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Cancer Nurse Specialist posted by NHS

Full Time
Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham
£28,050 - £36,644 / year
NHS Band 6/7

Job Description



Officially launched in February 2017, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust brings together Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital together under one united NHS Foundation Trust – the first of its kind in the UK.

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.


Job Advertisement

Associate Oncology  Nurse Specialist

Band 6

30 hours

Permanent contract



This is an exciting opportunity to work in a brand new Cancer Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital called Waterfall house, one of the UK’s largest Primary Treatment Centre’s for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, and to make a real difference to the lives of families across the region affected by childhood cancer.  


You will have experience at band 5 in paediatric oncology. The successful candidate will also have the ability to manage a caseload as well as supervising junior staff. The CNS team supports all children with a cancer diagnosis; we are currently recruiting a team member to support the Neuro-oncology and Oncology patients so the candidates’ interests and experience should reflect this. However candidates would need to be willing to work across all area’s including Haematology.

You will have excellent communication skills, be well organized, thrive in a busy and challenging environment, and enjoy working as a key member of a multi-professional team.

We will offer an induction and orientation programme tailored to meet your individual needs, and support for your continuing professional development.

Informal discussions or visits are welcome.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact

Tasmin Aston Lead Cancer Nurse [Click here to apply]

Helen Queen Senior Oncology Nurse Specialist [Click here to apply]

Sharon Beardsmore Senior Neuro- Oncology Nurse Specialist [Click here to apply]

This post is for 30 hours a week




Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside 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 Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

BWC is a teaching hospital and as such you may come into contact with students of many disciplines. Staff must comply with Trust policy and respective regulatory body requirements in relation to training and updating and fulfil duties of mentorship and assessment as required.




Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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 [Click here to apply]

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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