CONSULTANT in Gynaecological Oncology - SUBSTANTIVE

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


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Job summary

Applications are invited for a full-time substantive consultant post in gynaecological oncology.

Birmingham became home to one of the first gynaecological cancer centres in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and as such has been instrumental in the development of gynaecological oncology as a profession. Over the decades, our service has evolved and developed resulting in national and international recognition for the high-level care provided by the multidisciplinary team. In addition, our Centre has a strong research history having led the development of some key clinical trials, contributed to many national and international trials, and has a strong in-house academic programme in conjunction with the University of Birmingham. Birmingham has an excellent reputation for training and education and is one of the most prestigious gynaecological oncology training centres in the United Kingdom.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be expected to work in a Team of four full time clinical Gynaecological Oncologists and two half academic, half clinical Gynaecological Oncologists, and will be supported by a multidisciplinary team including four on site CNSs. The Team has a strong portfolio in ultra-radical ovarian cancer surgery, pelvic exenterative surgery, minimal invasive surgery, vulval surgery and the post holder is expected to participate in this work. Mentoring for newly appointed consultants will be available within the team. The Team has strong links with the Regional Sarcoma Centre, the colorectal, uro-oncology and hepatobiliary surgeons. There are plans in place to start our HIPEC and robotics programme in 2022.

About us

The Cancer Centre is currently hosted by City Hospital and covers four outreach clinics and unit MDT meetings in Greater Birmingham and Walsall; the postholder will be expected to cover one of these clinics and a unit MDT meeting. The Cancer Centre will move to a newly built, state-of-art hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital in 2022.

The Cancer Centre Team is committed to continue to improve and develop the service to provide the best possible care for the women with gynaecological cancers in Birmingham and the West Midlands. The Team is highly research active and the postholder will have opportunity and will be expected to participate in audits, clinical research and in representing the Centre in national and international forums.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Pan-Birmingham Gynaecological Cancer Centre has a strong subspecialty training programme and trains two subspecialty trainees. The Team is supported by clinical research fellows, an FY2 trainee and two advanced surgical care practitioners.

The Gynaecological Oncology Team provides 24/7 emergency cover for gynaecological oncology patients with no formal commitment towards the obstetrics or general gynaecological rota.

Applicants for this post are required to have CCT or equivalent (or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT, at the time of interview) and entry on the GMC Specialist Register in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology, with a full GMC registration.

For further information please contact the clinical service lead Mr J Balega on 0121 507 4620 or

To apply for this job please go to

Closing date: 09/09/2021

Proposed Interview Date: 04/10/2021

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organization.

Person Specification

Management and Administrative Experience


  • oAbility to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • oAbility to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures.
  • oAbility to motivate and develop the multi-disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives.


  • oExperience in risk management

Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working


  • oAbility to work well with colleagues and within a team

Personal Attributes


  • oEnergy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure
  • oAn enquiring and critical approach to work
  • oCaring attitude to patients
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, other staff and agencies
  • oCommitment to Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience


  • oAbility to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • oAn awareness of current specialty developments, initiatives and issues.


  • oKnowledge and experience of the application of information technology to publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
  • oEvidence of having undertaken original research

Teaching and Training experience


  • oAbility to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines.
  • oThe ability to appraise junior doctors and other staff.


  • oFormal training in teaching

Clinical Effectiveness


  • oExperience of conducting clinical audit
  • oAbility to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making

Clinical Experience


  • oRCOG Subspecialty training on Gynaecological Oncology
  • oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for the management of acute medical emergencies
  • oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for the care of patients


  • oExperience in radical ovarian cancer debulking surgery, radical vulval surgery, basic vulval plastic surgery, sentinel node biopsy

Personal Circumstances


  • oResidence within a reasonable distance of SWBH Hospital
  • oAbility to undertake clinical commitments at any of the Trust's sites.



  • oEntry on the Specialist Register in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology (or entry expected within 6 months from the date of interview)


  • oHigher Degree

Other Requirements


  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oAppropriate Immigration Status (where appropriate)
  • oAn understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues.

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 current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


City Hospital

City Hospital

B18 7QH

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Mr Janos Balega


Date posted

12 August 2021

Pay scheme

Hospital, medical and dental




£82,096 to £110,683 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

City Hospital

City Hospital

B18 7QH

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