Consultant in Clinical Oncology (H&N and Lung)

  • £93,666 – £126,281
  • North East
  • Fixed

This is an opportunity to join the H&N and Lung multidisciplinary teams based in a Cancer Centre in the North. Doctors wishing to join in a more supervised capacity whilst they acclimatise to the system before beginning independent duties are also encouraged to apply, as a supportive induction will be offered. This is an exciting chance to work with state-of-the-art radiotherapy facilities with a well-established and friendly department. You’ll also be proving SACT services with your own patient lists. The centre is proud of its contribution to research and there will be lots of opportunities to work with the research team and develop clinical trials. The Clinical Director will support with your continuing professional development by reviewing objectives for all aspects of the role, such as clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. Your personal objectives can include CESR/Portfolio Pathway and the department have experience supporting doctors through this process. You may request to change the subspecialist cancer sites and this will be decided during the job plan review. The job plan will include

  • Planning and contouring radiotherapy
  • Prescribing SACT
  • Attending weekly multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Attending new patient and follow up outpatient clinics
  • Managing clinical administration and correspondence
  • Covering inpatient oncology ward rounds
  • Partaking in research and recruiting for clinical trials
  • Supervising and managing junior medical staff
  • Actively involved with departmental and personal audit
  • Continuing professional development

Key Details

  • Contract: Fixed-Term
  • Salary: £93,666 – £126,281
  • Location: North East

Cancer Centre

The Cancer Centre serves a population of over a million and receives around 5000 new cancer patients each year. The Centre has its own outpatient facilities and inpatient care is provided in a dedicated inpatient oncology ward, well-supported by Specialty Registrars/Doctors and Foundation Year/IMT trainees. The Acute oncology Assessment Service has recently expanded and run by specialist nurses with consultant support. The Chemotherapy Day Unit is in close proximity to the out-patient clinics and in-patient ward.

The Radiotherapy department is in the main Cancer Centre building and is home to linear accelerators, superficial radiotherapy and a brachytherapy room. Radiotherapy is 3D based planning through virtual simulation and conformal planning systems. The Linacs have KV imaging for cone beam CT scanning (IGRT). The centre is one of the largest in the country for patients treated with IMRT and SBRT lung cancer practices.

The local research alliance provides plenty of opportunities to participate with research and clinical trials and is supported and funded by the national Cancer Research Network. The links with local Universities also provide ongoing research activities. There is an established teaching programme and you can contribute to postgraduate lectures and trainee educational activities.


  • The city is very accessible and friendly, with access to everything you need within a short proximity
  • There’s stunning coastline and unspoilt countryside very close to the hospital
  • Larger cities in both Scotland and England are a short drive away and there are several large international airports nearby
  • The area is home to a range of excellent schools for all ages
  • The housing prices are some of the lowest in England and the cost of living is very affordable


  • GMC Registration (essential)
  • Specialty specific independent experience (essential)
  • MRCP, FRCR or equivalent post-graduate qualification (desirable)

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Oncology 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 specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

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 Oncology role in the NHS including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this vacancy or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to and one of the specialist oncology team will be in touch to discuss your options.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your application.

Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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