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Consultant in Gynaecology Oncology

Job Description

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.


CONSULTANT in Gynaecological Oncology

Applications are invited for a substantive Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. This is a new post. The successful candidate will join the three current Gynaecological oncologists Mr Jo Nieto, Mr Tim Duncan and Mr Nikos Burbos.

The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust is part of the Anglia Cancer Network. The cancer network provides gynaecological oncology services for over 3,000,000 population. There are two centres, with the East Anglia centre based in Norwich and the West Anglia Centre based in Cambridge. The East Anglia Centre had 380 new gynaecological cancer cases last year and over 90 recurrences.

The hospital provides a comprehensive secondary and tertiary service in gynaecological oncology. This post is to provide a high level of service to our population with particular emphasis on the minimal access surgical techniques and supra-radical surgical treatment of gynaecological cancer. Track record of those skills will be highly desirable and should be submitted with application form (i.e. log book with numbers of cases performed to date). Due to the high volume of oncology cases, no benign gynaecological surgery will be expected to be carried out by the candidate; in addition there is no obstetric component within the job plan.

The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a dynamic and efficient team that delivers a very high level of patient care to women in Norfolk. The candidate will expected to take part in the teaching of medical students as from the Medical School of University of East Anglia. A suitable candidate may be awarded a senior honorary academic title with the university.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust is an acute teaching Trust providing comprehensive general and specialist services for a population of up to 750,000 on two sites; the 1000-bed the hospital is adjacent to the University of East Anglia with a Medical School. The curriculum is innovative and consultants in the directorate are encouraged to be involved in delivery of teaching as either recognised teachers or honorary senior lecturers.

Norwich is an accessible and growing cathedral city with some of the best facilities in the region. The surrounding countryside is beautiful with stunning coastline and the ever popular Norfolk Broads. The decision to work in Norfolk is often made for quality of life reasons and this post here offers the opportunity to join a friendly team and to get a better work/life balance.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For informal enquiries please contact Jo Nieto, Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology on  ( Phone number removed )  or Sam Mukhopadhyay, Clinical Director on  ( Phone number removed ) .

The Job Description (which includes a Person Specification) provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.

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 (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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