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General Paediatrics with an interest in Cardiology
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed term: 2 years
Part time - 2 sessions per week
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Swansea Bay University Health Board
Employer type
Singleton Hospital
£86,063 - £111,732 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
28/08/2022 23:59
Interview date

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Swansea Bay University Health Board logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Consultant General Paediatrician – Weight Management Service

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant


We expect everyone that works for the Health Board, regardless of their role, to share and uphold our values in all that they do:

  • Caring for each other - in every human contact in all of our communities and each of our hospitals.
  • Working together - as patients, families, carers, staff and communities so that we always put patients first
  • Always improving - so that we are at our best for every patient and for each other.  

Consultants working in Wales work to a salary range of  £82,356 - £106,920 per annum with a further £26,672 per annum in commitment awards when eligible.

A recruitment incentive payment is paid to all newly appointed Consultants in Wales who are paid on the first three points on the substantive consultant pay scale.

You could also benefit from a relocation package of up to £10,000 towards your move here.


Job overview

We have a vacancy for a part-time Consultant within the Paediatric Weight management Service.  This is a new post funded for 2 years initially.

We are looking for an ambitious Paediatric  Consultant to join one of the largest providers of integrated health care in the UK as soon as possible.

You will support children, young people and families living with severe obesity as part of the Level 3 Children and Young People’s Weight Management service (CYPWMS) as described in the All Wales Weight Management Pathway 2021 ( children, Young People and families).

The CYPWMS has been funded to provide Level 2 and Level 3 weight management services working across the Swansea Bay University Health Board which includes areas of high social and economic deprivation with associated high levels of overweight and obesity.

You will join a team of 16 consultants within paediatric services but will specifically work for the weight management service. The 2 session post comes with 1.5 clinical and 0.5 sessions for supporting professional activities. The CYPWMS will primarily be based in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot area in dedicated premises.

You will be based in the Childrens Centre, Hafan Y Mor, Singleton Hospital, Swansea. 


Main duties of the job

The CYPWM team is multidisciplinary consisting of an operational service lead, paediatric dietitian, paediatric physiotherapist, psychologist, team administrator and 2 support workers. This is a newly funded service and we are looking for a motivated consultant to design the medical element of the level 3 service alongside a multidisciplinary team.

The level 3 caseload will consist of complex clinical obese children and young people including learning disabilities, ASD, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, endocrine conditions, sleep apnoea and non-alcoholic 2 fatty liver disease. In addition, you will provide advice to the team working with level 2 patients. You will be supported by a dedicated paediatric nurse.

Working for our organisation

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board. 

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full details and further contacts for discussions on the role please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered with the GMC
  • Licensed to practice
  • On specialist register with GMC
  • CCT in Paediatrics or equivalent
  • MRCPCH or equivalent
  • Further relevant degree


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of an ability to develop effective working relationships, on an individual and multi-disciplinary basis with all levels of staff (”Working Together”)
  • Evidence of working with management and clinical colleagues to improve a service (“Always Improving”)
  • Values partnership with other agencies (”Working Together”)
  • Evidence of experience in paediatric endocrine medicine Special interest (SPIN) module endocrine/diabetes or equivalent experience)
  • Evidence of teaching and training of post/undergraduate clinical staff
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and completing audit
  • Evidence of undertaking or participating in clinical research


Essential criteria
  • Effective leadership; ability to take responsibility and demonstrate leadership when appropriate
  • Understands the importance of effective Team Working with all levels of staff, take time to listen, understand and involve people; receptive to appropriate change
  • Understands and can apply the principles of Prudent Healthcare
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients, colleagues, relatives and staff; communicate openly and honestly and explain things clearly
  • Understands information systems and technology

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Flexible and adaptable to competing demands with the ability to work effectively under pressure and cope with setbacks
  • Ability to undertake on-call
  • A commitment to continuous improvement, with a positive attitude, seeks out learning, and continually develops skills and the service
  • Enthusiasm to take a lead role in clinical development
  • Empathy and sensitivity: ability to listen, understand and involve people; see people as individuals

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Sujoy Banerjee
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
Telephone number
01792 285467
Additional information

Michelle Mason-Gawne, Divisional Manager, Children and Young Peoples Division

Tel: 01792 205666 ext. 38912



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