NHS Locum Consultant in Clinical Oncology

  • £88,364 - £119,133 (dependent on years of Consultant experience)
  • South East
  • Fixed

Job Overview

Exciting opportunity to join the NHS as a Consultant in Clinical Oncology! Following an induction to NHS Consultant practice, you’ll be practicing Oncology independently and will be allocated a Clinical Lead who will be acting as a Mentor to ensure that the job plan is regularly reviewed and supports your clinical interests and continued professional development. There will also be dedicated time in the job plan for you to use for supporting professional activities and Oncology CESR portfolio, if relevant. This makes this post is perfect if you haven’t yet secured GMC Specialist Registration however are hoping to join the NHS at a Consultant-level in Oncology. The main tumour site requirements are UGI and LGI cancer, however this is flexible depending on your subspecialist interests and expertise, and you’ll be expected to cover two tumour sites. You can expect the following duties and responsibilities from the job plan:

  • Prescribing systemic anticancer therapy
  • Planning radiotherapy
  • Conducting new patient, follow up and on-treatment review outpatient clinics
  • Supervising care of inpatients with relevant malignancies
  • Supporting Acute Oncology Service
  • Engaging in peer review meetings
  • Participating in the recruitment and running of clinical trials
  • Attending and contributing to multidisciplinary team meetings in relevant subsites
  • Participating in on-call rota (1:20), providing telephonic advice in the evenings/weekends
  • Participating in educational supervision and actively coordinating teaching/training junior medical colleagues
  • Maintaining personal Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development, with the guidance of a Mentor (Study leave and Study Bursary available)
  • Participating in clinical governance and audit activities

Key Details

  • Post: NHS Locum Consultant in Clinical Oncology
  • Contract: Fixed-Term (can be a permanent contract for applicants with CCT/Specialist Registration)
  • Salary: £88,364 - £119,133 (dependent on years of Consultant experience)

Cancer Centre

The Cancer Centre is part of a large University Hospital Trust which is a major centre for teaching and research. This is a stand-alone Cancer Centre which cares for a population of around 1.8 million. There is a custom-built inpatient Oncology ward and it has dedicated multidisciplinary clinics for all specialist subsites. The radiotherapy department offers Elekta Linac, SRS, Brachytherapy, superficial Orthovoltage and multislice CT scanner, and more state-of-the-art radiotherapy equipment. The Centre is closely linked with the University and the team are encouraged to participate in research, clinical trials and teaching. The Trust regularly onboards International Medical Graduates across all specialties, and the Cancer Centre is currently supporting several overseas trained doctors with their CESR portfolio.


  • This is a city which is close to the coast and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
  • The city offers plenty to see and do for all ages (such as shopping, music, sports, cultural activities, green spaces) and is a popular place for young professionals and families to move to.
  • It’s a very diverse city, making it a multicultural area with access to specific religious amenities.
  • The choice of schools is excellent, with both state schools and grammar schools receiving top results. There are also a couple of universities, one of which is in the UK’s top 10 University list (Russell Group).
  • The cost of living is comparatively lower than other cities in the region.
  • The transport links via rail and road are very accessible, which makes it easy to visit other areas of the UK. There are also several large international airports nearby.


  • GMC Registration with License to Practice – essential
  • Ability to practice independently at Consultant level – essential
  • Full FRCR (UK), MRCP (UK), or equivalent postgraduate medical qualification – desirable

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Clinical 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 Consultant in Clinical Oncology 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 oncology@bdiresourcing.com 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 job search.

Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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