback. The post holder will also attend the child developmental centre twice a week, contributing to the pre-school age service and therefore offering a varied clinical caseload as part of this exciting new opportunity.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of patients in their direct care. The Appointee will be predominately responsible for community based paediatric care within the area.

The postholder will also work in a school-aged setting as the link doctor covering a catchment of schools. Referrals for children within this catchment will be accepted, as well as specific referrals on the Neuro-developmental pathway from these same schools with support of the central ND admin and clinical team. Time is offered for patient related communication, discussion, and administration, as well as time for discussion panels and MDT. This will involve evaluation of a case load of new and follow up patients within a multidisciplinary fashion.

The Trust can also offer comprehensive CESR support to the successful candidate so they can achieve specialist Registration within two years to commencing post. You will be joining a forward-thinking NHS trust at period of significant growth.

Person Specification


  • Full registration with the GMC

Qualifications and Training


  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Register or eligible for inclusion within 6 months of interview date


  • Higher degree (MD/PhD)



  • Has achieved the competencies relating to General Paediatric Training, usually after 2 years of General Professional Training in Paediatrics
  • Is able to demonstrate having achieved the competencies equivalent to Higher Specialist Paediatric Training including usually 3 years in Community Child Health (usually after 5 years of Higher Specialist Training in total)
  • Experience of team working
  • Experience of identifying autism needs 


  • Experience in other areas relevant to Community Child Health e.g. paediatric neurodisability including assessment and management of children with social communication disorders, child mental health, public health
  • Evidence of standardised training in child development and neurodisbility tools e.g. ADOS, Griffiths
  • Experience of working with looked-after, and children being considered for adoption
  • Experience of working as a medical advisor for adoption panels
  • UK community based experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written.
  • Effective teaching skills Ability to organise and prioritise workload and to delegate responsibility and supervise staff.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a multi-disciplinary team and work sensitively within teams and across organisations
  • Involvement and evidence of implementation of service development and managing change in a healthcare setting
  • Leadership skills- ability to take responsibility, show leadership and make decisions


  • Educational qualification or working towards.
  • Computer and IT skills

Management skills


  • Awareness of NHS organisation and core values of NHS
  • Understanding of the management responsibilities of NHS consultants
  • Participation in a management training course

Knowledge / Research


  • Commitment to CPD and requirements of clinical governance and audit


  • A proven track record in self- directed research
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of the Emergency Medicine Specialism
  • Tailored Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and salary negotiations

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Guidance through Pre-employment checks
  • COS and Visa Application support for you and your family
  • Support securing short-term and long-term accommodation
  • Assistance with Travel Arrangements
  • Support finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care
  • How to Apply

To apply for this role, simply send your CV through to and one of our specialist medicine team can pick it up. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email your queries through to the same address and one of our team will be in touch.  

Daniel Platts Director

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