NHS Locum or Substantive Consultant in Clinical or Medical Oncology (CESR Supported)

  • £84,559 - £114,003
  • Northern Ireland
  • Fixed

The role is based in a highly reputable and well known Cancer Centre in the North West of Ireland. As a fixed-term or permanent Consultant, you will be practicing as a senior Oncologist in the department, with the option of moving to a permanent contract once you’ve received Specialist Registration.
As a consultant you’ll be offered a mentor to provide on-going support in post to acclimatise and progress in the new role. Doctors pursuing Specialist Registration via CESR pathway will be offered a huge amount of support with the portfolio. The main tumour site requirements are Lung, GI and GU, so applicants with experience in these areas will be preferred, however there can be some flexibility with the subsite specialisation.
For CESR aspirants, additional SPA’s and weekly clinics will be dedicated to tumour site rotations, allowing for all competencies to be signed off. 

Key Details

  • Contract: Fixed Term or permanent
  • Salary: £84,559 - £114,003
  • Location: Northern Ireland 

Cancer Centre

The Centre has been a well-established site for delivering systemic anti-cancer treatment (SACT) for over a decade. However, with the recent establishment of a brand new state-of-the-art Cancer Centre on-site, the Trust is now in a privileged position to enable a catchment area consisting of approximately 500,000 residents to avail of both Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Services closer to home.
The centre is well-staffed by Clinical and Medical Oncologists, Specialty Doctors, Foundation Year doctors, Advanced Care Practitioners, Pharmacists, Radiographers, and the management team. Research is encouraged and the cancer research team manage several clinical trials which you can get involved with. The centre supports medical students from two local Universities, and you’re encouraged to supervise and teach them. 

The ground floor treatment wings include four linear accelerator bunkers and a Superficial Treatment room for Radiotherapy, with associated Imaging and Treatment Planning facilities as well as the extension to the existing Chemotherapy department. The first floor comprises 35 single bedroom ward accommodation. Treatment Planning and Administration offices.
An integrated multi-disciplinary management structure ensures all healthcare professionals can contribute to maintaining an advanced and agile clinical service. The Cancer centre is a Varian Centre of Excellence, hold UKAS BS 70000:2017 “MPACE” accreditation, CHKS oncology service accreditation and are a reference site for Sun Nuclear and IBA Dosimetry.


The Radiotherapy Suite provides treatment five days a week, Monday to Friday.

Chemotherapy Services

Chemotherapy Services are situated in a purpose-built facility within the Cancer Centre, with an extensive on-site cancer team to manage patients closer to home. The chemotherapy services are made up of a Suite Outpatient Department, Triage Service, and a 27 bedded-inpatient ward. 

The Outpatient Suite

Delivers systemic anti-cancer treatment (SACT), and is situated on the Ground Floor of the Cancer Centre. The environment is made up of an open-plan treatment area with 25 chairs and access to five single treatment rooms. The  Suite is operational Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Inpatient Care Ward

The Hospital boasts a 27 bedded ward which provides inpatient care for Oncology and Haematology patients. It’s operational seven days a week, 24 hours a day.


  • The Trust is a vibrant and exciting place to pursue a career.
  • Part of the NHS, the Trust provides ample opportunity to make your career stimulating, challenging and rewarding.
  • The Cancer centre is only minutes from Derry city
  • Prime location for exploring the spectacular scenery of the North and Causeway coast
  • Great public transport service, providing regular bus / train service to Belfast City in approximately 90 minutes.
  • Full range of top quality academic institutions, from primary, secondary and grammar schools, through higher and further education to its own university campus 


  • GMC Registered with License to Practice – essential
  • Experience practicing Oncology independently – essential
  • MRCP (UK), FRCR (UK) or equivalent postgraduate qualification – desirable
  • Interest in Lung or GU Cancers – desirable

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Consultant in 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 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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