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Consultant Community Paediatrician

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Community Paediatrics
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 Pas
Job ref
£77,913 - £105,042
28/10/2018 23:59
Interview date

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) have joined together to create a new Foundation Trust, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). The Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO) was also created in 2018 to integrate community care for the people of Manchester.  As a result, it’s an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of opportunity. Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester, and a local care organisation where these changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the communities we serve. 


From the breadth of rewarding experience, to the scope to shape your own destiny, Manchester may be the most exciting place in Britain to be a Consultant in Community Paediatrics. 

A unique opportunity 

The Trust is much like our city - vibrant, always evolving, rich in diversity and all the better for it. In our multi-cultural city, you will never experience the same day at work twice. Managing a wide range of conditions, you will make a difference for children and families from all backgrounds. As part of our forward looking team, you’ll also enjoy the advantage of our close links with a host of different partners - from Manchester’s three acute hospitals, to your colleagues and counterparts in our community therapy and nursing teams, to local authorities, schools and the police. 

Your future 

Thanks to the devolution agenda and the integration of many services across the city, we stand on the brink of a new era. The opportunities for our services are huge, especially with the development of the Manchester Local Care Organisation.

We are a big department with an enthusiastic team working across a broad range of services; we like to think we do things differently. We’ll give you potential to become a pioneer. As well as providing the clinical service, our community paediatricians hold a variety of strategic and clinical lead roles - from safeguarding, LAC, adoption and fostering, to SUDC, neurodisability and palliative care. We will encourage - and expect - you to develop your own special interests and take on a leading role in your field. We’re big and bold enough to let you shape the role you’ve always imagined.

Your role 

As a Consultant, you’ll provide a locality-based service to children, as well as contributing to the greater Manchester SUDC rapid response service. Right now, we can offer you the opportunity to be the named doctor for child protection, or develop a lead role in looked after children, whatever your area of expertise due to the size of our department we can really flex and absorb your talents to create a role for you. 

Your responsibilities will certainly include assessing children with developmental delay and disability, assessing looked after children and children suffering suspected abuse, preparing statutory reports for Social Services and Special Educational Needs, and attending review and planning meetings. What’s more, you’ll shape the future of our services through research, supervision and teaching.

Your credentials

To be equal to the challenge, you’ll need to be a fully registered medical practitioner with a proven track record in community paediatrics. If you do not hold a CCT in community paediatrics, you must be able to gain this within six months or less. An excellent leader and communicator, you have experience of teaching medical students and junior staff, and carrying out audits. 

Any Consultant who is unable for personal reasons, to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Lisa Kauffmann, Associate Clinical Head of Division and Consultant in Community Paediatrics

0161-537 0440/


Dr Jane Hardy, Clinical Lead and Consultant in Community Paediatrics

0161-537 0433/

Tracey Cliff, Secretary - 0161-537 0405

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987